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Weave-Along 36: The Diamond Tapestry

the diamond tapestry

Jump right in to tapestry weaving by learning to make this gorgeous diamond tapestry during Mirrix's 36th weave-along that will take place in January. Get weekly detailed instruction on warping, weaving and finishing this project all with a virtual community of people working on the same project at the same time. (Kit or loom starter package required.)

This diamond tapestry pattern has appeared in about ten of Mirrix President Claudia Chase’s tapestry weavings over the years. The concept is simple: you can build diamond and triangle shapes independently of one another without having to worry about what direction the individual wefts are going in. The concept is elegant and simple and easy to apply. We have provided a lovely assortment of Swedish Mattgarn, a worsted weight wool yarn that is full of body and rich colors. Since you can make at least two tapestries with the yarn included in this kit, you can play with the colors, using all or some for each piece. Enjoy the colors and the shapes as you explore the wonderful world of diamonds and triangles.

Project Size: 5" x 11" (or 5" x 8" if you are making this on a Chloe Pocket Loom or Saffron Pocket Loom without an extended rod.)

In this weave-along you will learn:
-How to set-up and warp a Mirrix Loom
-Tapestry techniques: Slit tapestry, building up shapes (triangles and diamonds)
-How to finish a tapestry

What is a weave-along?
A weave-along is an online course focusing on a specific project. Every Sunday for the length of the weave-along participants will get an email with links to instructions for the week ahead that might include downloadable .PDFs, online written content and/or videos. This is not a live event, but does take place over a specific time frame so participants are all working on the same part of the project at generally the same time. Weave-along participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage with other members of the weave-along via email and social media sites including the Mirrix Facebook Page, Mirrix Facebook Group and Mirrix Ravelry Page

What do you need to begin: 
-Any Classic Series Mirrix Loom (except for the 5” Mini Mirrix) 22” or smaller with an 8 dent warp coil or a Chloe Pocket Loom (with an 8 dent comb and extended rod) or Saffron Pocket Loom with an extended rod(If you don't have an extended rod, you can make this piece but it will only be 8" long.) 
-A good pair of scissors and a measuring tape
-A sewing needle and thread for finishing (not needed on a Chloe or Saffron Loom)
-Heddles can be purchased separately if you plan to use the shedding device on a loom that has one (optional for this project). We will not be demonstrating weaving on a loom with a shedding device on it.
-A beater (or fork)

When does the weave-along take place?
Warping: Week of January 22nd
Weaving: Week of January 29th
Weaving Week Two: February 5th
Finishing: Week of February 12th

What if you (or the person you are gifting this kit or loom package to) cannot take part in January and February?
We will keep all of our weave-along resources live indefinitely so if you are busy during the weave-along you can always catch up later. We will also make the project available for free download after the weave-along takes place.

How do you get started?
The Diamond Tapestry Kit can be purchased here. 
The Diamond Tapestry Kit Loom Starter Package can be purchased here.

You will receive a link to sign up for the weave-along inside of the weave-along kit. 

The kit (or starter package) is required to participate in the weave-along.