I adore my mirrix weaving loom. Due to my earlier sampling efforts with handspun yarn my mirrix tapestry loom was already warped and ready to go. I created a line to keep my weft from slipping too far down my warp, and started weaving away. My first few picks were created using a paperclip and my weft yarn, then I went looking for tapestry bobbins. Unfortunately for me, and my budget, tapestry bobbins are about $20 for three wooden ones. Balancing my desire to not purchase any more plastic than absolutely essential, and my want for several bobbins to create my multi-colored tapestry, I was concerned that my budget was going to go out the window. One persistent search later and I discovered that some enterprising individuals discovered that they can use 4-inch golf tees as tapestry bobbins. They work well, I have to be careful because the weft can slip off of the point creating a bit of a tangle. It is with great shock that I discovered passing these bobbins back and forth under the warps does not seem to bother my wrist at all. I firmly believe that this is due to the amazing shedding device on the mirrix.
The other major crafting that I am doing this week involves needle felting. I have to admit I adore stabbing something a few hundred times with a piece of art or other useful object as a result.
With less than an hour’s work I managed to create these two pouches, I believe that they will be useful for small objects such as tapestry bobbins on the go. I will be teaching two needle felting classes in the next two weeks, one will involve creating coasters while the other focuses on sculptures. I am really looking forward to both of these classes, I also hope to incorporate a very small amount of the slow fashion/slow cloth movement by mentioning that you can create your own decorative patches for repairing clothing using needle felting.
Have a great week and remember to Live Life A Little More Abstract.