So much going on I sometimes find myself walking in circles because I cannot figure out what to start or finish first.  I am getting used to my newly arranged studio.  Haven’t yet put up paintings or tapestries.  Just not willing to put holes in the wall yet and afraid I might hang something in the wrong place.  So I will sit with it until something speaks to me.  Unfortunately, what is really speaking to me is weaving a huge multi-panel piece.  I just don’t have time today!

Meanwhile, little steps.

We at Mirrix have decided to do our best to fill in our online store with all the “stuff” you could possible need.  Hence, we were so excited to run into the tulip beading needles.  Received my first order the other day and did not waste time breaking out a needle and breaking it in.  They are indeed beautiful, functional and they don’t bend easily.  I can even thread them.  What is more they seem to be able to squeeze through tiny bead spaces again and again. I was amazed.  So whether your are using the shedding device or not (and especially when not) these are the needles for you.  They come in a nice little package to keep them safe.

Second thing we are adding to our online store.  Yup, I am finally willing to part with some of this gold. We are including it in the elegant and wedding bracelet kits, but we thought you might want to buy some of it for other projects.  We’ve combined three strands of gold.  They are all slight different colors so the total effect is perfect.  The gold skeins are each twenty-four yards.  It’s hard to photograph.  Will take a bunch of photos today to come up with a clearer depiction of this amazing thread.  Sneak preview:
Have you heard?  The weave-along after the September one (which will be the elegant or wedding cuff bracelet) will be a double-header.  Yes, you will have the option of weaving a wool tapestry cellphone case or the beaded one.  Both cases are large enough to hold the largest smartphones.  Also could be used as a purse for other small items.  Let me show the pictures of the beaded case which is not yet put together completely.

This is the piece right off the loom.  I used the shedding device and the piece smooth and perfect.  Not one mistake.  I was so proud of myself!

I tied overhand knots to finish the warp threads, trimmed them and then folded over a couple of rows of beads and glued it down.  Easier than having to sew it down.

Sewed Duponi silk to back before folding it up and sewing it together.

Will show more pictures later.  Right now I have to finish those bracelet kits.

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