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Tapestry Looms // DIY to Mirrix and everything in between...

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Tapestry Looms // DIY to Mirrix and everything in between...

When shopping for a tapestry loom there are absolutely some key things to look for, but there are also specific wants and needs that you will have regarding size, budget and comfort. So, in this article I cover all the things to consider when shopping for a tapestry loom with the hopes that you will have a clearer idea of what will be best for you. We will consider versatility, what size tapestries you want to weave, what features to look for in a tapestry loom, price, and finally DIY options. The first thing you should know is that all of...

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Transparency about our current batch of mini loom kits

Janna Vallee

Transparency about our current batch of mini loom kits

Hello, I'm here to share that unfortunately my recent batch of cards which I wind my Everlea Worsted yarn samples onto, for the mini loom kits (shown above), arrived with glossy coating. What this means is it has a glossy finish which is achieved with the use of plastic, which is not within our 'best business practices' model. My original design and first batch of cards did not arrive this way so I am surprised and disappointed, and from now on will make sure this doesn't happen again. Luckily I didn't order a massive amount! I wanted to come here...

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Keeping your knits safe over summer

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Keeping your knits safe over summer

You might have hand-knits, special sweaters or important tapestries which you would hate to see ruined by moths. Here are some important things you should know going into the summer season.

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Interview with Brooklyn Art Library

Janna Vallee

Interview with Brooklyn Art Library

Over on the Brooklyn Art Library blog you can find their recent interview with me. We talked about my art practice, my business and art school days.  Brooklyn Art Library is a non-profit who hosts the Sketchbook Project, which I participated in in 2011, and ten years later have just signed up for another round. The Sketchbook Project is a collection of sketchbooks from around the world. They send you a sketchbook to complete, and you send it back to be included in the library. Your sketchbook remains in their Brooklyn-based brick and mortar library of over 50,000 sketchbooks, and...

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Tapestry workshop with Brooklyn Art Library

Janna Vallee learn tapestry

Tapestry workshop with Brooklyn Art Library

Join me for Small Tapestries: Sketchbook Studies  Friday, March 26th at 1pm-3pm EST/10am-12pm PST$10 USDOnline via Zoom with Brooklyn Art Library Access to the workshop will be sent 24 hours before the class starts. The replay will be sent to attendees as soon as the session ends for unlimited access! Learn the art of designing for and weaving tapestry in small-format sketchbook studies. We will cover the elements of design to consider for small-scale tapestry using paper collage and then dive into the basics of tapestry weaving. Students will complete a collage and tapestry pairing to mount on paper. Suggested...

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