I am fascinated by exploring all the different things that I can do with Mirrix looms.
While I am involved in this four month long co-creation with Mirrix looms, I am going to be looking at what I can and can’t do with the Mirrix looms.
(Guess what I am NO GOOD at? Bead weaving on the Mirrix!
Yep. All my bead weaving has been off loom and I am TERRIBLE at bead weaving on the loom.
That one came as a surprise… ah well… we shall see if that changes! )
In my previous blog post, LINK, I showed how I set up my Lani Mirrix loom, using the ‘No Warp Ends’ warping technique.
There are several advantages in setting up your Mirrix loom for the ‘No Warp Ends’ technique:
It allows you to sample different weaving techniques quickly and efficiently.
You won’t waste time OR yarn when using the ‘No Warp Ends’ technique.
I love that!
Because the ‘No Warp Ends’ warping technique precludes using a shedding device, it is perfect for weaving techniques that are hand manipulated, like: LENO lace! Yay!
I think that Leno lace is the bee’s knees.
It’s kind of a miniature version of the ancient technique of twisting fibers, called, Sprang.
You do this nifty twist thing, and tadah! You get a bonus free row that is cheerfully waiting for you, gratis! Whee!
Leno can seem a little challenging at first, so I figured that a video tutorial is a good idea.
Here it is:
6 responses to “How to weave Leno Lace on the Mirrix loom”
Great stuff as always! It makes what usually sounds a very complicated process in most weaving books easy to understand. One of the best tutorials I have come across! Thank you!
Thank you so much, Caroline 🙂
This is why I am such a firm believer in making video tutorials… trying to write out the step by step process for some techniques is a nightmare.
I find that my years of teaching workshops serves me really well in this-
I imagine that I am showing the technique to a workshop participant who hasn’t done it yet, and I want to be able to cover all their questions.
I am really pleased that you liked the video! I hope it will inspire lots of people to give Leno lace a try 😀
Noreen, this is absolutely brilliant! I am anticipating weaving a leno sample using a frame loom and your wonderful s-hook warp. Thank you so much for these very illuminating tutorials.
thank you so much for your very kind comment, Jan!
I hope you will have great fun weaving your Leno Lace!
Happy Weaving! 🙂
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Thanks for the great tutorials Noreen. I’m really excited about the possibilities and did my first experiment today. (shown in my blog post http://fibresofbeing.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/weaving-nancys-blanket/) A fast way to do some leno was just what I needed.