How to weave Leno Lace on the Mirrix loom

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.

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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!

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Leno can seem a little challenging at first, so I figured that a video  tutorial is a good idea.

Here it is:

Happy Weaving!





Filed under Loom & looms & small loom weaving, Mirrix loom, tutorial & how to, video tutorial, weaving & handwoven

6 responses to “How to weave Leno Lace on the Mirrix loom

  1. 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!


  2. 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 😀


  3. Jan

    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.


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  5. fibresofbeing

    Thanks for the great tutorials Noreen. I’m really excited about the possibilities and did my first experiment today. (shown in my blog post A fast way to do some leno was just what I needed.


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