I have quite a few not-worthy-of-publishing tutorial videos on hand. One of them was attempted while I was blogging on the Mirrix blog last year and consists of a number of outtakes of me standing beside my Mirrix saying, "Hello Mirrix Junkies!" Which I quickly decided was not politically correct, but is still kind of a funny thing to watch. All my video tutorial attempts occur during Sam's naps which are about 2-3 hours long. It is amazing to me how hard it can be to make a half-decent clip, and then how long it takes to shoot and edit the 5 minute video. I need to start scripting future videos since I'm really camera shy to the point where even though I'm not in the shot I cannot form a normal sentence because I know I'm being recorded. Sometimes I ask myself why I do them, and then I realize I can't not because I love sharing textile hand-work knowledge! Also, they com in quite handy for correspondence between myself and people interested in learning techniques that I use. Since as part of my practice I share textile techniques in public or for free by way of grants I get a lot of questions by email, so these videos allow me to offer link instead long winded individual replies. That's not to say I don't love chatting with people over email about textiles or keeping in touch with students - making fast fibre friends is half the reason I teach! It's just, email jail is never my chosen destination. Anyone who is smiling in recognition of that term understands.
So with that said, here is another quick, Sam's nap worth of video on how to finish those lose weft ends on the back of your tapestries. Enjoy!
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