Facebook Live: What is it and when is it happening?

Have you seen this new trend with people using Facebook Live? It is rather popular and I think that is because it is a lot of fun to know you're watching someone live and you are even able to ask them questions in real time.

Yesterday I did my first lengthy FB Live on my business page, Rebecca Mezoff Tapestry Studio. If you missed it, you can see the replay on my page right now. I have pinned it to the top of the feed for the moment, but if you're seeing this a week or more down the road, just search for it using the guide below.

 On my  business page , look for the link to videos and then look for the one with my pink shirt.

On my business page, look for the link to videos and then look for the one with my pink shirt.

I will also be doing FB Live events in the private Facebook group for my online students. If you are in one of my online classes and you haven't joined this group yet, let me know and we'll get you signed up. (You must have a FB account to do this.) That event will be a question and answer session and the first one will be Thursday, March 2nd at 2pm MST. You'll have an opportunity to send me questions ahead of time and I'll answer them during the broadcast as well as take live questions.

How does FB Live work?

Facebook Live is a fairly new phenomenon and I wanted to give you a few tips for participating if you haven't experienced it yet.

The video will show up on the appropriate Facebook page. Make sure you're looking at the right page! If I am doing an event for my online students and you are one of them, you should be on the private FB page for the classes, not the Rebecca Mezoff Tapestry Studio page. If I'm doing an event for the general public as I did yesterday, you should be looking at that public page.

You can view the live feed in real time or you can go back and watch the video later. At the appointed time, simply go to that page and look in the feed for the live video. You may well also see it in your regular Home Facebook feed, especially if you have watched my live events before. You can type questions as I'm talking and I'll try to catch them and answer as I go along. If you're watching the replay of the event, Facebook will add time-stamps to when those questions were asked during the live broadcast so you can actually see what people were asking as I was talking.

Tapestry looms: how to chose the right one for you

I talked about tapestry looms yesterday and showed you many different options. I was pretty frank about what I do and don't like about each loom. I do believe there are looms for certain uses and the sort of thing you want to weave should directly impact the loom you choose. As you'll see in the video, I use a pretty wide variety of looms myself though I did narrow it down at the end to the three small looms I like the best (I'll always tell you that my Harrisville rug loom is the best large-format tapestry loom made! I will talk about that in a future episode).

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In the broadcast, I also tell you about a free download that lists all the looms and spells out the details I'm talking about in the video. You don't have to sign up for anything to get this freebie, just get the link from the video. It also includes a significant discount for my Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms online class, so if you're interested in that, you're going to want to watch that video.

Future Facebook Live events

There was a lot of interest in yesterday's live event, so I will be doing this again soon.

The first Q&A live event in my online class FB group will be Thursday, March 2nd at 2pm MST. If you need to figure out what time that is in your part of the world, you can use THIS handy online tool.

I will be doing another public event soon, so watch my Rebecca Mezoff Tapestry Studio page and my newsletter for date and time.

What topics would you like me to address in a future Facebook Live? Please leave a comment below to let me know!