I have been spinning for over 10 years, knitting for over 25 years and crocheting for over 40 years. I love the fiber arts tremendously but I also enjoy drawing, sewing, cross stitch and embroidery and I am finding myself wanting to return to many of my first loves as I am rather burned out with the fiber arts right now.
Over the last few years I have been “full steam ahead” with knitting and spinning, making me feel guilty if I wanted to do something else. Yes, it sounds pretty silly to say that but that is how I have been feeling. I think though with the recent chain of events in the fiber community, I need a break and I need to do something new. This is quite evident with all the things I have been started but have no desire to finish and have hence frogged. I have simply lost interest. So, I am putting knitting down for a spell and plan to pick up stitching. I will still share my knitting and spinning projects, but will also be sharing more things that I love too create too.
This last month I have seen so many stitchers share a beautiful design by The Blue Flower called the Quilting Bee. I have ordered the chart and thread, and can’t wait to to start!
|Photo courtesy of The Blue Flower|
I also plan to make a few more linen tops in the fabric I shared in an earlier post. Once I finish my tops, I plan to tackle a few pants and maybe even shorts. I am enjoying sewing tremendously and love the fact I can make my own clothes, it’s a very satisfying feeling.
Do you ever find that you need a change of pace in your crafting life?
Until next time, be creative!