“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
Another week has come and gone, and while I rather feel I didn’t accomplish as much as I had planned, I do have a couple of finishes for the week.
From my little loom…
I finished my small woven wall hanging and I absolutely love how it turned out. It’s not perfect my no means and I still need to find something for it to hang on ( such as a twig ), but all in all it turned out as I had hoped it would. It was also awesome to be able to use my own handspun for this project as well as a silver piece I’ve had for a long time in my jewelry making supplies.
If you are looking for a small loom, I highly recommend the Schacht Easel Weaver. This small loom comes in three sizes, a 6”, 8” and 10”. I have the 10” and have been thinking about buying the other two sizes too. My weaving project went fairly fast and was really fun.
From my knitting needles…
I have also finished my Oats cowl and now I have a complete knitted accessory set!
This was a enjoyable project and one that kept my hands busy between calls this past week. I used one full skein of my stash yarn, Fibra Natura Inca Tweed, along with a small amount I had leftover from when I completed my Maize Mitts and Barley hat. I know these designs are meant for beginner knitting, but I found the simplistic design very soothing and perfect for the yarn I used.
On my rigid heddle loom…
I am plugging along with my first cotton dish towel. I had a bumpy start and had lots of mistakes but as my friend Lara pointed out, “it’s design features” and I’m going with that 😊
This course focuses on the know-how it takes to manage multiple colors in warp and weft. It is jam- packed with useful information that will help you design, warp, and weave with confidence. ~ Liz Gibson, Yarnworker School
My husband and I ventured out to a few stores yesterday, and while it was nice to go somewhere other than the grocery store I didn’t find it very fun.
I went into Hobby Lobby, Joanns and Tuesday Morning for specific items and found what I wanted, but didn’t see anything else that just had to fall into my shopping cart. I found my shopping rather interesting as I didn’t spend money for the sake of spending but for what I went in for, cotton yarn for weaving (making handwoven kitchen towels) and a small tray for one of our bedroom tables. This means I am learning to use what I have and not buy more than I can use, well with the exception of fiber for spinning as I am still hoarding that.
The atmosphere in the stores was so odd and rather depressing. No one looked happy. There was no talking, no laughter and not even a smile. It was just just weird.
I will be so happy with things get back to being normal !!!
Until next time, be creative.