Hello to all my faithful readers and visitors. It has been too long. This poor little blog has gotten dusty in my absence. I apologize a thousand times for my lack of updating, and crawling into 2010 at a snail’s pace. Fortunately, my lack of posting does not reflect an absence of crafting in my life, and I have oh so much to share with all of you. Please bear with me over the next week or two as I try to get back into a regular posting schedule!
The start of the new year brought with it a new craft for me to learn! I have been taking weaving classes at a local yarn store, and so far it has been wonderful! As many of you know, with most of the crafts I have learned, I taught myself, mostly by making thousands of mistakes before getting it right. I forgot how helpful it is to have a teacher guiding my work. Don’t get me wrong…I still make my fair share of mistakes! But having a teacher helps me to fix them quickly and efficiently, and avoid making some all together.
So far I have just been practicing some different weaves on my borrowed 4-shaft table loom (with a few fairly hideous color combos), but this week I am moving on to a “real” project! I will post some pictures for you next Wednesday.
I have found that the hardest part about starting a new project is being so overwhelmed with ideas, and settling on just one. I was walking through the yarn store last night, surrounded by all these beautiful bits of wool, cotton, and silk, and it was too much to take it in. Many of the people in my class went home with their material, but I went home empty-handed. I think that I need time to gather my thoughts before I can settle on a single project to tackle.
Do any of you have any experience weaving? What were your experiences like? What was hardest and easiest for you?