If you’re reading my blog, chances are it’s because you are interested in weaving. A large part of why I created this blog is because I wanted to share with people like you the basics of weaving so that you could go on to create your own weavings.
Most of us spend our time at school or work where our accomplishments are abstract, in fact some job functions are recurring so the sense of accomplishment is either very short or non-existent. This makes creating something concrete with your hands a very refreshing and rewarding way to spend your time.
To create is to bring something into existence. When you create with your hands, it can be very empowering to look at what you made and say “I made that, I brought something into the world that wasn’t there before.” It doesn’t matter if it’s the best thing in the world or if everyone you know likes it, it just matters that you set your mind to a task, you accomplished that task, and now you have something to show for it.
Also the more you create, the more creative of a thinker you become. Being creative works like a muscle, the more you use it the better it becomes. You will become better at thinking outside of the box and will be able to better apply creative thinking to life in general. Even if you work in a non-creative environment, you can still benefit from thinking creatively at work.
Creating is also a great way to release feelings and express yourself. Some feelings are hard to put into words and creating can be a great outlet for those feelings. Drawing, painting, weaving, and so many more mediums are great outlets for expressing yourself.
Basically I want to encourage everyone to do something creative on a regular basis, however it fits into your schedule. Hopefully from reading my blog you will learn new skills and techniques that will help you on your creative weaving journey!
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