If you’ve been around my blog a lot, then you have seen this weave in more then one tutorial (hem stitch & a new way to hang my weave). And I actually have another tutorial from this weave that I’ll post later this week!A major part of what I love about weaving, is that it relaxes me (well usually). Most of my weaves I make with an idea that is more inspired by the outside world, but for this weave I was very inspired by an internal struggle I was dealing with at the time. My youngest son had turned 2, which is so far away from being a baby. At least during age 1 I can convince myself he is still baby-ish. Then my oldest son was approaching 4. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think change and grow are horrible things, and I’m actually excited by being able to share more and more of the world with my sons as they get older. I think my emotional issue was more in that we are happy staying a family of four, so I was mourning the passing of our family’s baby stage. With my boys growing up, they need me less each day. So my thoughts were very much back on when I was pregnant with my first son. Back then, the future was so exciting and scary all at once as I thought about having my first baby. I did my best to stay relaxed, well at least at the end of the day. I would sit in bed and focus on the little person growing inside and concentrate on relaxing and happy thoughts. When I did this, especially in the first trimester when I couldn’t feel the baby’s movements, I often pictured the forming baby as a light and warmth inside the darkness of my body. This weave is a representation of that bond with my son. It’s the closest we ever were to each other and ever will be and so when I finished this weave I gave it to him. Which in his 4 year old world, he said thank you, and then went about more important things like playing, ha!
I love the organic shape to this weave, and it was very fun to create, since I didn’t force an exact look. I just had a general idea and kept adding colors as I went. I also made sure to add different yarn weights to give this piece more interest.Making this weave really helped me acknowledge and let go of those emotions that were weighing on me and that is such a great thing to be able to do.
Have you ever created something to express how you were feeling at the time? Do you find it harder or easier to create from emotions? I love to hear what inspires others to create!
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