I love connecting with others who weave and create. I’ve been lucky to participate in a few artist exchanges too. If you’re not sure what that is, an artist exchange is when you and another artist agree to exchange one of your creations for one of theirs. It’s a really fun way to collect art and share what you have made too. This weave is one that I made for a fiber friend of mine.
The fun part about this weave was, she requested the navy and cream colors. As you may have noticed I really like to use a lot of colors, so navy and cream isn’t what I normally work with. For me that is really neutral, haha. So it was a bit of a challenge. I didn’t want the weave to turn out flat looking with only two colors, so I gathered different types of cream and navy threads. The different thread weights and thread types helped add visual interest along with the texture I put in. I hope to make more of this weave in the future because I really loved how it turned out in the end.
Doing these artist exchanges and being a part of a weaving community is something I really enjoy, so I’ve been trying to think of ways that we all can share more and connect. I came up with two thoughts so far and I feel like they will be really fun.
As you might know, my favorite platform to connect with others is through Instagram. I really love sharing and seeing what others are making. If you’re on Instagram and want to share what you’ve made from my tutorials, please use the hashtag #TWLtutorial so I can find what you’ve made. I plan to look through and share some of these tagged pictures from time to time, because I get blown away by how creative you all are.
I also thought it would be fun to have a place for you to share your weaves on Pinterest. So I made a group board. The goal of the board is to have a place where we can share what we’re making with each other. You can pin pictures of your weaves from your shop, from your website, from your Instagram, or as user uploaded pictures as long as it is your own work and not the work of someone else. I think this will be really fun. Oh and if you make macrame, that’s welcome too! To request to be added and see the board rules, please follow this link .
I’m really excited to see what you have all been working on!
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