I have always had a love of fiber, textiles, and texture. When I was in college, I taught myself how to knit and really enjoyed how I could knit while watching TV or movies. It was something I could do in an almost meditative state, yet also be productive. I do remember feeling very limited by knitting though. Yes there are a lot of very talented people that create very amazing knitted pieces, however I did not want to dedicate the time into learning how to do the more intricate knitting. I then gave crochet a try and that was really liberating! Crochet gave me the freedom to easily make any shape I wanted. I even made some finger puppets for my nephew. However life happened and although I didn’t have much time to develop my crochet or knitting skills, I still made some things here and there.
Fast forward to a few years ago, and suddenly woven wall hangings started popping up on Pinterest and it was love at first sight for me. The colors, the texture, man oh man! I saved pictures for a year or two until one day I thought why don’t I just give it a try?
Once I got the hang of things, it was actually pretty easy to weave, and also I didn’t feel so limited as I did with knitting. I can also weave while watching a show with my husband (which is a bonus). I’ve also found that I can achieve the same meditative state as with knitting. Ever since I started weaving, I’ve been pushing myself to experiment and see how far I can take my creations. I’ve had some failures, but over all I have learned a lot and I feel like there are just so many creative possibilities available when weaving.
I put this whole blog together because I wanted a place where others who want to learn to weave can come and find information. I have a lot of posts I’m putting together, but if you have any specific questions please share below in the comments or in an email. No question is too silly!
If you’re thinking about trying weaving, which odds are if you’re reading this that is exactly what you’re thinking, then do it! I can’t recommend this creative and relaxing activity enough!
Here are a few posts that will help you get started weaving:
- How to start a lap loom for weaving – Warping your loom
- Weaving Techniques || The Plain Weave
- Weaving Techniques || The Soumak Weave (Braid Weave)
- How to finish a weave – Taking off the loom
What got you interested in weaving? Do you have a favorite weaving artist? I’d love to hear from you. And again, please let me know if there are any questions or topics you would like me to cover in the future.
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