Crafts

Homework from last semester...

Hi group, even though a new semester has started, I still feel like I'm catching up on the last two! The theme of this project was "rehearsal" where we talked about artists in their private and public spaces.

As creative people, and really anyone, it takes many hours of training and rehearsal to perfect your craft, hobby or sport. A lot of that work is unpaid, invisible and often lost to mistakes. Would you believe that I have been working on a shawl pattern for years? Sometimes the idea you envision just won't be made or it's not the right time.



Here's the current in-progress picture on the knitting loom:
Knitting on knitting loom
But, long before I started that, I made woven samples because I thought I would be weaving a shawl. I loved the yarn, James C. Brett Marble Chunky. You can see from the samples that different effects are reached by beating hard and beating gently. I mounted the samples to canvas to elevate them. Samples often just sit around, dusty and forgotten, but this way they can be viewed and appreciated.
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Crafts

World Cardmaking Day October 2

Hi peeps, here's a chance to put this on your calendar. I scheduled a post for October 2 so folks can share their cards if they want to!

World Cardmaking Day is always the first Saturday in October and was started in 2006 by Paper Craft magazine. I don't think they're around anymore, but you can find one of their big compendiums of cards on Amazon or at the library.


A group of friends gathers to make cards