|My newest piece in the works!|
|My first woven piece... in all it's newbie glory!|
Weaving, I have found, is intensely relaxing. Not to air my dirty laundry, but this year has been extremely stressful on various fronts, and I find my energy levels by the time Audrey goes to bed for the night are zilch. But I still have a desire to do something--preferrably creative--with those couple of hours before I drag myself off to bed. I can start a British mystery (working my way through Midsomer Murders right now) and occupy my hands for a bit in a way that is fulfilling. I can prop my little homemade loom on the living room floor, or at the dining table to get a couple rows in while Audrey eats.
I want to share some of the nuts and bolts of this in another post (maybe next week). But for now, I just wanted to share how much I'm loving this little summer crafting obsession of mine. I finished one piece--that is fraught with many amateurish mistakes--and have started on a far more colorful (fewer colors that scream 1970s!) and larger piece. Not sure where these will find a home, but they make me smile every time I see them and will lend themselves well to my eclectic home style.
Anyone else dabbling in a new-to-them craft this summer as well? Yay or nay on woven wall hangings?