Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Weaved Brooch and Weaving Musings

I weaved my first rug on Crafts classes in primary school.  And then fast forward a couple of decades you find me in my classroom paper weaving a magic carpet for the Aladdin story. And that was it. Of course, in the '80s the tapestry wall hanging fever caught us all but it was a completely different method so I don't count that.

And I am sure we've all been oohing and aahing at the gorgeous weaving wall hanging fever that took over the world again a year (or maybe it was two) ago. Ever since,  I've been praying for a little time off my hands to happily indulge in this long forgotten activity. And I made that happen. I started off with a tiny project in pinks just to get the feel of it, as one would say, and needless to say I got hooked. The tiny weaving is as big as a thumb and I made a brooch out of it.

Then I tried with a longer piece of cardboard (I used cardboard as a loom) and tried to make a necklace - it is not finished yet, but when I have it done you'll be the first to know. Until then, I have some gorgeous pieces and techniques pinned here. You may want to check them out!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Visiting your lovely blog always fills me with joy and anticipation. Love your little weavings, Maya. I am thinking I just might have to try some of these. Followed to your weaving Pinterest board; of course I am following you as there are so many inspirational ideas to be found there...thank you, once again!