Thursday, November 5, 2015
Creative Life: small loom weaving
As part of my ongoing experiment in bringing more creativity to my daily life, I am trying out new things. Do you know about the magazine "Mollie Makes"? The original is a u.k based publication, but there is now a north american version too. It is filled with inspiring projects and interviews with artists. I've been reading them for a while now, but never tried any of the projects.
So, as part of my creative every day journey, I decided to try out the small loom weaving in issue 58 of the U.k publication. The issue came with a small kit and includes directions on making a little wall hanging for yourself.
It's actually very meditative. And rather satisfying too, as the empty space becomes filled with texture and colour. I am a little nervous that I may have strung the loom incorrectly, despite trying to follow the directions. All will be revealed when I try to take the finished piece off, but I am hopeful that if I did I will be able "macgyver" a solution of sorts.
Have you ever tried weaving this way? I have a dim memory of something similar as a child, how about you? If you do a weaving project I'd love to see how yours turned out!