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getting started

hello, friends! i thought i’d get this blog started by letting you know how i began weaving.

for most of my adult life, i’ve had a fairly typical, administrative-assistant-y day job. outside of those forty or so hours a week, i strive to keep my creative side alive at home. i’m happy to say that most of the work in our home is self-produced. i’ve sold a few things on etsy, always have a work in progress for a friend and i love what i’ve created, both for myself and for family and friends. i tend to use bold strokes and love to play with color. clean lines and interesting forms fascinate me.

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a few months ago, i stumbled upon (who else?!) maryanne moodie on instagram. her weavings are truly inspiring. beautiful plays on color and shape and she’s been an inspriation for countless weavers. i followed her trail to etsy and picked up a beginners weaving kit consisting of a gorgeous handmade and dyed indigo lap loom, a yarn pack, warp thread, needle and scissors all accompanied by a hand written card. i was hooked. each weave i created was a little bit better than the last, a little more “me.” not too long ago, instagram posts started popping up with the #weaveweird hashtag. it’s been a wonderful thing to watch grow and incredibly inspriational. the online (and real world!) weaving community is booming. all ages and experience levels post their weird and wonderful weavings. this is also illustrated by @theweavingkind. housed primarily on instagram, it’s a group that provides suggestions for monthly weave-along challenges and showcases fantastic work from its submitting members. quickly, it’s become a lovely online community that fosters connections that we may not find or have easy access to in the real world.

there are so many more weavers who inspire me daily. i hope to highlight some of them in upcoming posts. on my website, please check out the “sources” page to find everything one might need to start getting their weave on. and the internet, specifically pinterest, is an AWESOME place to find tutorials. you’ll be off and weaving in no time.

xo
mwa

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