What I do? – Loom weaving

Day 2, of 30 days of posts, Discipline/craft — It’s 😍Weaving. I’ve done almost all 2D mediums, and after 40 years I have started to crave holding something in my hands! Handmade and embellished textiles can be so tantalizing. 😋

Perhaps it brings me closer to my ancestors. While I work there is always a conversation in my head with those loved ones I have lost A connection to my roots. I feel it in my hands, 🙄 besides arthritis.

In the ’60s my aunt and cousins were seamstresses doing piecework for early Italian clothing brands. Our family homes were always staged with threads and sewing needles, and an assortment of half-finished crochet or knitting projects. Decorating on the end tables next to the sofas.

My mom was a professional tailor. I grew up surrounded by all kinds of fabrics. Thinking back it seemed there was more surface variety in common fabrics back then. Today’s mass-market fabrics appear mostly void of any tactile texture in comparison.

I love the frayed, bumpy, wiggly effects of novelty threads and yarns. As a newbie weaver, I’m dreaming of wild creations fitting in somewhere between tea-towel-flat & chunky-wall-hanging. Maybe I’ll find that vision. Maybe I won’t. But it will be an adventure I will enjoy for the 2nd half, the 2nd act of my life.

Do you have memories of textiles that cluttered your homes, a disorganized sewing room, or getting that itchy hand-knit sweater 🧶from your grandmother?
#septtextilelove
#handwoven
#handmade
#slowtextile
#weavingfever

Five strands – braided fringe.
Lang yarn, Linen, & Linen-Silk Blend

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