In order to maintain curiosity and vibrancy in my creative practice, I make sure to incorporate a healthy dose of playfulness and experimentation. This involves working with new or different mediums, creating on different scales, and making things with a more natural flow that isn’t halted by the pattern-writing process.
As I create in these different mediums, I often release finished work to my collectors.
Weaving is one of my favorite ways to play in my studio. Working with larger fibers such as yarn and roving makes for a lovely way to change things up from the embroidery thread that I use most often. This process has become a very mindful and nourishing part of my creative practice over the past few years and I look forward to exploring it more in the coming season.
What's on the Loom
Embroidery is most often created on a small scale, so I enjoy finding ways to scale it up and create larger art pieces. Combining simple embroidery stitches with luxurious wool felt and other colorful textiles has allowed me to expand into new directions.
Try it with this beautifully curated kit and video tutorial from The Crafter’s Box.
For My Fellow Creators
Feeling like your creative practice could use a refresh?
Take a peek inside my workspace and learn about some of my favorite tools, materials, and tips for a thriving creative practice.