A couple of week ago, I posted about participating in Maryanne Moodie’s advanced weavers class. Coincidentally, the March challenge for The Weaving Kind came out the very next day, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to put my new skills from Maryanne’s class to the test.
Hosted on Instagram, The Weaving Kind is a monthly make-along for weavers. There’s a new theme every month designed to challenge weavers to get creative and to try something they perhaps wouldn’t ordinarily try. The theme for March was ‘shapes’, and seeing as we talked about circles in Maryanne’s class, it seemed as though the universe was telling me to rip the bandaid off and finally tackle a circle. Scary stuff.
My circle turned out a little wonky (I was also dealing with an overly tight warp. I was worried about it being too loose and then I overcompensated. *Facepalm*), but it turned out round and vaguely symmetrical, so overall, I think that’s a win. Weaving achievement unlocked!
I had good fun embracing the Weaving Kind challenge, by adding in some more bold shapes surrounding the circle. It was meant to be an abstract piece, but my boyfriend thought it looked like a turtle, which was entirely by accident, but hey, why not? I shall christen it the Turtle Tapestry.
This is probably the brightest, boldest piece I’ve made, and I’m head over heals in love with the beautiful, bulky plush MoYa yarns that I had the pleasure of working with here. So soft! So squishy! Such colours! This piece is going to live on a wall in my house, because I can’t quite bare to part with these gorgeous yarns.
The Weaving Kind is an awesome way to get out of a creative comfort zone. Have you tried anything new creatively of late? How do you get out of your creative comfort zone? Do tell 🙂