As I have been (very slowly) working on my first bracelet for my WeaveWeave October project, I've been thinking about why I, and why others, weave. Is it the process? The product? A combination of both?
Welcome to week two of Mirrix's poetry WeaveWith! It has been so much fun to see everyone's poems and ideas for their projects. Since I don't have too much to share this week, I wanted to focus on a few of the projects you all are working on!
Welcome to our first WeaveWith post! October's theme is "poetry". This is a broad topic, of course, but I love the creativity it allows. I spent much of yesterday evening poring over both favorite poems and ones I'd never read before in hope of inspiration. At first I was thinking pretty literally and wanted to make a little footprint bracelet inspired by A Psalm of Life by Longfellow. You know the one,
What's a WeaveWith? These events will be similar to weave-alongs, but without the same amount of structure. We’ll post weekly (an email will be sent out to everyone signed up) about whatever project/s we are working on (that fall under the chosen theme) and everyone participating can post on social media and in the comments section of the blog posts about their individual projects. This will be a great way to get inspired and involved with the amazing Mirrix community!
A customer, Tina (Check out her awesome blog on weaving beads here), gave me a great idea the other day. In addition to weave-alongs, we should have some project themes that Mirrix-ers can all work on at the same time. It reminded me of what someone at Convergence told us that her guild did. They would have a theme, I think the theme at the time was "leaves", and everyone would weave a tapestry following that theme.