When you download a free ebook from our website, you are often asked something like, “What question do you have about weaving?” Among the questions I read every day there is nearly always at least one person who asks something along the lines of, “Where can I find more time to weave?”
Recently I started trying to find some real answers to this question. I did some research and came up with a few ideas that might help you get a little more time in front of your loom!
Make Art a Priority
This one is pretty obvious, but it’s also tough to do. Among all the obligations of modern life, it can feel impossible to carve out time to weave. That said, making time to do the things you love is important in a holistic sense. Be conscious about allowing yourself moments to be creative and you’ll start to find that you are prioritizing time at your loom more and more.
Document How You Spend Your Time
Most of us go about our days rushing from one thing to the next. Try jotting down everything you do for a few days and see if there is any time that would be better spent at your loom. I tried this and realized that I often have a chunk of time before or after dinner where I watch the news. Why not watch the news while I weave? Or skip the television time entirely? Another time I could carve out is right before bed. Usually, I read, but I could easily tote my Little Guy Loom into bed with me instead!
I usually weave in the living room, but it’s really the worst place to channel creative energy when anyone else is around. If possible, find a distraction-free (or, realistically, let’s say low-distraction) place to weave. That means leave your phone in another room, put your kids in front their looms (your kids have looms, right?) and give the dog a bone to chew on.
Make a Resolution
One of the great things about weaving is you can leave off and pick up weaving in an instant. Even if you only have fifteen minutes a day to weave, commit to sitting down every day for that period of time. Pretty soon you’ll have formed a habit, and we all know a weaving habit is a good one to have!
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