Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Newest Hobbie

Last Saturday they had a craft fair at the Cultural Centre and we were able to go around and see the different clubs. It was so awesome to see all the different talents people had. I decided to join up with the fibre arts group. I have always wanted to try to weave. They had so many beautiful projects done. So I joined right away and started learning how to thread a loom and I am on my first project. It is going to be a scarf. We have access to the building 24 hours a day all year long and they have so many goodies I want to try. They have a carding machine where you can card your own wool and a spinning wheel, and places to dye fibre. I am going to learn how to felt and all sorts of goodies.

I have a mentor named Peggy Moore who is in our ward and is kind enough to help me out. It gets me out of the house every now and again. In the winter time I become such a hermit. Which is a good thing most days if you look at my previous post on my driving skills. I look forward to learning new things and making some new friends.

The red part will be picked out afterwards this is just to get the tension right. It will be done on Tuesday so I will show the finished project then!


Randa said...

SWEET! That is so fun! I love learning new skills - and its always good to get out of our hermit state in the winter =)

Stephanie said...

WOW! That is crazy... I can't wait to see the finished product and then to put my own orders in!!

Kathy T. said...

24-hour crafters - that's pretty intense crafting!


Joanne said...

Hey that is totally cool. Yay for new faces and places!! good for you .

boysmum2 said...

Not sure how to reply to comments on my blog, so leaving a comment with you instead. The bird is a blackbird, we think, as to why the nest was so high? We have no idea. Not like there wasn't plenty of surfaces for the nest to be made on!
Steve had a good look last night with a light and there is no sign of the baby now, so we will leave it a little longer and then think about the clean up operation we have ahead of us!

Kristen said...

Cool! I love the idea of weaving. That looks like so much fun!