Friday, February 5, 2010

Pin Weaving

You never know what you are going to find when browsing around in used bookstores. I love finding something wonderful and recently on one of my excursions I came across a book on pin weaving. I had never heard of pin weaving. In fact I don't consider myself a weaver really. I have done some card weaving in the past with threads and of course my fine silver weaving for jewelry, but that is about it. So I bought this book called "Beads and Threads" by a weaver named Helen Banes. Her weaving is with fibers but when I saw the book I thought, "what if...." So I proceeded to start a weaving in fine silver wire. I loved it right away. It has so many possiblities. And you can do any shape you want. This is my first try at it. I also love the zen of weaving. I needed it right now because I am suffering terribly from cabin fever. My creativity is at an all time low so this is a good project for me. I am hoping too, when I return from Tucson, I will feel invigorated.

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