playing with weaving, and woven fabrics

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

handwoven fabric

handwoven fabric color

Full brain. Busy week.
Writing. Reading. Weaving.

Another week of playing with color.
Experimenting and exploring.
In a different form this week.

No knitting. No crochet.
Not peaking at colors through a layer of black and white.
Not swatching and swatching and swatching.

Well, swatching –
but one long giant woven swatch.
A pile of yarns.
Beautiful colorways in and of themselves,
mixed and combined and woven together –

I borrowed a friend’s ridged heddle loom,
and spent Halloween exploring the depth of color that can be found in a single colorway.

A beautiful, beige-tan color.
Not one of my normal colors – not at all.
But it was already warped,
and excellent for practicing.

Not my yarn. Not my color.
And I thought it was just a whatever color.
But it’s not.

Maybe no color is a whatever color.
I think no color is a bad color –
at least not in the right circumstances.

So maybe no color is a whatever color either –
at least not in the right circumstances.

4 Responses

  1. Allison

    Hi Holly! I just came across your blog looking for a stretchy shawl bind off and want to say thank you! Exploring the nooks and pockets of your internet space has inspired me to go after my fiber and craft dreams that I’ve been brewing for quite some time. This blog is pure human expression. Thoughts and creative essence in such beautiful outlets. Your writing inspires me to speak MY unique voice when I write, and your projects invoke a sense of excitement in the rediscovery process that we all experience in creating through ancient art forms like knitting and sewing. People have been creating the clothes they wear for centuries, but in this day in age, it’s a way to connect with our common roots in humanity. Thank you for sharing your work, your thoughts, and your creativity!

    1. Holly

      Hi Allison! Thanks so much for commenting – I’m so glad you stumbled across my corner of the internet, and that my writing resonates. Sometimes it all feels like it’s been done and written before – and considering how long we’ve been making clothes, it probably has – but that doesn’t mean we don’t still need it. I think making things connects us to people, people who have made things, and will make things, and are making things. Plus it’s pretty satisfying when a project works out. 🙂
      So, I think that’s all trying to say – go after your fibery projects and dreams, it’s entirely worth it!

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