Allow me to introduce you to the latest member of my sewing studio, delivered by none other than Santa himself! It is my new Mirrix Loom, It is the 12 inch Little Guy with shedding device. It will allow me to weave tapestry as well as beads and I can't wait to get started. What do I see in my loom future? Weaving my own cloth trim for Chanel style jackets out of the same fiber as the jacket , weaving beads to make pocketbook flaps and gussets, jewelry, of course and so much more. My creative juices are running wild. I have TONS of yarns and threads that I can play with and lots of beads that I have been hording in anticipation. Did you know you can get silver perle cotton and it is gorgeous? or that beads were fifty off all last week at JAs? Or that there are numerous purveyors on line with enough beads and ideas to tantalize you for a lifetime? This is tapping right into whatever it is that triggers my fabric addiction and creativity, some sort of frontal lobe issue or right brain left brain thing-y?
DH and I are downsizing our stuff for various reasons, one of which could be building a new home in the next year or two far from this one. We will see how it all falls into place. I can see this aspect of my hobby not taking up much space and being highly creative but at this point we are just putting our toes into the waters regarding the move. In the meantime it is full bore here on simplifying. I've done this before and in ten years of renewed accumulation need to do it again. I can see some give aways in the future as well as donations and gifts. But you all know that sewing and all things fiber are my passion and that will always be a very important part of my life. In the meantime, I have signed up for a couple of beadweaving tutes on Craftsy and this Monday will start taking the beginner's course offered by Mirrix.
It is a great women owned company by the way, made in the USA, and I have no affiliation, yadayada other than Ms. Chase, the inventor, lives very close to where I lived for many years in New Hampshire, purely coincidence. Leave it to a woman to fulfill a need for something and do it so beautifully with such high tech materials. These looms come in all sizes and do all sorts of things, most of which I couldn't explain to you at this point as I really don't know anything. I have a bag of attachments and goodies that go with it but I don't have a clue. I am the proverbial newbie sponge who wants to try it all, do that fast, and make something very complicated right out of the gate. But I am making a conscious effort to take all the classes I can and give myself a good foundation before going all fiber artist on you.
My first class is tomorrow night and hopefully I will get going happily after that. Did Santa bring you anything good for Christmas that will encourage and make your sewing life easier or more creative? Would love to hear! I have a feeling 2015 will be a wonderful year for all of those in the Sew/Blogging Community. It is maturing and culling and growing, a natural evolution, and it is exciting to see what the next year will bring. Happy New Year to all of you!....Bunny