My life and art
and official blog of the Pine Needle Group
Saturday, October 10, 2009
What are you doing for National Spinning and Weaving Week?
Only one day left for Spinning and Weaving Week. Have you done something to celebrate the time honored crafts of fiber?
The Handweaver's Guild of America says, "The crafts of spinning, weaving, dyeing, and basketweaving are as ancient as our history; they are the threads that bind us to our ancestors and to each other. Our crafts know no national boundary. They are a part of the heritage of the world. The Spinning and Weaving Week celebration reflects the truly international membership of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., and the international traditions of our crafts. We invite all weavers, spinners, dyers and basketweavers around the world to join together in celebration of our common heritage."
What am i doing? This week i brought a whole new batch of pottery basket bases to my guild, so they could have first pick...on these last days of Spinning and Weaving week, i will begin listing them on etsy for other basketmakers. Also, I am launching a new project...weaving impregnated with clay! I have woven four tiny vessels with loose cotton fiber, and am going to soak them with clay and fire. So exciting! Will keep you posted on my progress.
Does anyone else have adventures, celebrations, or fun for this week?
I am a fiber artist, wife, and mother. My Catching the Moon series of weavings is largely about my life and the pursuit of dreams. See my Catching the Moon series on my website. I generally use basketry techniques, but love to mix media and techniques. I also use this blog to highlight my online guild, The Pine Needle Group (www.PineNeedleGroup.com )Thanks for reading my blog!