|stump with shells|
Just playing around can lead to new discoveries.
Some people find it easy to start producing without having done at least some planning. They may even find it difficult to follow any set direction with the result that projects, if they are finished at all, may be a total surprise to the maker and not always a good surprise.
Playing around can be a stimulus for creativity. If you are a planner then you can plan a non-project by putting on a long warp and just playing with what ever yarns you have on hand like this long runner made from a mixture of wool yarns, with stripes, twill zigzags, and inlay in no particular order. You might find areas of the yardage that are appealing and could form the basis for a new piece.
|Pat's experiments with spacing|
|Pat's scarf experiments|
Of course, spinners can also play around with various fibres, natural or commercial. The photo is a close up of a knitted shawl showing the hand spun yarn with coloured tops and varied thicknesses.
|detail knitted hand spun shawl|
|Eleni's hand spun yarn|
With hand spinning the variations are unlimited. Half the fun is seeing how the colours develop from the dyed fleece.
|Terry's tea towel|
Check the Member's Works, to see more of our monthly show and tell session.
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, March 27 at the Baptist Church on Beach Avenue in Qualicum Beach. Meanwhile we are continuing to work on the display for our guild booth, there are plans for more group projects on our studio looms and our study groups are active.