In November of last year, I booked myself onto a 1-day craft workshop… This was quite a novelty for me as I’m either usually programming them in for others or leading them myself!
I think as creatives it’s important to keep learning and trying new things… It’s very easy for us to get stuck in a creative rut and also fall into the trap of just being creative for ‘work’ as apposed to for ‘play’.
In the days leading up to the course I was madly pinning away on Pinterest getting ideas and feeling inspired (by the way… seen we’re on the subject, did you know Making Space has a Pinterest account?)
Alice was fab (and patient I might add) and the whole day was a lovely relaxed affair. We were based upstairs in Make, nestled into snuggly sofas and battered old armchairs and with an intimate group of just 4, it was a perfect way to spend a rainy day…
Half way through the day I abandoned my over ambitious design in exchange for a simple and finished weave (which is now proudly hung on the wall at home) but could confidently say, without a shadow of doubt, I was hooked… justifying £30 on expensive yarns… no problem!
Since the course I have made a couple more small weavings and have commissioned my other half to make me a larger loom.
If this post has inspired you and you’re thinking you might like to try your hand at Navajo Weaving let us know. Making Space would love to bring Alice here and have her lead some courses. If you’d like more information about Alice and her work check out her website or Facebook page.
If you’re keen to attend a weaving course at Making Space get in touch with us now (either via email or a blog comment) and if there’s enough interest we’ll see what we can do!