November 28, 2011

A new identity and a new passion

I've been thinking about stepping away from the Evil McWeevil thing for a while now but hadnt decided what I would change it to.  This last week since I've taken up weaving I've really gone on a journey of self discovery in relation to my crafts.  I decided to have a go at Saori weaving.  This has led me to the new blog name and identity.  I guess there's a story in this...

Saori weaving, for those of you unfamiliar with the term, is a free-form style of weaving that is essentially an exercise in self expression.  It's very meditative and if you work intuitively, which I think is the whole point, each row of weaving is a journey of self discovery.  I've only been working on my first Saori piece for a couple of days.  Its much slower going than the more traditional style of weaving which is quite static and regimented. But the journey I've taken so far has helped me to consciously realise something that I have always known, but till now, not acknowledged.  All of my craft, everything I create (and I guess this is true for all crafters) is an expression of who I am at my deepest level.  A small piece of me goes into every single thing that I put my hands to.  I craft my soul.  Hence the new blog name.

Now that I've discovered the new blog identity I am considering merging my two blogs together, because, lets face it, its much easier to maintain one than two.  I'm not going to do this quickly, I'll allow people to adjust to the idea and also I'll give people a chance to have an opinion about it over on FB.  Come and let me know if you're for or against :oD

Photos of my Saori progress....

The warp.  I made it about 2 metres long.
The first few tentative rows.

Adding colour and texture,
slowly becoming more adventurous.

Going all out now.  That's un-spun silk hankies going in there.