I have a whole list of things I want to work on, but that’s all it is, is a list. No actual working-on, except on my mindless shawl knitting. That’s okay, and I’m not going to fuss about it. (Much; you know me, there’s bound to be some fussing about lack of productivity, no matter how good the excuse.)
But other people are doing wonderful things, and they’d like you to know about them. Via various mailing lists, here are two excellent fiber arts videos. (Note: the embedded versions aren’t showing up in the preview; if they don’t show up in the final post they’re the same YouTube videos as are linked directly in the text.)
I really like the loom in this band-weaving video . I may need to make one of those.
And here’s a video from Linda Hendrickson on her ply-split basket book. If you’d like to learn ply-splitting, I’ll be teaching it at the Pennsylvania Fiber Arts Fest in September. I’ll also be teaching introductory tablet weaving again. It should be fun!
One of the things on that list of projects is to make some larger baskets for show-pieces for the class. I’m not sure exactly what the class will cover yet, but it may include making miniature baskets. Fun stuff.
Anyone want to have a fiber arts day, when you come over and help motivate me to do stuff? Like make the cords for the ply-split baskets, or warp up the tablet weaving project I’ve been researching?