I have a long history with textiles (we all do, really), and for each topic I explore I pick up the necessary equipment. I am happy to say I have a good deal of experience with each of my purchases -- I am not simply a consumer, I dive deep into the process. But like most artists, I move into another phase. Then the equipment sadly goes dormant.
I miss my old friends. My loom waits in a place of honor, ready at a moment's notice to get to work.
My press is empty and turns smoothly, and the flash cure unit simply needs to be plugged in.
My spinning wheel is featured in our living area, such a beautiful piece it is.
My knitting machine is back in action, but we need a get-reconnected therapy session. My sewing machines are ready for more action, including some unusual fabrics.
My dyes, dyepots, and scale are well organized and I have new lighting in my dye space, too.
Here is my Groundhog Day 2015 Goal:
A well rounded wardrobe of basics and not-so-basics, fashioned from the bountiful textile amusements I have been hankering.
hand knit and write patterns
sew on the Bernina
serge with the Husqvarna
serge and mock chain on the Siruba
fiber reactive dye
full or felt
reclaim or refashion
Plus a checklist of some new challenges:
design my own fabric at Spoonflower
pompom & tassel
applique & patchwork
And I have a checklist of garments and accessories to be included in my wardrobe:
cardigan sweater, sweater vest, pullover sweater, scarf, hat, mittens, coat, dress, shirt, skirt, leggings, tee, pants, socks, slip, undershirt, bike shorts, apron, handkerchief, and brooch.
I feel sure there will be more than one of some garments (I love a study, after all), and some projects will check more than one item off the list of techniques.
Someday is finally here. Hooray!.