I many times prefer old fiddly things to new. I like my fiddly antique spinning wheels so much I sold all but one of my more modern wheels. I use these old spinning wheels to make yarn, so that I rarely buy ready made yarn anymore. Most of the wool I spin, is naturally colored and cleaned here in the studio, another fiddly process, though I do buy pretty colors of "ready to be spun up" wool on occasion! I weave on fiddly old floor looms, projects that I sell at 2 fall shows that are coming up very quickly now. I have done cross stitch, dabbled in quilting, and I learned how to tat years ago, though I don't do much of those crafts now.
Well, within the last 6 weeks, I have taken up a new old fiddly craft. It may even be the fiddliest of them all! It all started when my Husband got a virus that was going around. I am of the belief that if I may come down with something like that, I am surely not going to take the chance of spreading it around the city! So, I was stuck at home wanting to do something different!
I suppose I found this craft on You Tube or something like that, I get into all sorts of trouble there. Anyway, my interest was peaked, I had some things I could cobble together to see if I liked this fiddly old craft. So I started assembling everything, skewers, beads, paper, glue, rolling pin, felted wool, pins and some patterns from the internet.
I don't think you would ever be able to guess what I have gotten myself into from that list, so I will set your mind a rest. The new old fiddly craft is Bobbin Lace. I stumbled around on my own, and then let Carol my weaving teacher know that she had a new convert to the new old fiddly craft. I told her to sit down while she read the email, and to not laugh too loudly.
After I did several beginner projects, I set about on something a little more challenging.
I need to trim off the thread where I joined to two ends, and put some lovely linen in the center, and this project will be done.
My next project is already on the pillow. I do lace first thing in the morning, from 5 until 7, while I drink my coffee and listen to inspiring words in some good audio books. It makes my day!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Tina