Hooking Yarn

Hooking yarn

The Fibergig portion of Studio Three 17 is a partnership between myself and my daughter Emily.  She holds the reins on marketing, social media, and technology while managing her own work which includes working at Bella Filati, her hometown yarn shop.  When she reported a creative block for a project design, I suggested that I help out, providing I could crochet, not knit.

I designed this Harvest Trivet to protect wood tables. As I photographed the near completed project, I discovered the combined textures of wood, wool, and pottery.  Yarn and design for the trivet will be available at the yarn shop (bellafilati.com) in October.  The bowl is a product of Center Ring Designs; see more of Diane’s work at centeringdesign.com.

Emily and I usually express our partnership through each one completing the tasks in her department.  Helping each other outside of our assigned duties is an expansive cross training.  Who encourages you to try new things?  Who helps you with creative block?

 

 

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Comfort and Joy

Fibergig, the Etsy shop I operate with my daughter Emily, is participating in Christmas in July with the Handmade Circle. My hands are busy with projects out of sync with the weather; my mind actively wanders over its own terrain. Why do I so enjoy making things for the holidays? I get great delight in making art and artifacts every day, but there is a peculiar joy in what I do for the winter holidays.

And I know many of my fellow crafters feel the same. I encourage my readers to take a look at the many crafted items in the shops of Handmade Circle. Locate them easily through this link: http://bagsbyhags.blogspot.com/p/christmas-n-july.html. Emily and I have created a treasury called Comfort and Joy of items from this circle of shops. Do they suggest comfort and joy to you? http://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzMyMTkzN3wyNzIwNDYyMTA1/comfort-and-joy

When I was younger, much younger, my holiday greetings focused on peace and good will. Over the years, there has been a shift to comfort and joy. Even when the family Christmas tree became a winter solstice tree to accommodate a larger scope of belief, the ornaments were about nestling birds and dancing stars. Comfort and joy. That is what I like to share, particularly during the winter holidays. And I often express it through items made by hand. How do you like to share comfort and joy?