Weaving – An active meditation
A few months ago I went to a weaving workshop at Hili Studio and got hooked into weaving tapestries. In a world where everything is becoming so virtual and intangible, doing something with your hands, exploring your creativity, turned out to be an incredible meditative experience.
Meditation doesn’t mean sitting down in lotus poses trying to put your mind in blank. It’s not something that you do, it’s something that happened when you get really into something. You become one with the object of meditation nearly. It can be breathing, paying attention to your body sensations, to the noises around you, or simply doing something with your body or your hands.
Pretty much like children do when they get a toy they can spend hours with, I can spend endless hours weaving, and then proceed something that’s actually useful and beautiful!
I also felt that, for the first time in my life, I could design something and make it by myself. An end-to-end creative process. Without a business objective, or the help of advertising agencies that were always there in my marketing life. This was 100% me, and it was extremely liberating.
So I got some yarn… well more like TONS of yarn, and I started weaving. My pieces turned out pretty nicely from the start so that must be a good sign! I felt proud of my work so I decided to start selling them online. Sparrowebites Hand Woven Tapestries was born!
I make woven tapestries to hang on the wall, inspired by nature and my surroundings. It all started planning the first design on paper, but sometimes I felt like just going with the flow with only a rough idea in my head. Both processes work.
I have quite an eclectic taste so there’s a little bit of everything but I try to organize them by collections.
This new craft DIY phase is a very exciting endeavor for me. Exploring this new territory made me realize many things about personal development. You can read more about it in The Weaving Diaries
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Until the next time