Becca

Location:

Durham, NC

Member since:

July 18, 2012

What is your favorite craft(s)?

My first love is sewing, but due to a lack of time and space the past two years, I haven't been able to do as much. I am so excited to move and have more room to start projects! Luckily, my lovely professor taught me to knit last summer in the throes of graduate school stress, and I have since become obsessed. Knitting is so portable and meditative and social. (I suppose sewing could be social, but I use machines inherited from my grandmothers that weigh a cool 80 lbs each.) I am a beginner, but as with sewing and fabric, I am hoping to learn as much as I can about yarn. I am really excited to start mixing knitted and sewed pieces on clothes and throw pillows. I am also really interested in seeing wool go from sheep to dyed yarn, and I would love to be a part of that process. I also really want to learn to quilt and spend time making neater stitches by hand. Oh, but a girl can dream!

Where do you look for inspiration?

I love old and discarded things, so I look everywhere, including the trash. I love old sheets with floral prints that look like they came from my grandma's house, old handkerchiefs with colorful prints or embroidery, and quilts made from scraps. I also love browsing the craft sections at used book stores and at the library for pattern ideas and instructions. The Internet is also full of tutorials for projects that I would never dream up-- and luckily, even if I'd never actually take the time to make some of these things, I can stick them in the purgatory of a to-do list that is Pinterest... I like for things to look like they were made with love (and thrift), if that makes any sense at all.

Introduction

Hi, I'm Becca. I like to collect (and sometimes hoard) yarn, fabric, and other odds and ends that I know could be used for something grand. I just finished school, so I'm so excited to stop sitting on my arsenal of supplies and start making things!


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