A couple of months ago I was approached by BEX Vintage to consign some of my weavings. I tried to keep it cool during the conversation and do my whole “Casual Megan” thing, but it was pretty difficult. Since I discovered BEX Vintage, I’ve just adored everything they do. Their eye for style is so darn good. BEX is the go-to for all things vintage mid-century modern in Calgary. So to even be considered by BEX was flattering. I was excited, to say the least.
So after the insane Christmas season, I got weaving. Here’s what I came up with for BEX:
The response so far has been so positive, which is great. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending how you look at it), there are only a couple left at BEX. But, I will be working on a new batch over the next several weeks and I’ll be sharing here as well.
I cannot express how lovely the art community is here in Calgary. So supportive and encouraging!
BEX Vintage can be found at bexvintage.ca and more of my work can be found on my Etsy shop.
I think the title says it all, but I am truly madly deeply in love with weaving (but not that Savage Garden song. Okay, maybe a little). I’ve been weaving like nobody’s business. I even signed myself up for a weaving challenge on Instagram (follow The Weaving Kind on Instagram if you want to participate. Or just follow them, they post beautiful weavings).
When I first started knitting, I really loved chunky yarns and pretty much wanted to buy them all. But I’m not so much in to knitted things using chunky yarns. I mean, I do like them, but I definitely prefer little dainty stitches. Anyway, I’ve discovered that I love love love weaving using chunky yarns. And even more, I love throwing in really, really chunky roving to add some textural interest. Anyway, I thought I would share my most recent weaving, which I am absolutely over the moon about – it is hands down my favorite weaving to date.
This one was woven using an extremely chunky yarn (same used for fringe) and then natural undyed roving of the exact same color. The funnest part was twisting and pulling the roving to give it that cloud look. And this weaving is so unbelievably soft. Clearly I am most drawn to natural colors for my weavings, but I have been doing some experimenting with more colorful weavings (I’ll share those another time). I’m pretty much counting down the minutes until I can start another weaving.
Speaking of challenges, the fabric for my April/May Wardrobe Architect Challenge should arrive this week. Yes, I haven’t even started that project yet. I’m excited to get back to my sewing machine for a me-project, but I do wish I were an octopus that could sew, knit, and weave at the same time. And a clone for gardening? That would work!