As per usual, I begin the new year with the hope of learning new things, finishing some projects on the go (otherwise known as UFOs, WIPs, and other assorted letters) and having a bit of fun.
This month…it is the fun. Huck weaving. Although I have done Swedish weaving (same technique but with different materials) I have always wanted to do the finer work on the Huck cloth. I have read about the towels and linens that were usually found in a home (especially around the 1930s) and wanted to try my hand. For a bit more history on Huck weaving you can take a look around the internet and find a few histories etc. on it.
On January 8th, I will take my pearl cotton, my hemmed and pre-washed fabric and my blunt needle and start my project. Oh the joy of starting a new project. And no guilt. I have actually finished a few projects that were Christmas presents so I feel no guilt…at least not yet.
I have promised myself that in January I will pick one of my UFOs and put it on the top of my priority list to finish. It isn’t that I loose interest…it is more that they get interrupted by other more pressing issues (deadline gifts and that 8 hrs a day we give to the thing called a job not to mention other commitments such as volunteer work). We will not mention the fun new projects we get to try through the guild.
I will be showing the Huck weaving as we go along…and I will show you the project that I intend to finish… if you have any you are trying to finish (New Year’s resolution anyone?) let me know. Always great to hear what other people are working on. Possibly give me more incentive to relax and stitch (always better than dusting).