Back in the summer, I supported the We Make Collective Kickstarter campaign. We Make Collective produce subscription craft kits which are designed to encourage people to learn new skills rather than just follow a set design or pattern - so you get the kit, online tutorials, guidance and some inspiration to get started and off you go - perfect for someone like me who's not that keen on following patterns!
The first kit, which came out last month, was a travel weaving loom.
The kit came in a beautiful white box - here's (most of) what it contained...
All the bits to make the loom, a tote bag (not shown), merino wool top, yarn, wooden needle/comb and a needle. I also got some beads and leather twine alongside a password to online content which included tutorials and ideas.
I cracked on with the kit pretty much straight away and found it rather relaxing (and surprisingly quick to do).
For my first one I just added some plain white yarn from my stash which I used for the warp and a few small sections of the weft threads too. Other than that, I only used items from the kit.
I finished her off (I say her, but I think it definitely looks like a she!) with pink yarn for hanging (in the absence of a suitable stick - I may replace this at a later date), pink tassels and a little corsage type affair at the bottom right.
Having completed this one I decided to have another go (see top image above and below). For this one I went for something a little more straightforward. The green yarn I've used is from my stash but again everything else came in the kit, including the lovely beads.
I think this one came out rather better than the first.
The next We Make Collective kit is out in December and the theme is calligraphy and if this one is anything to go by it promises to be fun!
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