Just about anything made with a persons hands is dear to me. I whole heartedly support the artisans, the makers, the small shops, and respect the amount of work and creativity they put into their pieces.
I think I have had a pull towards textiles since childhood, but it wasn't until I had children of my own that the desire to create things with them sprung to life...
I love to knit and crochet, I find it very therapeutic.. The repetitive stitching and the softness of the strands of cotton or hemp running through my fingers... I can almost get into a medative state working on a blanket or scarf or hat.
I love to sew. Fabrics are so diverse, colors and prints and textures... I have learned to dye with plants, berries and teas and acorns and onion skins and flowers, and that love is growing more wild by the day... I keep the material VEGAN, using linen and cotton and hemp. This is a new creative process for me but the results are so earthy and diverse. Its like a surprise since you never know how a shade will turn out!
Making dolls and quilts has become a craving. I itch to find time to get into my studio and piece fabric together into a creation! My girls sneak into my space to see if the new critter or "friend" is for them... They inspire me and are a huge part of my creative process... The quilting is fresh for me, and Im growing with every strip I stitch together.
If you wold like to see some of my creations, please visit my FaceBook page facebook.com/leweysnest
(Materials used in my work are purchased supporting Ethical Standards and Small Shops)
Check out my Etsy Shop for Handmade Goodies, or visit me on FaceBook to see all of my creations! I love custom orders, so please message me for any inquiries on my FB page or at firstname.lastname@example.org <3