My greatest desire in life is to find a craft focused community in which to settle.
There, I've said it!
I have been dreaming of visiting Asheville for over a year and am so very excited about this trip I am beside myself.
In preparation, I am making a bunch of lavender sachets from my woven recycled cashmere and bamboo cloth (with Thai silk for the backing) to offer as seeds of hope that North Carolina will house the community I am searching for.
As soon as I decided to create these as travel favors, all of my resistance to sewing dissolved. I pulled out my sewing machine, cut out 5" Thai silk squares, and began sewing a label onto each square.
Keep in mind that I am semi sewing challenged, but I had a blast.
After 49 years of weaving, it is still with a certain amount of reluctance that I take scissors to handwoven cloth even though I designed and wove this cloth to cut into sachets. I had been weaving for 20 years before I could cut up anything I had woven (and for 10 of those 20 years I was actively trying to cut).
Today I pin and sew---more pictures to follow.