Every once in a while I love to try a new thing either it is a new routine or a new hobby. Last year I tried Holistic Massage and I loved it very much..I even bought a professional massage bed and have been practicing ever since.
A couple of years ago I tried some interesting courses as well, such as silver smith course and theater. I love silversmithing, and I have made a leaf pendant and a simple ring but I lost them when I moved 2.5 years ago. Too bad I don’t do this anymore because I don’t have the equipment and even if I had the equipment I would not have enough space at my home.
I used to be really active in my theater club when I was still in high school, in fact this was the happiest moment of my high school period. However, when I tried it again 3 years ago here I did not like it at all. I thought I had passed it, and if I had to perform, it would not be as enjoyable as it was when I performed in my mother tongue.
This year I am fascinated by textiles. I firstly tried knitting, but I did not know how to do it so I watched Youtube tutorial videos. Gahhh!!!That did not help me at all. After my naughty kitty pissed on my yarns I gave up on knitting and never looked back. But recently, a colleague of mine encouraged me to do it more seriously. She herself is an expert in knitting, crocheting, sewing and a bunch of other stuff because she graduated from a fashion academy.
So I bought new fun colored yarns and needles and started learning how to crochet. Another female colleague taught me the basic stitches briefly then I continued it while I was also watching the tutorial videos on Youtube. After trials and errors, I finally got the hang of it. My mum in-law has taught me how to knit yesterday and I was really happy that I was able to knit although it still looked a bit messy :p .. Thank you mum!!
I’ve spent a whole day over the weekend at a beautiful atelier (studio) in Amsterdam Oost, learning how to weave with basic techniques. It was a lot of fun and I really had a blast. It did not go smoothly when I first put my fingers on the weaving loom, of course. But I was really in my element when I wove and slowly began to enjoy it.
The five of us wove on simple portable weaving looms, in Dutch we call it weefraam (frame loom). For beginners like us this was really easy to do.
We all need to practice more, and when we get used to it we can weave on a real portable loom, and who knows maybe in a few years I can weave on a real weaving loom like this!
How about you? have you found a new and fun hobby lately?
Have you ever tried weaving?