Craft has always been an important part of my life. I grew up surrounded by makers (carpenters, painters, sewers, woodworkers, knitters, etc…) so it was a pretty natural thing for me to get into. Aside from being fun, I learned to see craft as empowering. Being able to make for yourself meant you weren’t limited by anyone else’s ideas. I learned to think big. You want a new coat? Sew it. You want new art in your room? Paint it. You want a bigger living room? Build it. That’s the kind of DIY I grew up with.
Perhaps as a result of that upbringing I have many interests and I’m always keen to pick up something new. My Aunt taught me to crochet when I was around 9 and I started to teach myself how to sew and knit (with varying success) when I was a teen. Most recently I’ve learned to spin and finally got on a floor loom. I’m really excited about the possibilities that’s opened up! I’m not focusing on any one craft with the intent of getting really good at it. Not right now at least.
Tracing Threads is a space for me to share the things I’m working on as well as those finds that feel too good to keep to myself (like my Nana’s embroidery or my Grandma’s vintage sewing machine). This isn’t about polished tutorials or expert advice, it’s about the process. And to me, that’s the best part.
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