New Skills

IMG_4015

I have always loved the challenge of learning and incorporating a new skill into my designs.

There is something very satisfying about the process of figuring out how a new method works; slowly understanding how to demystify relevant patterns and instructions and conquering new materials. Of course, it also can be incredibly frustrating  trying to decipher the new lingo, stitches, and whatever else is associated with the technique at hand. Possibly the most difficult aspect is learning how to master the skill at a level that is professional, refined and within your own aesthetic.

Most recently, I am interested in exploring the technique of bead weaving. Since my heavy use of beads within the last jewelry collection, I have been thinking about how I can continue to develop my beading skills. The image above shows my very first experiments within the technique. I’m mostly interested in being able to construct individual motifs – which I can then incorporate into my textile designs, or jewelry designs as embellishments. In the meantime, I’ll be practicing and exploring as much as I can.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s