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This is the freebie for the January 2016 Creative Jam. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "WILD CARD: knitting and sewing" square in my card for the fest.


"Fiber Arts"


The fiber arts are many and varied --

crochet with a single needle
and knitting with two of them,
wrapped around skeins of yarn

cross-stitch and embroidery
with finer, sharper needles
and colorful thread

spinning to make the yarn
and weaving to make the cloth,
then sewing it all together

macrame a cascade of knots
dependent upon a rod or a hoop
or nothing but the rope itself --

all turning bits of fluff into works of beauty.




Very soothing

Date: 2016-01-17 02:25 am (UTC)
dialecticdreamer: My work (Default)
From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
After a stressful day, that sounds like Heaven!

Lovely, lovey to imagine--and you make it very easy. Thanks for posting this.

Re: Very soothing

Date: 2016-01-17 02:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Today, even the knitting group was a source of stress rather than a stress reliever.

I'm sticking my head in a fic and writing nonsense for an hour, and will probably have to toss every word as worthless, but at least I'll be ready to deal with people (or my knitting, even!) again!

Re: Very soothing

Date: 2016-01-17 03:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer
Thank you for that image- I've snipped it and saved it for the next story I was thinking of with Shiv. (My brain's not up to the actual work, for the same reason, though!)

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Date: 2016-01-17 05:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stardreamer
Tangential: you might be interested in this. A friend of mine went to a concert that was mostly themes from superhero movies, and this piece was included as sort of an overall tribute to supervillains. It's too discordant for my taste, but I'm sure some of your soups would like it!

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Date: 2016-01-18 05:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] curiosity
I like this. It's a fun run down, a 'do ra mi' for the fiber arts. I've never seen crochet needles, just hooks. Is that a specialized thing?

hooked on fiber arts

Date: 2016-12-13 01:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] callibr8
Well, there are "regular" crochet hooks (such as are pictured here) and also much longer hooks for Tunisian crochet. Fiber arts have fascinated me all my life, and probably always will.

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Date: 2016-01-17 03:36 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] thnidu.livejournal.com
«It was inspired by prompts from [Unknown LJ tag]

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Date: 2016-01-28 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cissa.livejournal.com
This reminds me of a song I really love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syu4OHwQCFk

Yay!

Date: 2016-01-28 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing.

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