One of my goals this year was to put more of a focus on weaving, on expanding what I know and making more woven art with all the fun fibers I have stashed up (especially since I'm the world's slowest knitter, and the stash is growing way faster than I can knit it!)
Three months into the new year (is it still the new year if it isn't quite new anymore?) and I can say I feel I am progressing quite a bit and am satisfied with the time I have been spending weaving. As much as I enjoy selling my yarn to all of you wonderful weavers, knitters, and crocheters, I also like to actually use some of my yarn and create something special with it. It helps me further my spinning too, as I use the yarn I can see how I can improve next time to make the yarn even better.
This is another year of learning for me, of experimenting and adventuring. I don't know where I'm going just yet, but am enjoying every little step along the way.
I will aim to make new weavings for sale a regular thing, along with my usual handspun shop updates. I'll be listing my weavings here on my main website, and I have also opened an Etsy shop so they can become more visible to those who may not have found my website just yet.
I am also exploring commission work, so if you'd like to set up a commissioned piece, just contact me and we can chat :) Have a look through my Instagram feed and my Etsy shop to get a feel for the type of work I like to create. I don't have much listed just yet, but I am working hard to get the shop stocked up with a wide range of different woven pieces. If any of you have advice, suggestions, comments, as always you are welcome to leave a comment or drop me an email.
Amanda J. French
Fiber artist from Louisville, KY. Professionally, I spend my days spinning one of a kind yarns from wool and recycled fibers, and weaving with them. Other hobbies include; yoga, fitness, painting, studying languages, and knitting.