Over the course of the winter 2015 semester I have been requires to work on a personal arts project. The art was the students choice, and I chose weaving. I chose weaving because I had been seeing a lot of woven tapestries and or wall hangings come up in home decor magazines, style blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on. I thought it would be cool to learn a skill that happens to be a DIY art trend right now. So, here I am, wrapping up my art project that I have been working on for an entire semester.
here where my goals I set out before starting the project:
The first few weeks of Feb.
Try my hand at weaving, and try to get a feel for it. Complete a woven wall piece to mark my “starting point”
The first week in march
Complete a second wall piece, hopefully improving on skills
The middle of march (maybe the 16th)
Complete a third wall piece this time incorporating some type of pattern or shapes within the composition of the piece.
The last week of march
Complete one last wall piece that will incorporates everything I have learned, hopefully exemplifying some skill improvement.
Although a requirement for this project, setting up goals before hand allowed to me to stay on track and have a game plan for what this project would look like while continuing to participate in my other classes and just generally live my life, considering a social life ( lets be honest I am a student, i don’t have much of a social life haha) and my work schedule.
Over the course of the semester my goals and plans shifted slightly. I originally wanted to incorporate a more complex pattern or design in my hangings, but it made more sense to me to master the style I was originally practicing before trying a new style.
Hey guys, as I am nearing the end of my learning project I wanted to invite you to check out my Pinterest board that I have been using to organize all my resources it has been a secret weapon of mine that really helped me, so click here and check it out! Please also check out my Instagram account, made specifically for my hand lettering online project.
I have been searching high and low on every inch of the internet for the best hand lettering tutorials that might possibly make me a pro ( wishful thinking ). Here are some of the site and videos I have found that I haven’t talked about yet!
2. This video with some cool techniques I haven’t seen before
there is also this video made by the same person. It is cool to see this type of lettering, but other than just watching there isnt much to learn from the video. I still used it anyway because it is a form of lettering I want to try!
3. 9000 things – A DIY , Design and Handmade Blog By Ali Nichole
this is an awesome site that shows me how she make her work digital; super useful I definitely want to try this out!
I also found this video from moeglydesign.com . I also really love his site. Do check it out, you wont regret it, I guarantee. By December I hope I can pull something like this off!
Stay tuned for another post as I use these sites to help me create to rad pieces! And if you have ever come across any useful tutorials please let me know, and comment below!