Weavings are my new fling. Well, I think it’s more than a fling. Today’s maker, Cam, makes beautiful weavings. They make me feel serene and inspired to keep creating. Along with the images she sent for today’s interview, I had to pull in some of my favorites from her Instagram feed. I’ve caught myself trying to <3 the same image more than once, they are that beautiful. Cam is from the Pacific Northwest, where I a lot of my creative friends live. Perhaps a visit is in order? If you don’t catch the bug to weave with Cam, we need to get you to the doctor, stat!
Let’s meet her!
How would you describe your weaving niche + shop?
How would you describe your weaving style?
Style wise I use alot of color… Which is so ironic because I am very into neutral colors. If you look in my closet I have no color and my home I just want everything white. I don’t know that I have an exact style that I could label. I have a 2 year old, Oli, and my favorite part about being his mom is creating wonder and magic for him and seeing his innocence in taking the world in. I want my art to help grown ups find that part of themselves again, feel that innocence we lose as we start to get older.
How did you get started making your weavings?
What do you love about your your weavings’ process?
What drives you crazy about your weavings’ process?
I think my least favorite part of weaving is tying off ends and taking the actual piece off of the loom. It take zero creativity but it is such a key part of what I do.
What craft would you like to try other than making weavings?
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wanted to open an online handmade shop?
What inspires you, or how do you keep your creative mojo going?
What’s one book/resource you would recommend for someone wanting to try their hand at making weavings?
Who’s off to their local yarn shop? I’ll go with you! I just love, love, love her creativity and color choices. I’m always surprised at how well she pairs cool neutrals with a pop of neon. I think, oh yes! That’s totally meant to be there! I also think it’s great to repeat that you should never be afraid to ask anyone, anything – especially when your intentions are pure, heartfelt and coming from a place of learning.
Just last night, someone reached out and asked where I got my supplies. Without missing a beat, I shared it. Why? There’s only one me. Nothing can be stolen, especially not my creativity. Besides, I want to see what she comes up with! I love the process more than anything, and I know there will be progress photos to see.
I remember a time when I asked someone questions in a similar vain, and was ignored. That made me sad, not because I didn’t get the information I was looking for. I was more moved by the reveal that this person was so miserly with their creativity. So miserly with everything. That’s no way to live. I highly recommend listening to this podcast episode from Woolful with Maryanne Moodie. She talks about copycats, stealing and creativity in a way that makes total sense. Or, you can just read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert again, there’s always that. 😉
Some housekeeping: There will not be an interview the first week of September. It’s a holiday weekend here, and I’ll be away with family for the weekend.