On the Eleventh Day of Finchmas, the Finchies gave to me...
...Sharing what we learned in 2015!
"I learned how to loom weave this year- I learned to enjoy it as a tactile experience, weaving with the entire hand. I also learned that composition is very challenging and that space is as important as texture."
"I learned to knit and be comfortable with double pointed needles."
"I finally started to get the hang of free motion quilting. I started out small with pillow covers and baby quilts and worked my way up to lap quilts. My new Bernina and BSR gave me the confidence I needed to make it happen."
"I am a very beginner sewist so what I challenged myself to do this year was to use my sewing machine at least once a week! I've learned how to make everything from pacifier clips to PJ pants!"
"This year, I made a custom slipcover for a thrifted wingback chair. I used so many new techniques while sewing that cover, but mainly what I learned is that jumping in with both feet will always be my favorite way to learn a new crafty skill!"
"This year I learned that I LOVE knitting. My Mom taught me years ago how to knit, but it was never enjoyable until I decided to pick it up again this year and give it another go. What was the difference? Using yarn I love! I knit a cowl with some of the Freia yarn, and I am hooked!!!"
"I learned this year is how to do many different types of color work while teaching my building in color class."
"This year for me has been all about sewing and my biggest achievement was learning how to make a duffel coat!"
"I learned how addicting the Finch is! I love the yarn and the fabric; I love it all."
Now it is your turn: What did you learn sewing or knitting or making wise in 2015? We at the Finch would love to hear what you learned, so please respond to this post below and tell us!
A big thanks to all of you for making 2015 a great year! We can't wait to see each one of you in 2016.
Happy New Year!
~Stefanie + the Finch