22 September, 2010

The Creative Type

The more I spend time with handspinners and spin, the less I see handspinning as creative, and more I see handspun as the result of acquired skill and regular practice.  

None of my seventy skeins of handspun yarn are creative in the sense of being innovative or original.  A lot are duplicates of each other, where I plowed through the fiber trying to be consistent and repeat my work.  Call me productive, not creative.

I make handspun, and I suppose I create yarn out of fluffy fiber. 

I still say almost anyone can learn how to spin yarn if they get a mentor and put in the work to learn the steps.

Hopefully, if I say so enough and spin enough and go "Yum, yum," the way a parent does over a toddler's bowl of peas, some uncreative type will try.
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.  Hebrews 11:3 NASB

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