I was inspired by leap year and having an extra day to take a leap and do something special. I opened a shop on etsy to sell my weavings. Etsy really makes it pretty easy to set up a shop but there are lots of steps and things to think about. I know I'll be learning and making adjustments along the way but wow, it is cool to be part of the etsy community!
So I thought I would show you some of my weavings and tell you about my shop.
The shop name is Steph Michelet, because I just like the personal feel of using my own name. There are lots of really cute and creative shop names out there though!
I work at home next to the heater and a big window. It's so cozy to work where is is warm and light. I live in Quebec so the heater is pretty much always going.
I currently have two looms. One for small projects and a custom made giant loom I use for creating large works and diptyques. I'm working on a huge piece right now and it is so soft, I just want to lie down on it. But I don't, I promise.
I can't live without being surrounded by yarns and different materials. I love selecting the yarns and seeing the weaving take form.
I use many types of materials. If the color and texture draws me in then I'll go for it, even if I am not sure what exactly I will use it for. I figure the project will present itself and it's best to be prepared. I love natural fibers but I use synthetics and alternative materials too because there are a lot of amazing things out there and I don't like to limit myself.
I'm inspired by keeping an open heart and mind. I will see something out of the corner of my eye and begin imagining a woven version of it. That really excites me and is a big reason I love weaving, I see so much possibility!
Here are some examples of weavings I currently have in my shop on etsy. I hope you like them.