Sewing is often a solitary sport and so I believe there has been a natural tendency for us to connect with others online and share with those who truly appreciate our craft. However, as I was tracing a pattern and deliberating on a blog post the other day, I wondered if there wasn't another link between sewing and blogging.
Sewing is a profoundly contemplative activity. Holed up in a sewing room, one can't help but let the mind wander, considering each aspect of the process as it is worked on. While some parts of sewing require great concentration, many other parts, like cutting a pattern or hand sewing a hem, are quite meditative. There seems to be within this space a natural discourse that occurs in the sewing room, where I often begin composing my blog post on the garment. More than just notes on what was done when, my mind begins constructing a story of how each garment was made, what it reminds me of, and how it makes me feel.
This, I believe, might be the more profound connection between sewing and blogging. When we give ourselves the space to create, we also give ourselves permissions to write, to connect, and to let the mind speak. It also gives us something to write about, and those who may not otherwise write have begun wonderful blogs about their craft.
As we begin the new year, I want to thank you for sharing your reflections with me, and I look forward to the many more blog posts to read this year!