This is Jo-Ann, she emailed us recently about her project, her Wool Journal.
My husband Rod passed away before Christmas. He was the love of my life, my soulmate and it’s been a very difficult time for me. I decided it might be helpful to journal my feelings, but since I’m not a writer I decided to journal in wool. I had seen a daily weaving once and thought that might be something I’d like to do sometime. It was the perfect start off point for this hooking idea.
Every night I sit down and contemplate my day. Sometimes it’s a time of sorrow and sometimes it’s a celebration, or simply gratitude. I use colour and the flow of the wool to depict my feelings. I chose a two-inch square since it’s large enough to get the feeling across, but not too large to become an overwhelming project. Right now I’m starting week nine and I plan to continue on for about a year. I’m also using your Making Time daybook to just jot down a word or two about my day.
Thank you Jo-Ann for sharing this personal project with us, it is a good reminder that we can use creativity to process emotions. If you have a story about rug hooking or creativity that may inspire others please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org