So many of y’all are new around here, so let me introduce myself. My name is Emily Nicolaides. I pronounce it Nih-coh-lay-dees (which isn’t technically correct so I’ll answer to anything vaguely similar). I live in Richmond, Virginia with my husband Joe and step-cat Ocho. Today I’m grateful for Friday, my cozy new studio space, all the weaving I get to do today and everyday, and the books so many folks shared with me this week. I love to listen to audiobooks while I weave and I’ve got so many great new reads to dig into. . . . I fell in love with weaving in 2013 and have been obsessed ever since. After years of making and learning and growing, I took a big step to go full time this past May. It’s been a wild and bumpy ride to get here but I wouldn’t change a thing. I get to spend my days weaving, experimenting, teaching in-person workshops, working with the students in Circular Weaving Online(my online weaving course), and dreaming up new ideas (I’m working on something big... details coming soon 🤫). . . . As much as I love the practice of weaving, it wouldn’t mean as much to me without the connections I get to make with real people like you through teaching and making art work for your homes. Did you know I do commissions? I especially love getting to work one-on-one with amazing people to make their textile art dreams a reality by creating custom pieces for their homes. This giant macrame wall hanging was a commission I made this year for an amazing client. If you’d love something custom, send me a message. I’d love to chat with you about it! . . . XOXO
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I’m spending my day preparing a fabulous birthday celebration for my soon-to-be four year old, so no weaving for me today. Here is a little #flashbackfriday to a few years ago...she is so creative and has always been so interested in my artwork! I hope to get her weaving for real in the next few years. 💗 #novamercury
This little happy treat of yarn is my sketching buddy today. Aren't they aesthetically pleasing together? . This yarn bowl is handmade by @akai_ceramic_studio, and has a lovely weight to it. I haven't used it to knit from yet... But I think it'll work out beautifully. . The yarn in the bowl is hand dyed ecoprocessed wool with natural dyes by @westlakeknits. I think these colours are so pleasing together but I have no idea what to make with them. Please pop your ideas in the comments! Fingering weight, ~25g each of each colour, 75g total. . You can see my @ashford_wheels_looms tucked into the background here. I haven't really been working on it. It still has the same Lichen and Lace Marsh Mohair weft with Farmer's Daughter warp. Do you ever feel like you just need to take a break from a craft? I feel like I've been devoting more time to knitting recently, and by proxy less time to weaving. . There are some modifications and updates I want to make to my floor loom, so maybe it's time to do that so I can order more fibre/parts, dye up a storm, and get to weaving some 2/2 cotton and or maybe tencel twill. . . . . . . #knittingisthenewyoga#knitandbehappy#weaversofinstagram#weaving#yarnlove#indieyarn#indiedyed#canadianmade#makersmovement#slowfashion#desksetup#design#aesthetic