Welcome to the Moon & Yarn blog!
I created this blog as a place to show my creativity, passions, and inspirations with you. Here I want to show the world a more of a behind the scenes of projects I am working on, what I am currently learning, and to share my positive energy. Honestly, fiber arts has made such an impact on my life that I really think it needs to be addressed more. Weaving, knitting, punch needling, creating pom poms and other things can very meditative!
But since you are here now, would you like to now how I got started? Let’s take a short walk down memory lane….
How It All Started
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….
Just kidding, I just always wanted say that.
It all started in the spring of 2017. I was itching to start something new and to pick up a hobby. I wanted something to fill me creatively, something different than my full time graphic design job. So one night I was cruising through Etsy, which is a normal habit for me because I love that website. I found a beginners weaving kit, and I immediately was drawn to the idea of making woven tapestries. Therefore, I bought the kit and not so patiently waited for it to arrive from Scotland. Because I started to get impatient, I was just so excited, I went to a local craft store and picked up my first yarn haul and some macrame hoops. I started creating rya knot wall hangings in the meantime, and this was a ton of fun!
In a few weeks my kit arrived and I instantly started my first weaving that night. Honestly, this was a huge learning curve for me, it took me three weeks to complete my first weaving. But over those weeks, I was hooked. I bought books, found some blogs, and instantly started following fellow weavers. It might sound crazy, but it honestly felt like I found my ultimate hobby.
I kept creating, I do my best to take some time out every single day. I made a separate Instagram for my weavings, and started an Etsy shop. This put me way out of my comfort zone, but I was having too much fun to stop anytime soon. Weaving has lead me to discover other fiber arts like knitting; and I plan on learning how to punch needle / handspun yarn / and dye yarn.
Now it’s 2018 and I have big plans for Moon & Yarn, this blog is on the top of this list. You can expect more insight on current projects that I working on, posts about my journey with learning to spin and dye my own yarn, some tutorials, and even some interviews with my favorite local makers! I am very passionate about my side hustle and extremely impressed by other artists, that is why I want to share more! There is just so much more behind everything that an Instagram caption can fit.
A Little About Me
There’s more to me than just yarn, surprisingly. My name is Bryanne Boring-Miscoe, yes my last name is actually Boring. I am currently living in Pittsburgh, PA! Although I haven’t always lived in a city; I grew up in a very small town called Central City. Ironically it is not a city and in fact it doesn’t even have a stop light. I am most definitely more of a city girl than a small down one.
I would say that I have always been creative in all different ways. Although art class was not my highest grade, I am not a big painter and that is mostly what we practiced. I liked to express my art through scrap booking / taking interest in photography, and that lead me to go to college for a degree in graphic design. I graduated in 2015 and got a job at a city newspaper doing design work. Outside of my work life I love to explore new places, eat breakfast foods at all hours, tell my cat how much I love her, and adventure around the city with my friends. You can usually find me at a coffee shop drinking iced coffee even in the winter, DIY classes, a yoga class, or a pop punk concert.