Fiber Artist's Oath

Fiber Artist's Oath Art Print from GeekCalligraphy.com
Fiber Artist's Oath Art Print from GeekCalligraphy.com
Fiber Artist's Oath Art Print from GeekCalligraphy.com
Fiber Artist's Oath Art Print from GeekCalligraphy.com

Fiber Artist's Oath

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State your values and your best intentions as a yarn, thread, or fabric-crafter with this Oath. Border art features tools of many fiber crafts and ample amounts of yarn in lots of colors and tangles.

Also makes a wonderful gift for the knitter, crochet-er, spinner, weaver, tailor, or seamstress in your life.

Prints are limited edition out of a run of 200. Each print is 8" x 11" with a 1.5" purple mat. Outer dimensions are 11" x 14". Ships flat.

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The Oath reads:

My maximum number of projects in process at any one time shall not exceed n+1.

Corollary: n is the current number of projects

I will learn if I am a product crafter or a process crafter and embrace it. I promise to be considerate of crafters who are not of my kind.

"The stash will never exceed the current storage system" is a lie. I will continue to utter this maxim to console my loved ones.

When crafting in public, if someone asks what I am making or if it is for them, I shall nobly refrain from shoving a pointy tool up their nose.

I vow to remember that carpal tunnel and repetitive stress injuries cannot be avoided by sheer force of will.

To protect the feet and bottoms of household members, I will keep my needs, hooks, pins, etc., in thier proper places

Corollary: Sometimes the proper place is the couch.

I will do my best to train my family and pets to respect the phrases "I'm counting," and "At the end of the row."

If I am monocraftual, I will not look askance at those who practice many types of fiber arts. If I am polycraftual, I will not scorn those who stick with a single method of making magic with string.

I pledge to be honest with myself about my production speed and remember that it really is okay to give even very beloved people a gift that is not a handmade Something.

What I do is a wonderful, slow sort of magic; I will remember this and never denigrate my own skills.

Bias of any sort - other than the diagonal of cloth - has no place in crafting. I will encourage fiber-craftiness in all others (who want to partake; I will not proselytize obnoxiously either).

I will use my powers for good and not for evil.