Monday, 30 November 2015

November Challenge - Reveal!

The challenge for November was to write a tutorial.

Lovena emailed me with her tutorial, and when I went to her site I momentarily thought 'Oh, I must be in the wrong place.' This woman, and her blog are built for action and adventure!

She has created a tutorial for a stuff sack, as pictured above. Seriously practical and water resistant to boot - check it out (and browse her blog) starting here:

I was genuinely delighted at this - I've never worked with a material like ripstop so it showed me a different perspective on sewing.

So why this challenge? 

If you really want to learn something, teach it to someone else. 

The process of writing a tutorial or blog can be time consuming, but well worth while. Lovena notes it took her longer to write the tutorial than make the stuff sack, and I know that I have tens if not hundreds of photos from 'waiting to be written up' blog posts. But the process of laying your steps out clearly clarifies things in your own mind, and it also creates the opportunity to interact with others who share your interests and hobbies. The more 'niche' your interests, the harder it  can be to find others who can help or offer new challenges. Writing about your interests online gives you the opportunity to participate with people you wouldn't otherwise meet.

That's enough from me for now. Take care!