Daphne Oram photo via Boing Boing where you can read about her.
I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy listening to music while I craft… when I’m not watching TV while crafting. Yeah, I watch too much TV.
But when I turn the Tv off, I still want to toss my bobbins. That’s when I put on some music. And when I do that, I have a strong tendency to haul out my classical collection. Mozart, Rossini, Verdi… all my favorite operatic composers. Mozart and Rossini are probably my faves for lacing to, though. It’s that precision that does it for me. It really seems to go well with lace.
Sometimes, though, I turn to my collection of souped-up folk music of the British Isles. Yeah, add an electric guitar to an old Scottish folk song and I’m just mush in your hands. So out comes the Steeleye Span, Silly Wizard, and Jethro Tull’s most folk-influenced period. Songs From the Wood and Heavy Horses are in constant rotation while I lace.
So what about you? Do you listen to music while you do your chosen craft? Or does your equipment drown it out? Do you prefer the sounds of nature or (to quote Paul Simon) the sounds of silence while you work?
What’s your soundtrack?