Thursday, February 12, 2009

RESOURCES

Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Run—do not walk—to this web site, Weaving Indiana. Here are a number of pdf documents to download on different aspects of weaving. This is a wonderful resource that I just discovered from a Ravelry post in the group called Warped Weavers.

Then take a look at a series of essays focusing on finding and following one’s path.  It is designed for textile artists in general, and there is much for weavers who are interested in this kind of journey

Finding Your Way in Media and Materials
Your Path—Content and Themes
Finding Your Voice, Your Path

Related Posts: 
   Challenge from Meg
   Aiming for Excellence
   Shut Up and Weave

"Resources” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on February 12, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina

5 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Peg,
Thanks for the recommendation for the Weaving Indiana site! Great PDF's and some are quite timely for me.

One of the computer links to older posts grabbed my attention: Shut up and Weave. You wrote it Sept 2007... 4 months before I started my blog and ultimately met you on line. I can't tell you how much reading that older post affected me! It is bang on for where I am right now and it was a wonderful affirmation of my feelings about weavers guilds, show and tell and what is driving my progress. I agree that keeping a blog actually promotes more weaving. I generally keep my weaving ideas or creative nuggets to myself until they are down on paper, firm and the warp is wound. Even changes on the fly are announced *after* the fact.

I had a chance to attend a guild meeting this past Tuesday and I actually decided NOT to go. Rather to stay home and weave. I have no regrets...

I think I'm now growing up now as a weaver...
So it's a bit late to your original post, but thanks!

Susan

Susie Monday said...

Thank you Peg for you link to my posts. I am honored to have my reading passed along this way! And it't great to find other bloggers out here who are working in different media. We all tend to get buried within our own "tribes," so it's nice to stretch out and see the world of creative work through other media too. I am, by the way, teaching some classes this next month at the Texas regional Handweavers conference, March in San Antonio.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Susan, you are very welcome and I appreciate your sharing your experiences. I agree that I still have no real desire to attend a build meeting, not even one of my much beloved Atlanta guild. I have plenty of cyber weaving friends, and plenty of real-time general friends.

Susie, thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, I too think that stretching is good.

Leigh said...

Great links Peg, thanks!

Peg in South Carolina said...

You're welcome, Leigh