Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Laying Season – from Susan Johnson’s “Avalanche Looms.” I started reading this post because I thought the opening photos of her linen transparency were amazingly beautiful. The title of the post did nothing for me. At least at first. But those photos. Exquisite weaving.
I continued to read the post and it is a wonderful read. It is poignant history and courage. And the conclusion she reaches in her final paragraph has shown me something about my own weaving and the desire to put all my eggs in one basket and yet the fear of doing just that.
The Slow Movement – from Stacey’s blog “The Loom Room.” This is an interesting post addressing the problem of speeding through life. Anyone who enjoys it might like to read an old blog post of mine written about two years ago, called Slow Weaving.
I’m not alone, however, in my immersion in slow weaving. Check out Tim’s pursuit of drawloom weaving on his blog, The Hawthorne Works. See the wedding project that Tien is undertaking on her blog. Look at this post by Susan to see slow weaving as meticulous attention to detail. And Meg is weaving at 160 epi! That’s perilously close to three times the epi that I regularly weave at.
A Personal Look Back – from Susan’s blog “Thrums.” How many of us, I wonder, can even recall the first thing we wove, let alone still have it, let alone having woven something so wonderfully simple for our first piece? Susan encourages the rest of us to share our own weaving history.
I probably will not honor Susan’s request. Not because it isn’t a good request. But because I am so involved in today and yesterday is so far away. Perhaps someday when I am feeling a bit nostalgic?