Posted by Peg in South Carolina
Finding an error that means I have to do something drastic like weave back a ways or even start all over again puts me into a bit of a panic. As that panic begins to subside, I claim to myself that the error doesn’t matter. Finally I get to the point of admitting that it needs to be fixed. No matter what is involved. Sometimes it is a matter of moments to get to this point. Sometimes hours.
Once I make that decision, I immediately jump in and get it fixed. This way I won’t change my mind about fixing it. This way, too, I will be ready to go when I come back to weaving at the next session.
This time I waited awhile before I jumped in to fix the error. I had good reasons for waiting. Nonetheless, when I finally had to face the music and do it, it was very hard, after all those days, to get back to the problem. But I did.
And I discovered that I do not need to cut off and start again! I do not even have to rethread half the warp. I do not even have to resley! I am overjoyed!
Here is a hint of what I needed to do. Can you figure out what the problem was? Can you figure out what the next steps are?
All artistic structure is essentially ‘polyphonic’; it evolves not in a single line of thought, but in several superimposed strands at once.
Anton, Ehrenzweig, The Hidden Order of Art, p. xii
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