Thursday, July 2, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

First gold design section on blue

I’m beginning to see the end of this.  One more blue section, another gold section, then the final blue section and short gold section.

I have all kinds of mixed feelings right now.

First, I want to rush headlong into the weaving and get it over and done with.  But at the same time I want to slow down and not finish it so quickly.

I want to finish it quickly because I can barely stand the suspense of what it is going to look like off the loom.  Right now I am feeling pretty awful about what it is going to look like so the sooner I get it off the loom the sooner I can find out just how bad it is.

On the other hand, slowing down postpones the reality and also prolongs the agony. 

On May 19th, I posted this tidbit from The Hidden Order of Art.


Today, and recently, that passage really speaks to me.  I am doing my best to drown out the voice that would make me “sweep the whole mess into the wastepaper basket.”

So, should I rush to finish?  Or should I slow down. The answer seems to be to do neither.  Just keep up my usual rhythm. The rhythm will drown out the negative voices.

Rush to Finish or Slow Down?” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on July 2, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

Did you learn something from doing this piece-we sure did. Keep your usual pace and let it keep teaching.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Wise words, delighted hands. Thank you.

Leigh said...

Good solution. Impatience is never our friend.