I have 9 floor looms upon which I weave scarves, stoles, blankets and yardage. Every inch
of every single thread, both warp and weft, passes through my fingers in the creation of each
fabric. Though I have been a weaver for over 40 active years, for the first time in September
2014, I have taken on 2 helpers to do some of the preparation work to leave me more time
to weave. I use no computer assistance in the design or production of my cloth.
The Weaver's Dance
On a loom that whispers, with shuttles that fly
And bobbins that chatter as the hours go by
I'll not lay in one thread of mere chance
As I work in the motion of the weaver's dance.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Now, if you've been reading this blog, you know that I've been traveling and have done 2 shows back-to-back and a wonderful visit to Rosepath Weaving in Lindale as well. What fun I've had. Then, when I get home, the 'work' begins.... unloading the rig and taking contents of all those boxes apart to rearrange everything and packing it up for the next show! Well, okay, it's taken me awhile, but now I'm beginning to prepare my looms to, again, help me make fiber magic.
Now, except for the volume of yardage that I weave, we are all weavers together, right? So, you know what happiness is......
Happiness is when you have tied your warp threads onto the front cloth beam, you've wound your bobbins within a thread of STUFFED, you have even woven in your HEADER, that moment comes when everything is right with your world... and you begin to weave....now this is happiness. Weavers everywhere unite in one great big happy grin....I'm gonna go weave on Jimmy now...e'ya later!
I am sending out much of this happiness and Miles and Miles of Smiles, Cat B.