How Do You Eat An Elephant?…

…The same way you finish a very large fine thread project; one piece at a time. From conception to completion it is not unusual for my larger projects to take anywhere from 6-9 months of steady work. I work hard to maintain a positive attitude during these periods. Toward this end, I find that my two choices are: 1) Embrace the concept of delayed gratification and revel in weaverly martyrdom or 2) find ways to derive gratification from each step of the project. If I break the steps down as follows: design, measure, dye threads, wind bobbins, beam, thread, weave, … Continue reading How Do You Eat An Elephant?…

Dear Blog!!

Not to be too obvious, but I’m starting a blog about weaving. My husband has described my intention for this blog as a ‘professional diary’. I’m not quite comfortable with describing what I do as a profession. My weaving/fiber art still falls more on the avocation end of the spectrum. However, I would like for it to become my vocation and this blog is meant to be a place for me to go to think about and discuss my work as it develops. I am a weaver who works with very fine silk threads. My working sett for a warp … Continue reading Dear Blog!!