I love that the process of hand weaving is simultaneously meditative and laborious.
It is an art, and a science.
There is at once a million design possibilities, and many decisive constraints.
I love the systems, methodology, and order of weaving.
I love how closely weaving makes you pay attention and see.
I love rhythm of it. And the color interactions and textures of the various yarns and materials.
I have been a weaver for over 20 years. As a textile design student at Philadelphia University in the 1990s, I concentrated on woven construction. Over the years, I have created 3-dimensional art, jacquard woven fabric, scarves, table runners, swatches for mill production, and small artisanal weavings. I weave on a 10 harness Macomber loom, but also have some homemade frame looms that I’ve used with my kids.