Weaving as Meditation

Weaving calms the mind.

When we think of meditation, we think of becoming centered in a conscious act. At the loom, there is a connection with making that transcends time. By allowing the weaving process to slow you down, you begin to breath easily and focus on each moment as the yarns build upon one another.  The repetition of this weaving practice takes one to a place of quiet and focus.


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Over the past 25 years, weaving has been my method of meditation and healing.

I love the systems, methodology, and order of weaving.

I love how weaving increases awareness and the ability to see detail.

I love the rhythm of weaving, and the interactions of color and yarn textures.

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As a teacher and creative guide, I encourage an openness to a new creative process and sense of self discovery using weaving as the method and medium.  Using the Buddhist three-fold system of logic – ground, path, fruition – each individualized vision becomes focused.

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Ground is the situation as we find it. It represents the seed of enlightenment within us. In this creative weaving study, Ground is our inspiration. It is explored through material selection and visual imagery.

Path evolves from the ground. It is the result of the effort we apply to the conditions of our Ground. The Path incorporates basic weaving structures in order to provide substantive structure to the inspiration of your groundwork.  The Path is the very process of weaving.

Fruition is the outcome. Fruition is the manifestation of your creative vision.

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Time at the loom replenishes the soul.

Through the learning journey, I teach my students to use the process of weaving to achieve mindfulness.  Using the loom, a variety of yarns and materials, they feel encouraged to express their own feelings to achieve greater self awareness. They create a textural, artistic composition that provides a therapeutic effect of quieting the mind and focusing on the work of the hands.  They achieve solitude in this process of creativity.


Do you love the meditative quality of weaving?

Are you seeking inspiration in your studio?

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The online course, Ground. Path. Fruition., is designed to motivate, inspire, and challenge you to focus on your creative weaving process by exploring a variety materials and structures.

This self-paced e-course is a study that will inspire woven swatch development, provide practical information and review of basic weaving structures, along with an active creative community to share thoughts and conversations about fabric making.

Through this learning journey, weavers work on developing their personalized weaving practice.

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Learn more about the online course here.

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