In this age of high speed and convenience, the rhythmic act of weaving speaks to my soul. When I sit before the loom I choose to surrender to process, relishing textures of coarse wool, smooth cotton and glossy silk as inch by inch they pass through my fingertips into the warp. Emotions and concepts begin to surface and collide, connect or slip past each other in my mind. I imagine these strands of subconscious are travelling alongside the threads as I twine, coax and beat them into place. Tapestry commands discipline and constant deliberation; It challenges me to have faith in my instincts and give it Time.
Bloom is my celebration of the Time it took.
I am overjoyed to announce that "Bloom" was one of 35 entries selected by the jury to travel with Dimensions 2013. What an intensive learning experience! I have my next warp ready to string onto the loom, and the new cartoon is already blown up to scale.
Thank you to everyone who shared in this adventure with me especially my loving husband and family, my ever optimistic friends and the awesome ladies of the Saskatchewan Spinners and Weavers Guild.
Happy creating everyone!