Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Allowing the conversation to unfold

Finished – this sample has turned out well - I can see developments throughout.

I'm glad I persevered with it in its early unpromising stages. It became something quite different to how it started - I need to remember this. I need to remember to allow samples the time they need to find their own way, to gradually -or suddenly- evolve.

I had a gap of several days away in the middle of weaving this sample which was definitely noticeable to me. I am learning about the effect of an absence from an idea at the loom for any length of time..

..It then takes a while to tune back in to the subtleties of the weaving again - literally, picking up the threads of the conversation, and continuing the story of the particular sample to its conclusion.

2 comments:

lawrie said...

I like the look of the finished article. And enjoyed the way you weave your metaphors about your learning process along the way.
Well done!

Steve Bremner said...

Thanks Lawrie. Yes, it all feels very much combined to me - I've noticed that there is a gradual meshing and refining in my thinking, weaving and writing. I've subtitled my blog "Finding a Language in Tapestry Weaving" and it occurred to me the other day that this applies as much to my blogging style as my weaving style. It's gradually evolving, and developing its own character. Thanks for your comment and encouragement! Best wishes, Steve