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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In Praise of the Humble Loom

... that just sits tight and holds it all together while I play with shuttles.

The Loom, itself, is a work of art.  It's a prehistoric, simple but complicated machine that allows the craft of the weaver.   This compilation of cords, lamms, harnesses, heddles, beams and treadles enables work that ends with a fabric made from criss-cross fibers.  The artist-weaver is the engineer creator making simple or intricate handwoven cloth.  It is beautiful and photogenic but, it's the weaver that brings it to it's full glory.  A symbiotic relationship.

Box Crops - Handwoven - Made on My Loom