Weaving

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The medium that has allowed me to focus most easily on the particular is weaving. So I weave. The warp and weft threads are diverse: painted paper and canvas, wire, yarns of silk, wool, cotton and other mixed fibers. And I stitch, and in doing so, have come to see stitching as a form of weaving, that same process of interlacing threads, though in a previously made cloth rather than cloth I have made myself.  As a new composition or cloth emerges with the interlacing of the warp and weft, I catch myself smiling. I feel the excitement and absolute wonder of “making cloth”. Pure magic slowed to a pace that invites contemplation and musing, for both weaving and stitching by hand are by their nature slow.