Thursday, March 28, 2013
Just got word a few minutes ago that the towels I submitted to Handwoven have been accepted for the May/June issue.
It's always nice when that happens - a lovely affirmation that I am doing work that other people like and enjoy. :)
The above photo isn't exactly what they look like, but is a close cousin. I built on this design to create the design for the towels I submitted. (For anyone in my classes in Jan/Feb, I had siblings and closer cousins for show and tell.)
I still don't have all the details, but enough information to share the fact that I am now associated with the Olds College fibre program, specifically the Master Weaver classes.
Today I got the Competency Profiles which I need to go over carefully to find out what areas of weaving I need to brush up on.
Weaving is a huge pool of knowledge and no one can be a true 'expert' at every facet of it. But one person can become very good in several areas and have a working knowledge of the rest.
My field of specialty (or perhaps I could claim 'specialities' by this point) is mostly in the making of 'balanced' cloth - not so much weft faced or warp faced, not so much the compound cloths such as lampas and double/triple/quadruple layers. But I have done some of almost all of those at some point. If I'm going to be an effective teacher, I need to re-visit some of the weave structures I have dipped into but not explored in particular depth.
In some ways it feels like I am starting all over again, not as a student, but in terms of refreshing my foundation of knowledge.
And I find that terribly exciting!
As I find out more, I will share.