some of the scarves woven since arriving home...not wet finished
This morning the news that Anne Field passed away hit the internet. As I finished scarf #28 this morning I thought about the weavers that I have known, some all too briefly, that have passed on leaving the weaving community 'less' than it was before.
The weavers who, through their example, showed the way to create cloth and, through their teaching (personally and/or through their written work) made all of us better weavers.
Our best tribute to those who have gone before is to continue to learn as much as possible about how to make good cloth. Take their work further. Spread the knowledge wider. Acknowledge the legacy they have left behind.
I rather flippantly said on a chat group that if there were no looms in heaven I wasn't going. Allen Fannin responded "I'll see you in the other place, Fry!"
Where ever those weavers have gone to congregate, I will go. And sit at their feet. And learn.