What will be next for this warp? I don’t know, but it will hold something. Before I can weave the “real” next project, wrapped yarn will be dyed, ikat ties unwrapped, rinsed, dried, and balled up. So, I will use some of the thousands of butterflies left from other projects and just start. A warped loom must be used, or momentum will be lost. I have made a list of things that I want to accomplish each day, and am checking them off. A small step, but it seems to be a necessary one for me at this point.
A complete change of subject that has nothing to do with weaving
Since there’s a new movie coming out with Tom Hanks as Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, many articles about the amazing passenger plane landing are being published again. How they can make a full length movie about a six minute almost-catastrophe, I have no idea, but…
I read an article in WSJ in the words of Captain Sullenburger, I guess just a series of quotes put into a sequential order. One quote caught my attention, in which Captain Sullenberger says,
When I saw my father’s injury, I said to myself, “Oh my God.” Then I pushed myself to relax. I had been taught that if you panicked in life, you’d be ineffective and you couldn’t help anyone or yourself.
My thoughts were about an eight year-old boy telling himself to be calm. I’m usually calm in an emergency, but I’m an adult, and frankly I wish I could use this mind control thing with everyday life. I admire people who do. Another quote below reminds me of a book review I read.
Is it all about parenting?
My parents weren’t in the habit of telling my younger sister, Mary, or me what to do. They encouraged us. They wanted me to become my own person.
The title of the book is Do Parents Matter. The book explores how parents raise their children in many cultures around the world, and how the children turn out well, even if the mother sleeps with her child, or lets them do grown-up things at age five. The next day I read another piece about children and what they can do at a young age. The author wrote the article after seeing a 1928 silent movie about children learning. There was play, then suddenly the child was using tools. It was shocking to the author (Alison Gopnik) and probably would be to most of us. Here’s a quote:
My 21st-century reaction reflects a very recent change in the way that we think about children, risk and learning.
I’m probably not going any farther with this, but I do find this whole discussion interesting, maybe because it reinforces my opinion that my responsibility as a parent was to teach my children to be independent, responsible adults. What do you think? Yes, I know this has nothing with weaving or art, but it’s something to mull over while working on whatever the next project turns out to be.
Return to weaving thoughts
I went down a few rabbit holes, first via Pinterest, then to the follow-up of some weaving pins.
Nail loom tutorial
eLoomaNation-This is about using those tiny pin looms, something that I thought I wanted to do, until I tried it.
Usinc fabric strips to weave different patterns
Basic tapestry techniques
Instagram post about weaving a circle, which then led me to a blog about weaving