Thursday, September 8, 2011

Down the Rosepath




A rug is a path.  It is a record of many choices (color, texture, mood, balance) made by the weaver as she follows her hunches of which is the best way to go, what next, and next, and next.  Off of the loom, and on the floor, the rug is an actual path.  Wide enough for a person to walk its length, for a moment or two, along the path the weaver made.

Choosing to weave rags is also a path.

(Look at this! Artist, Rikkianne Van Kirk invited me to carry on about my Big Love for rag weaving in her new Redefine article series on Apartment Therapy Re - Nest  www. re-nest.com)


7 comments:

Jaimie said...

What a lovely sentiment!

Patricia said...

"The path of weaving "
A wonderfull metapher.

Susan said...

Thanks, Jaimie and Patricia. I like a real path through a real woods, too

Sue said...

I love the mix of rag and rosepath, and these beautiful colors too. You really have something special here. -Sue

barbindell said...

A path to Dell--that would be cool-

Susan said...

Thanks, Sue.
Barb, It's a great idea for your new rug

Katie I KCandCo said...

Hi Susan, you have great weaving skills! I love the striped warp too! Sincerely, a fellow textile enthusiast.