This week’s episode of A Handwoven Experience is all about weavers – specifically, 5 ways to recognize one. Because I’ve been spending a lot of time discussing the process, I thought it would be a fun change of pace to chat about the people.

You see, weavers are a unique bunch. There is nothing quite like them – even in the fiber world. I’ve collected a few observations to paint a picture of what makes up a weaver. Who knows? I might be describing you! Come join the club. All are welcome. Happy Weaving!

Show Notes –

Loom – A loom is a piece of equipment used for weaving. I suggest that a warning sign comes standard with each purchase, indicating the addictive nature of loom-buying. It is like trying to eat one Lays potato chip. It’s nearly impossible to buy just one.

Right Side of the Brain – The right side is associated with creativity, emotion, and intuition. (Good with imagination.)

Left Side of the Brain – The left side is associated with being analytical and methodical. (Good with math.) Both sides of the brain are important for weaving.

Tactile – Tactile refers to a sense of touch. Weavers have something called the “weaver’s handshake”, which isn’t actually a handshake. It refers to the moment a weaver approaches you to pet/feel/touch whatever handmade item you are wearing. (Needless to say, there has been an extreme shortage of weaver’s handshakes going on lately! Thank you, quarantine.)

Au naturale – “Au naturale” refers to something being in its natural state.