Table of contents
Share Post

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.


Weekly Weaving Newsletter

The absolutely best thing you can do to help with your weaving journey is to sign up for the Weekly Weaving Newsletter! This online Wednesday publication will keep you posted on that week’s FREE weaving educational content, plus I always toss in a story from me! It’s equal parts education and entertainment, all wrapped up in a short, few-minute read!

Related Articles