Monday, March 16, 2009

Weaving Perfection?

So, when my teacher left me last week he said something about my next project being perfect. Perfect is not in my vocabulary anymore, not when it applies to me anyway. I don't do perfect, I don't even try for it, I just do the best I can at any given moment.
When I put the word out that a teacher was desperately needed it was just to teach how to dress the loom. Now I see how things work...well, pretty much. And I need to do it a few dozen more times until I become more confident. I'll need my teacher again I know. For now, I need to go it alone for a while. I do hope he doesn't take it personal! The word perfect did alarm me though...

My fear of the loom is pretty much gone, it is slowly becoming my friend.

My fish is so large it may just barely fit into the kiln, no room for the tail, maybe I'll weave him/her a tail, I don't know!


Life Looms Large said...

Weavers and perfection. Argh!!

Compared to the general public, I think as a rule, weavers embrace their perfectionistic tendencies.

So, I'm probably in the 95% percentile of perfectionism in general - but among weavers I'm practically haphazard, slapdash, lackadaisical.

I've actually tried to let go of my perfectionist it is weird to enter the world of weavers where I seem like a relative slacker.

We've all got to find our own balance! If some one told me my third project should be perfect, I'd laugh.....and you know I already shy away from teachers, right?

Love the big fish!! We'll get to see it when it's finished, right? (I know 'kilned' isn't the right word, but I wasn't sure if it would be glazed....)

Have fun with your loom!!


sheilabythebeach said...

See, I knew that about weavers on some gut level...YIKES. Who wants an ugly piece of fabric with glaring errors all over it? Not even me, but uh, perfect(?), not happening soon and when it does it will probably be by accident!!!