Here is an inspiring short film on master weaver and artist Ethel Stein -- still working and creating textile art in her 90s. It is so inspiring to watch her moving slowly but with precision through the work of designing, warping, and planning out the complex pieces she creates. I also admire it because weaving takes time -- it is a slow, thoughtful process and one handles every thread -- multiple times -- before a work is even set up and ready to weave. I find myself more and more attracted to the idea of slowing the pace. I have finished, pretty much refurbishing my own loom (nothing so large as Stein's beauty) and I am just hoping to find some studio space this year to do some slow work myself.
Art: "Three Graces," Ethel Stein; Film Credits: Mark Chamberlain.