Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

weaving for money

This winter I had the opportunity to weave for someone else. It was to be an ongoing job, of weaving rugs with someone else's materials. They would sell them, and I wouldn't have to worry about the marketing. It sounded easy, and it sounded like it would be a good thing.......
Fast forward many, many rugs later........weeks of shipping out 20, 30, 40, even 60 rugs. And before that could be done, there was preparation.......warping the loom, getting the weft ready, weaving, tyeing fringe, packing, paperwork. Rugs that started out to be quite attractive, eventually became drudge.
I always try to be open to the lesson, and believe me, there is one here.
The job is no more......just the way things turned out......and I have learned that I don't want to weave like that. I don't want to weave for money. I want to weave and know that I am doing what I love.
It seems that you are never too old to learn a lesson.
Welcome to my world.

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