Bring Back Doughnuts for Weavers
Amanda and I had a actual weekend of weave and this is one of the the beautiful presents she brought with her. A ceramic doughnut shaped warp weight from Japan.When I hold this in my hand I’m sent into another dimension – I think of other people and other times where textile production had it’s own specialised tools also created by gifted craftspeople. Attention to detail, function and beauty. A time or place where where beauty isn’t considered irrelvant, unnecessary, inconvenient, costly, pointless..such as shown in my usual weight which had a previous life as a film canister.Having said this, the humble film canister performs well and I can adjust the number of lead weights inside to suit the situation. But it sure lacks any visual beauty.Now that film canisters can’t be bought, where to now for our odd warp weights.