A message From Kelly Grotzinger, Co-President
This is not a note about staying safe and out of range of the pandemic, but about behavioral affect revealed during self-isolation--relating to weaving, of course. What clothes are you wearing day to day now that you do not go 'away' or 'out' except to hike around the yard or in the neighborhood or to the grocery store? Well....I have replaced jeans with yoga pants so that my posterior is not chaffed from so much time on a weaving bench. I have replaced hard sided shoes with fat rag wool socks, the better to manipulate treadles. So that my black wool work suit jackets do not gather dust in my closet and so that I might stay warmer in my studio, I pair them with the yoga pants, the rag wool socks, and some sort of t-shirt. I may throw a hand-woven scarf/shawl around too. Now, lest this combination not be stylish enough for you, know that I add a range of southwest style earrings and bracelets. Thank heavens that I don't need to add a mask to this 'look' in order to weave! So, although we have not had Guild time to do show and share of our hand woven projects, I wanted you to know how I have adopted an alternative personal style to accommodate my fiber focus since self-isolating. You?