A handwoven Scarf named Courtney

Courtney is woven with cotton yarn in a plain weave pattern.

Plain weave (also called tabby weave, linen weave[1] or taffeta weave) is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves (along with satin weave and twill).[2] It is strong and hard-wearing, used for fashion and furnishing fabrics.
In plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Each weft thread crosses the warp threads by going over one, then under the next, and so on. The next weft thread goes under the warp threads that its neighbor went over, and vice versa.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_weave

You can find some free weaving patterns here: http://www.weavingtoday.com/Weaving-patterns/

The act of creating is hard to understand by those that don't create, but perhaps even harder for those that do. The act of creating pulls one in by making the creater feel alive, it then invades every inch of your body, making it impossible to ignore, while at the same time it stips you bare. So bare that it hurts to breath. However, by the time that you reach this point you realize that if you stop creating you can't breath. And so you are left with the choice to sufficate or to be so alive that you feel every breath, ever whisper.

A college professor wrote about the act of creating being like a double edged sword, something that the artist can neither pick up or put down without being hurt.

Creating a scarf is the exchange of life. My hands, my feet, my body bring life to the scarf, the process, the act of making the touch of the fiber running across my fingers brings me life. Brings me breath and at the exact same time it takes my breath away. IT is a cycle that can't be derailed. It is a cycle that one must be careful to start because the only way off is death, but by the time you realize this you are way to deep, far to connected to let go. Pin It

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