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Spinning and Weaving WeekOctober 5, 2020 Learn More
Encouragement for the Weaver
June 15, 2008You can use just about any pliable material to weave baskets. Here, I’ve folded strips of funny papers for a colorful low-cost, recycled-materials vessel. This basket appears in my book Time to Weave where I’ve given instructions on how to weave plaited baskets.
As creators, I think we sometimes get stymied by fear: we’re not good enough, we think we don’t have any ideas, we don’t know if our designs will work… I want to encourage you to just keep going, try to push self-doubt away. The only way to improve and get to the place you want to go is to keep working. I try to keep this Maslow quote in mind when I feel uncertain.
“If you are afraid of making (a) crazy mistake, then you’ll never get any of the bright ideas either.”