Several years ago I visited the Grand Canyon with my family. At the time I was weaving and marketing my work. The emphasis was on production, which means speed and quantity are a big issue. While in the area around Grand Canyon we visited museums and viewed displays of Native American art including blankets, rugs and baskets.
Somehow that triggered a flash of insight for me. I thought, "What I should really be doing is taking as much time as possible to weave whatever project was in process." I really didn't know what that meant for me at the time, but now I weave story blankets. First I weave the blanket using double face twill so back and front are very different. Once the blanket is off the loom, finished and fulled, I use it as my canvas to narrate whatever story I wish to tell at the time.
There is no way this is production weaving. It is truly slow cloth because that is what is required to tell the story. And I love doing it.
Candy Meacham Fiber Art