Hello from Australia. I live in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.
I am a self-taught weaver and have been weaving as a hobby for 30 years. I am an elementary school teacher, which of course absorbs much of my time. My weaving projects are usually textiles for the home, and these give continual pleasure. I don't like sampling because I like to spend my time making useful things. Handwoven magazine has been a major resource over the years.
My other interests which take me away from weaving are visual art (working in pastels), digital photography and singing in a community choir.