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I am a handweaver, currently pushing my inkle loom to show me all that it can do.

I love the feel of yarn as it slips through my fingers. I love to hear the shoosh of the shuttle as it slides through the shed and the thump of the beater when it makes contact with the web.
I love watching a new piece of textile grow pic by pic on the loom. I am creating a new fabric, never before made, never to be duplicated.

I feel connected to weavers throughout time and space, throwing shuttles and creating web. Show me a 3000 year old shawl from Peru and I get goosebumps. Show me a 1000 year old piece of rag-weaving from Arizona and I grin with delight. Show me a treadling error in a 150 year old coverlet, and I commiserate with the weaver whose baby is crying.
Let me dip my hands (and yarn!) into an indigo pot, and become blue like others who…

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  • Joined August 18, 2008

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About

I am a handweaver, currently pushing my inkle loom to show me all that it can do.

I love the feel of yarn as it slips through my fingers. I love to hear the shoosh of the shuttle as it slides through the shed and the thump of the beater when it makes contact with the web.
I love watching a new piece of textile grow pic by pic on the loom. I am creating a new fabric, never before made, never to be duplicated.

I feel connected to weavers throughout time and space, throwing shuttles and creating web. Show me a 3000 year old shawl from Peru and I get goosebumps. Show me a 1000 year old piece of rag-weaving from Arizona and I grin with delight. Show me a treadling error in a 150 year old coverlet, and I commiserate with the weaver whose baby is crying.
Let me dip my hands (and yarn!) into an indigo pot, and become blue like others who are amazed by the magic of indigo.

Let me weave rags - as it is nothing new - whatever you call it: recycle, upcycle, reinvent, green, ecofriendly, repurpose, reuse, reinvent, or just rags... I like it!

Sley The Dent? What does that mean?
You'll have to search my website to find out the answer: sleythedent.com

You can see my other textile experiments at sleythedent.deviantart.com

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