TheWeaverOfWords

…….weaving fibers and fables

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TheWeaverOfWords

…….weaving fibers and fables

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About TheWeaverOfWords

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Weaving fibers and fables

The process of creating a scarf is quite magical to me. I begin with the selection of fibers. I love to the feel the textures, some are soft, others smooth, some lumpy. I hunt for colors and textures that will harmonize & blend, or perhaps rebel, in a uniquely interesting weave.

I gravitate toward muted colors. Natural tones that remind me of walking barefoot on earthen paths, of the heavenly blue of the sky touched with the fluff of a passing cloud, of the stately green of an ancient oak tree, of the shimmering dappled golden light at dusk. I’m drawn to natural fibers: cottons, silks, hemp, wools, & linen are my favorites.

My patterns are frequently spontaneous, I love to create it during the process of warping, placing the vertical fibers onto the loom. I love to play with different patterns and textures. I especially love rebelliously irregular patterns. Perfect is too boring. I love a few lumps and bumps, skipping a beat or two, and wonderfully textured edges. It feels more natural, relaxed, and real.

Each fiber weaves together in its own unique style. Some wrap around the edges neatly in a tidy orderly way. Others are wildly uncontained, swinging way over the edge of the scarf as if to survey the surrounding landscape, other times closely hugging the curves like a great sports car. I love the rhythmic rocking of the loom; the click clack is lulling and somehow comforting to me, like a peaceful meditation.

Photographing each scarf is a creative challenge. It’s much trickier to find a background that harmonizes with the color of the scarf, than when I’m photographing my handmade fine silver jewelry. I love the challenge of creating dramatic, intriguing, unique shots.

I write a snippet of a story for each scarf. Sometimes the words come to me before the scarf is made, sometimes after. The creation of the story is a natural and organic process. It comes to me the same way that a new character will pop up in a story, demanding to be acknowledged and eager to tell their tale.

I write it all down in the magical early morning hours when everyone is still fast asleep. There’s something enchanted about those wee hours, far before the dawn breaks.

I love nature and am fascinated by the totems of the natural world. The spider’s web was a natural choice for The Weaver of Words logo. It's a perfect fit since the spider totem represents both writing and weaving. Legends associate the spider with the creation of the primordial alphabet and the magic of writing. And of course the spider is known for its natural ability to weave a web. I love studying totems of the natural world to learn the fascinating lessons that they are there to teach us.

When I’m not writing, weaving, taking photos or doing downward dogs, I love spending playful times with my wonderful, smart, funny, creative, and kind fiance Barry.

It is always such an honored to be featured in a blog. If you get the chance, check out the below posts where I discuss my creative process of writing custom stories using other people’s words, well as my weaving.

Links to blog features:
www.raquelmanuela.com/blog/2015/2/24/maker-susan-jizba-from-the-weaver-of-words

http://www.thepeppermintcreekcollective.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-weaver-of-words.html

I have a blog where I post many of my "custom stories"...aka give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale....
a very fairy tale....living simply with playful delight
www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com

I'm also having a lot of fun with photography and posting them on Instagram. You can find me there at www.instagram.com/theweaverofwords#

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  • Susan Jizba

    Owner, Storyteller, Weaver, Photographer

    I’m many things, a writer, a weaver, a photographer....I’m enjoying weaving scarves, taking pictures and more pictures, and just one more...and writing custom stories with other people's words.. lately I'm obsessed with vintage...

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Last updated on November 2, 2016
Thank you for stopping by my shop! My shop is my 'excuse' to have a little fun doing things that I love - writing, photography, weaving and shopping for vintage finds.... I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do!

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