TheWeaverOfWords

…….weaving fibers and fables

72 Sales

TheWeaverOfWords

…….weaving fibers and fables

72 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(42)

Announcement   I love fibers.... especially the natural fibers with texture & character...those that are lumpy & bumpy, fibers that are wild and free.... not afraid to be imperfect or different, but fully embracing their own unique style.

In this shop I've combined my love of fibers, photos & fables. Each texture tells a tale.

I've always been drawn to fibers...especially natural fibers that are lumpy and bumpy....I'm drawn to the imperfect and unpolished....natural undyed cotton, rough silks, textured linen, soft warm merino wool....

I'm trying to limit my visits to yarn shops.... I've quickly amassed a mountain of yarn.....

Now its time to for the interweaving of fibers and fables..... what good is a texture if it doesn't come with a tale well told...

I hope you have as much fun reading my words and wearing my weavings as I did creating them!

It was so wonderfully fun to be featured in the Peppermint Creek Collective Blog.

In the post I discuss my creative process of writing custom stories using other people’s words, well as my weaving.

You can find the interview at:
http://www.thepeppermintcreekcollective.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-weaver-of-words.html

*****I love to share my latest stories on my blog at :
www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com

**********I love taking pictures and posting them on my Instagram account at: www.instagram.com/theweaverofwords#

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

I love fibers.... especially the natural fibers with texture & character...those that are lumpy & bumpy, fibers that are wild and free.... not afraid to be imperfect or different, but fully embracing their own unique style.

In this shop I've combined my love of fibers, photos & fables. Each texture tells a tale.

I've always been drawn to fibers...especially natural fibers that are lumpy and bumpy....I'm drawn to the imperfect and unpolished....natural undyed cotton, rough silks, textured linen, soft warm merino wool....

I'm trying to limit my visits to yarn shops.... I've quickly amassed a mountain of yarn.....

Now its time to for the interweaving of fibers and fables..... what good is a texture if it doesn't come with a tale well told...

I hope you have as much fun reading my words and wearing my weavings as I did creating them!

It was so wonderfully fun to be featured in the Peppermint Creek Collective Blog.

In the post I discuss my creative process of writing custom stories using other people’s words, well as my weaving.

You can find the interview at:
http://www.thepeppermintcreekcollective.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-weaver-of-words.html

*****I love to share my latest stories on my blog at :
www.averyfairytale.wordpress.com

**********I love taking pictures and posting them on my Instagram account at: www.instagram.com/theweaverofwords#

Susan Jizba

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Susan Jizba

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(42)
c. c.

c. c. on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Susan is so lovely. The story she created literally brought me to tears; it was that beautiful. I'm going to commission another story to give as a Christmas present. A simply wonderful little shop. XXXX

DH Bridge

DH Bridge on Jul 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This scarf is incredible! Not only is it beautiful but lays just right when worn too. I loved the story that went along with the scarf which the seller enclosed in the packaging. I had wanted this scarf for such a long time and I'm so happy I finally purchased it. There was a little hiccup with the shipping but seller fixed it right away so no complaints on my end. I will be shopping here again in the future!

klitwino

klitwino on Apr 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Seller provided excellent communication and wrote a very sweet story for someone special. I appreciate you using such creativity and incorporating my random list of words into a cohesive narrative. Thank you!

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About

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 two other shops on Etsy, where I sell my original handmade artisan jewelry. If you get the chance feel free to pull up a chair, and stay for a tale…..

A Fireside Tale ..... every trinket has a tale to tell
www.etsy.com/shop/AFiresideTale

A Very Fairy Tale... featuring "Fairy Simple" playful jewelry
www.etsy.com/shop/AVeryFairyTale

I also 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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Refunds with return of merchandise within 14 days of purchase, unless a custom order, or vintage item.

Please Note: No refunds made on custom orders, No refunds on vintage items which are sold AS IS