erika connor

freedom artist writer traveller

Ancestral weaving

 

My Swedish grandmother was a weaver. She used a giant floor loom and made beautiful tapestries. When I was a child she sat me down beside her and showed me how to slide the shuttle under and over the strings, in and out, warp and weft. Years later, I found fibres in plants like milkweed, basswood, cattail and cedar, and learned to make cordage and baskets. Full circle. Her spirit weaves through me.

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