I’m in my own little world when I’m at the drawloom. No podcasts, no music going, no interruptions. It’s all deliberate focused attention on this thing I’m doing—following the chart row by row, drawing handles and cords, imprinting trees into cloth. It’s a delightful experience that I don’t want to end.
The simple tree design is scattered across the fabric using the single unit draw system. At the start of this towel, the same tree design was woven on the side borders using the pattern shafts. With this combination drawloom I combine single units and pattern shafts to work in complex harmony, as an expression of my creativity.
The Lord is ready to give us his focused attention. Our complexity is no threat to him. When we allow him to direct our hearts, pulling cords at the right place to imprint his will in us, he faithfully completes the work, to the very last detail. The Lord embraces those who fully trust him. His unseen designs become visible in the lives of those who belong to him. We can just imagine the delight this brings to our Maker.
May you find yourself in a big hug.
9 thoughts on “In My Drawloom World”
Beautiful tribute to God and a great description of what why you must have no distractions as you create these beautiful towels! Thanks for sharing! God Bless your weaving and sharing! 🙂
Good morning, J, I appreciate your thoughtful comments. There’s nothing like peace and quiet for being able to think.
Thanks so much,
Thank you for that reminder that our complexity is not a threat to God. He made us complex. He likes us that way!
Hi Elisabeth, It’s comforting to realize that God knows us in all our complexities. He made us this way on purpose.
Karen, I enjoy watching your process as your beautiful web builds. Enjoy your peaceful days.
Hi Barbara, The process itself is enjoyable, isn’t it?
What delight might I bring to my Maker? Never thought of that. I am certain of that I have contributed to some of his white hairs. (figuratively speaking)
Hi Ida, Ah yes, I’m sure I have contributed to some of his white hairs, too.