December 2023 Newsletter
Greetings, Fiber Friends!
I've been thinking about the ebb and flow of light and dark these days. Although sunset comes early now, we are surrounded by glittering lights, bright colors and festive gatherings. This will then be followed by the grays and whites and dark colors of winter. It strikes me as somewhat ironic that the approaching Solstice marks the shift when days begin to lengthen again yet it is really just the beginning of winter.
I have never been much for New Year's resolutions, but I do love taking time each year to reflect on and look ahead to what I want to work on in the new year. I've come to think of this instead as planting seeds, which feels very apropos to the upcoming season of hibernation and dormancy. I'm the kind of person who can get spread too thin because I am interested in trying so many things (squirrel!!) so I use this to focus my time/efforts (that's the hope, anyway). I want to develop solid skills and get better, not just dabble.
Winter is a great time to hunker down inside and this year in particular I've got time to dive deep with a few things. Here are the seeds I'm planting this winter:
I will stop there because, well, remember the "too many things" bit? I think it's a good list to start the new year with. Some new things, some finishing up loose ends; it feels balanced and enticing. What seeds do you want to plant this year, what will you grow?
WWG President, 2023-2024
Cloth woven for a summer top in tencel and 10-2 cotton, 8-shaft twill