I had a wonderful evening presenting at the San Antonio Hand Weavers Guild last night. The members are the most talented individuals you could imagine. The samples of their work on display were stunning! I met old friends and made new ones.
I love questions. The easiest way for me to gage what an audience is interested in is through questions and they had a lot of questions. We discussed the common thread between fibers used in paper and textiles and the importance of sourcing locally. We addressed the dangers of supporting non-native species as opposed to purchasing fiber from their native countries.
The members had insightful recommendations for paper inclusions based on fibers they were familiar with that I had never worked with before. It was a delightful evening of information sharing. Thank you SAHWG.