Weaving and Spinning as Metaphor
by Linda Collier Ligon
Edited by Veronica Patterson
As founder and editorial doyenne (certainly "tutelary spirit") of Interweave Press, Linda Ligon has charmed and challenged readers for decades with her intelligent, witty, high-spirited, and always provocative essays.
These essays trace the ups and downs, the joys and trials, the people and events of the world of handweaving—and of Handwoven magazine that has supported (and been supported by), led, and celebrated that world. The collection's extraordinary pleasures involve textiles and language equally—whether the author is exploring what it means to have a "loom-shaped life" or asking the questions "What's warp, what's weft." "What are the interlacements?" Her precise, probing, and often quirky language and thoughts are always engaging.