A heartening, wise and hilarious collection of personal essays about life, weaving and the creative process. 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. Time, yarn and the works of our hands - even when the processes involved "do not yield easily to language" - are threads that run through these lively conversations. In these essays textiles are the author's windows on the world. Readers join her as she looks into the past through her grandmother's sewing tools, contemplates organizing her basement stash of yarns, and travels to a country whose textiles show past and present mixing and co-existing in unusual ways.
Linda Collier Ligon started Interweave Press on her dining room table in 1975. From this humble beginning her publishing company has grown to encompass seven diverse magazines and more than a hundred books in print, and to a corporation with more than 60 employees and more than 150 books in print. She is currently CEO and editorial director of Interweave Press. She is also president and publisher of Natural Home magazine. She is a past president of the Publishers Marketing Association. Linda lives and works in Loveland, Colorado.