Carolyn Buck

Weaving is a process that requires meditative focus.  I find myself weaving until that focus is elsewhere…then, I must stop…or I find myself spending far too much time undoing what I have done.

Weaving by Carolyn Buck, Warmly Woven.

Weaving reminds me to stay in that moment where the shuttle skids through the shaft and threads are placed with the right tension. What results is a cloth that reflects all those collected moments.  
Weaving by Carolyn Buck, Warmly Woven.

Weaving cannot be done quickly or in haste.  When you pick up a piece of handwoven fabric, remember that time stood still in the moments that those threads were crossed and stacked.  You can feel that energy in the cloth.  It is one of the wonderful gifts you acquire when you wear or use handwoven fabric.  
Weaving by Carolyn Buck, Warmly Woven.

Lately, I have been playing meditative music to help me with that focus.  There is more flow to the rhythm and as a result the fabric reflects that flow.  I am learning to observe my attention and what is required to stay with the weave.
Weaving by Carolyn Buck, Warmly Woven.

Weaving by Carolyn Buck, Warmly Woven.
Weaving by Carolyn Buck, Warmly Woven.
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3 thoughts on “Carolyn Buck

  1. Carolyn, These scarfs are beautiful in colour and pattern. My wife Carol, also an artist, thinks she has two similar scarfs purchased in Toronto years ago. Carolyn did you attend George S. Henry
    Secondary School in Don Mills years ago, if so our paths may have crossed.

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  2. Yes, I attended George S Henry. I started to weave when I was 24 but didn’t start to sell my work until I moved to Elora Ontario in the 90’s. I did a few shows in Toronto around that time.

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  3. Now that I am thinking about this…I believe you were my history teacher…and I was the lost sheep that you encouraged. You had a massive impact on my life….how amazing that we have crossed paths after all this time.

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