Last December, I wove this commissioned shawl of bamboo and recycled cashmere. Dara, pictured above, insisted I make the shawl extra long 93"---so I did.
Dara came back to me some time later and told me the shawl was too long and would I mind cutting it. I said NO I would not cut it, but asked her to give back to me and I would figure out something. I remembered in the back of my mind having seen a picture of something called a Mobi-Q and discovered a kit for one at Cotton Clouds.
This unique Mobi-Q design (by Margo Carr of California) is a hybrid of a Q-shawl and a Mobius strip. Unlike most shawls, the Mobi-Q needs little attention to keep on the body!
I can't tell you how surprised I was to discover the shawl as woven was exactly the right length and width.
I am so thrilled with this "garment" (so much more than a shawl) I can't wait to make one for myself.
Sometimes one has to go backwards to go forward.
As I just commented on Meg's blog the answer to the question "For Whom Do I Weave".
I try to find that place within myself that interweaves with that place within the recipient of the cloth. For me, the cloth is the external expression of an internal process.