Weaving, I have discovered, is providing me with both physical and mental therapy. It is good exercise for my shoulders and gives my brain a bit of a workout as well. I am working on a set of dish towels now. When my shoulders start to ache I take a break to work my way through an old weaving textbook in an attempt to fully understand weave structures. I am learning a tremendous amount. The only problem with this is I now desperately wish I could afford to trade in my four shaft Baby Wolf loom for an eight shaft. The eight shaft patterns are far prettier.
During one of my breaks I stumbled upon a YouTube video series called Mastercrafts - Weaving. It is more or less a BBC reality show with three contestants immersing themselves in a six-week intensive weaving course. It is interesting and highly entertaining. If you have any interest at all in understanding what the process of learning to weave entails you should at least watch the first video.