One of my favorite books is The Princess & The Goblin by George MacDonald. Young Princess Irene is given a ring to which is attached a gossamer thread. She follows this thread, invisible to all but her, through many dark adventures into the goblins’ underworld mines, to find and rescue her dear friend Curdie. The thread always leads and connects her to home where her great-great grandmother waits to welcome her.
As an artist, I am always seeking to follow this gossamer thread in and through the vast mines of daily living. Each filament of fiber I spin seems to light the way, beckoning me onward to see where it might lead…to a hank of exquisite yarn, a colorful knitted sweater, a woven canvas of cloth or tapestry. Each piece I create, though humble in scope, holds hints of home, reminding me that I am never alone. The gossamer threads I spin, knit and weave with are leading me home as well as granting joy and grace along the way.
I’m glad you’re here. Let’s follow the thread together!