part of what attracted me to weaving in the beginning was a curiosity about how primitive clothes were made. before leaving our a-frame to move to kyoto, i had to use up a few cones of cotton i couldn`t bring with me so i wove this fabric and sewed a simple dress for myself. i love weaving and it generally relaxes me. although i`ve loved hand sewing since i was a small girl, i hate sewing with a machine and it frustrates me to no end. i must say, however, that despite the rage and the throwing bobbins and the ripping out seams and the yelling and cursing, because i stuck with trying to get better i actually did get alot better at it. perhaps the sewing machine had a small hand in teaching me to be patient.