Greetings Vels. Congratulations on your very well deserved win. I was blown away by your chair. I understand you meant to encourage people to try, to not underestimate what they might be capable of. "There were a lot of entries that seemed to retread the same common themes." This is the sentence that set my teeth on edge. I understand that you are saying that anyone can do a wonderful, complex "thing" with work and practice. The problem is, a perfect loaf of bread, a perfect piece of naalbinding, a perfectly spun thread . . . these are the things of everyday life. They may not be as impressive was your amazing chair but they take as much practice and skill to achieve. Mistress Diachba and I had a conversation about this very thing. If I enter a broken lozenge, twill fabric, even though this is the fabric I would wear in my period garb, I will lose points for complexity. If I enter a much more complex pattern, it will not, necessarily, be something I can use for my own period clothing. Diachba said that creating a perfect, simpler weave IS complex. Every, single error sticks out like a sore thumb. These common items are as important to achieve as your glorious chair. Some of us are striving for perfection in these "common themes." With respect and admiration, Johanne
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> On Apr 16, 2017, at 8:19 PM, Vels inn Viggladi <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There were a lot of entries that seemed to retread the same common themes.
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