There are days you can’t weave because you’re too busy. Then, there are days you can’t weave because something is wrong with the work and you don’t have a clue what the problem is. The latter is my situation this week.
Taking snapshots of MWL yielded no clue. So, busy with exams and living, I walked away from MWL again. I did oral exams with my students, went on a pearl-buying trip to Beihai, did more oral exams. Still no clue.
Then, harking back to the notion of unweaving four sections, I unwove one, extracted one color and added one strand each of the another color but with different tonal values. Voilà! Congruency! Coherency! Excitement! No more need to unweave.
Still, I cannot yet rationalize why I am using the colors I am in the area I’m presently weaving. Usually, I know exactly why. I just think I know why but there are gaps in my knowledge of what I want to say. So, the best thing is to weave slowly, listen to the tapestry, and let the work flow from that.