At some point I realized that not everyone is like me in how they approach project completion. Astonishingly, there are actually people in the world who start one project at a time and then they finish it before moving onto the next one. Though this seems like an admirable trait when I have four different fiber projects on my studio table, it seems unlikely I will ever be the sort of person who works that way. I always have multiple projects in the works just like I am always reading more than one book and dreaming about more than one future.
I love special weaving tools. Weaving is centered around use of the hands and having tools that are highly functional and also beautiful is such a joy.
I have used a lot of different tapestry forks over the years, but one of my very favorites is made by John Jenkins of Magpie Woodworks. I've been using his forks since my friend and tapestry colleague Lyn Hart told me about them perhaps a decade ago. I pulled out my collection just to see how many I have now. I believe the answer is six which seems rather a treasure trove of these tapestry forks considering you will probably have to wait to get yours. John can only make so many of them at a time!