Weaving As a Profession
Hi! I'm not a professional weaver, I only started having an interest in weaving a couple of years ago during my freshman year in highschool. For my 16th birthday my parents bought me a rigid heddle loom which I have really enjoyed using, though eventually my dream is to work up to a floor loom. As I near the end of my highschool years and begin to think of what I want to do with my life, my Mom has suggested that I consider weaving, since God has gifted me with a passion for it and skilled craftsmen are dying out. What I would like to know is if weaving is a practical career choice. Can you support yourself on weaving? Is there a market for handwoven products? What products sell best? Those of you who have chosen weaving as a source of income, how much do you charge for your products? I'd really appreciate any input, advice, etc. from all you expereinced weavers who have persued this course. Thank you!
- A Young Weaver