As I’ve said before I can’t find much of a weaving community in Baltimore. That remains true but I have now have proof beyond the sales of looms on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace that weavers must exist here.
I stopped at my local branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library to pick up some cookbooks I had on reserve.
While I was checking out, I noticed that on the shelf where they keep the inter-county loans of books there was a copy of The Fundamentals of Tablet Weaving by Peter Collingwood. I did a double take because I’ve requested a lot of weaving books from all over Maryland over the past year but didn’t think I had any in. Inter-county books can take months so often I’ve forgotten exactly what I requested and never have any idea when it might show up. So it was reasonable to think it might be mine.
But it wasn’t for me! It was waiting for some other patron to come in and pick it up.
This means that only is someone else in Baltimore apparently weaving or wanting to learn, they must live in my actual neighborhood!
I have to say, I was half tempted to stick around and see if anyone came to get it. As it was, I was gawking and the librarian asked if was for me. I had to admit it wasn’t and she laughed when I said incredulously that someone else must be requesting weaving books!
If you are reading this, show yourself!