In the course of time you are bound to come across people who have made significant and/or unique contributions to your being a weaver.
As a young man I met someone who told me that they had realized one day that certain teachers and mentors had positively influenced them. So they made a list of these people and wrote letters to them and described exactly how they had been influenced, and then they said thank you. I thought that that was a fine thing to do and so over a period of a couple of months I did the same. I continue to do so today. When someone is influential I write and tell them so. Life is short. Best to do so while you are able.
I want to recognize some of the weavers who I admire. Some I have met personally; most I only know through what they have published. I want to recognize and say thank you to these. I also want to say thank to all of the weavers who today write blogs and make videos and pass on what they know, you are all inspiring.
The following is a list of people who I find impressive for one reason or another. This is my feeble attempt to honour them:
Oscar Beriau – http://oscarberiau.com
Mary Black – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_E._Black
Lili Blumenau – https://borealweaver.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/rediscovering-the-sacramentality-of-things/
Peter Collingwood – https://youtu.be/1h7w8Ns68is
Dorothy Day – https://www.catholicworker.org/dorothyday/articles/705-plain.htm
Nilus Leclerc – http://www.leclerclooms.com/histo/N_B_HISTORY_01.htm
Augustus Searle – http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/06/searlehandweaving.shtml