Facebook Group Closed

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It was fun while it lated but all good things eventually come to an end. I had to close the Facebook group for this web page. The Fan page is still there, but the group chatter is history.

A lot of people wanted me to hand it over to another admin. Can't. The problem is with the way FB functions and what happens to groups when the group creator leaves. Right now I have a beef with Facebook, which I will not go into detail over. Suffice it to say that I'm glad it's a free thing otherwise I'd be asking for a refund.

Another reason is that I have been running the chatter page for 5 years and I'm burned out.  I don't mind helping people when they get stuck but when questions are posted repeatedly, especially ones that are easily searchable, and when the answer is found here on this blog...answering those questions over and over and over again really wears on a person. 

Suffering Fibromyalgia since 2009 doesn't help. I don't feel good all the time and readily get irritated when people ask easily searchable questions. It just wasn't fun anymore. I live by a rule and that is, if it's not fun, stop doing it. That's exactly what I did.

I also wanted to have more time for, you know, weaving.  I was spending so much time answering the same questions over and over and over that it was cutting into my weaving time.

So, there you have it. Since I'll be doing more weaving, that will give me a chance to also do more blogging about it.  I don't use the rigid heddle much anymore but still do a lot of weaving on my floor looms. You can catch my adventures with that at joyofweaving.com. 

See you there!

\\//,  Live long, prosper and happy weaving!


  1. Louise Semmel

    Can’t blame you. I, personally, don’t like facebook but the problem is on the net as a whole. People want you to do their work for them. They don’t seem to be willing to spend a couple minutes looking to see if someone else has already asked the question. Most often, the only way you’ll be first to ask a question is if you’re the first to read the post. JMHO. :-)

  2. Joyce

    Someone who “gets it”. Thank you! Nice to know I’m not alone. :)

  3. Anne

    Totally understandable. I just wanted to tell you that I watched your video on weaving from front to back and found it very helpful, especially the technique of bringing the warp chains up and over the castle so one person can both tug and turn. Thanks.

  4. Joyce (Author)

    Thanks! Glad that video helped you but check out the one about the Simple Tension Device on my joyofweaving.com page. I think you’ll like that a lot better than crank and yank. I never beam a warp without the Simple Tension Device.

  5. Betty

    Thanks for all you did do. I am with you!

  6. Debbi

    I totally get it… and don’t blame you in the least. I have yet to start, and only found Inkle weaving, yes… on FB about a month ago. I’ve been an avid crocheter for over 50 year, until a little over 5 months ago when my husband passed away unexpectedly of Bile Duct Cancer. I now find I’m wanting/needing something new to fill my days. I’ve dealt with Fibromyalgia and Arthritis for over 15 years and can totally relate to getting quickly irritated. But I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed your video, “European Method Inkle Warp Faced Pick Up…” on YouTube. Of all the videos I’ve watched so far, yours was the most explanatory, the one that finally made the light bulb go on. Thank you!

  7. Joyce (Author)

    Debbi, thank you for taking the time to comment and let me know. Turns out that I also have arthritis on top of everything. So sorry to hear about your husband. Weaving fills a lot of voids for me too. It requires so much concentration that it is my main coping mechanism. The ceaseless learning opportunities that come with it is what has kept me interested all these years. I don’t think there will ever come a time when weaving will leave me bored and gives me something to look forward to each day. Take care and keep in touch!


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