Textiles take time. Preparation of materials (spinning, warping, dyeing, counting, threading) takes time.
But in that preparation, there's space to further flesh out my idea in my head. As the weft gets dyed and the ikat ties are removed, as I wind my small skeins of hand-spun and over-dyed wool into balls for my inlay palette, the potential of all these separate elements combining becomes more concrete.
And so does a vision of how the piece will come together and make sense through being made.