There are peaceful times spent at the loom and moments of insanity too! No One tells you that you need a list of credentials to be a weaver--
You need a background in sight reading
You need to have a level head when threads go awry
No one tells you what to do with broken warp threads
Or how to deal with uneven warp tie-ups--these are things you learn as you discuss with fellow weavers tricks and trades of the loom
And when I speak to young students--I tell them you need MATH in a big way as a weaver! Most days things go well at the loom but then there are those days--I feel more warped than the loom!!!