An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns - but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth.
Robert Bringhurst "The Elements of Typographic Style"
I couldn't be happier with this fantastic comparison of writing and weaving from Robert Bringhurst. The work 'textus linteum' originated from these thoughts. Made at the intersection of textile art, typography and graphic design with handwritten letters, like old scribes.