How "precious" are your hand woven textiles?

As part of my BFA in studio art, I took a ceramics class. On the first day the professor asked us to make a cup/vase/container. We all did and some of us were quite happy with the results. Then he told us to throw them in the scrap bucket. We all hesitated. His reply is that you have to get over the thought that everything you make is “precious.” Precious here meaning valuable, a great object worth keeping. That applies if you have spent a little time and money in making it, or a lot of time and money in making it. This particular lesson was brought home to me this past week. I am working on a commission for an ecclesiastical stole (the seasonally colored, almost scarf-like garment tha

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