Some more Greek Mythology, truly magical!
When Odysseus failed to return from the Trojan War (he was delayed for ten years on his way home), Penelope was beset by suitors who wanted her to remarry. In order to delay them, she insisted that she could not remarry until she had finished weaving a shroud for Odysseus’ father, Laertes. She worked each day at her loom, and then unravelled the cloth each night. After three years of successful delay, one of her servants revealed her deception, and the impatient suitors angrily demanded that she choose one of them for her husband immediately. At the prompting of Athene, Penelope said that she would marry the man who could string Odysseus’ bow and shoot an arrow through twelve axes. By this time, Odysseus himself had secretly returned, disguised as a beggar; he passed the test of the bow, and then proceeded to slaughter the suitors who had tormented his wife.
Again, copied from: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/p/penelope.html
This leaves me questioning whether I am also interested in interlacing fibres and perhaps how it acts as a representation of forming/severing bonds in a broader sense, not just the maternal? This could be a bond of love or friendship, where people are eternally bound to one another. Or the breaking in which a bond has not yet been made or already destroyed.