Doing research into James Donald, a weaver. I feel that it is important to also look at others in a simliar discipline and see what they are doing. So I did my homework so to speak and looked up other weavers and their work. I found quiet a list. I am going to leave some of their names and links to information to them, so you can look at if you wish:
http://www.caa.org.uk/exhibitions/archive/2003/bob-crooks-and-ptolemy-mann/ptolemy-mann.html Ptomlemy Mann
I feel looking at others work to be a great inspiration, as it can help you with your own work and help to develop you as a designer, regardless of what your discipline is.