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May 03

Capturing the Past in Cusco, Peru

Nilda Callañaupa→ Read more

Apr 19

No Dry Cleaning Needed: Here’s How to Wash Handwoven Cloth

Naturally dyed silk→ Read more

Apr 06

Meet the Maker of the Indian Handwoven Silk Cloth

Sometimes one is lucky enough to meet the maker—I’m talking artisan-made cloth here.→ Read more

Mar 30

Ikat Weaving in Laos

My weft ikat weaving→ Read more

Mar 23

Indian Handwoven and Blockprinted Fabrics Do Talk You into Sewing

When I first touched the new Indian handwoven silk and blockprinted fabrics, I wanted to design something that would frame the beautiful scroll patterns and plaid-like weave of these natural-dyed prints.→ Read more

Mar 17

My Mood Is Indigo

It’s summer and the indigo dye pot is alive and well, being fed by various students at the former Textile Arts Centre in Chicago. I can smell the dye pot—it’s a disagreeable odor, one like no other. Not putrid, nor sweet–somewhere in between, or not. If you’ve dyed with indigo,→ Read more

Mar 09

Boro, The Ragged Beauty

Mar 02

Tajik Spinners’ Goal:Make the Most Beautiful Mohair for the Market

Handspinning mohair→ Read more

Feb 24

Molo Wool Project and the Artisans of Animals

When Gwen and John Meyer take a yearly vacation, they don’t stay close to home. But “home” is what they found in rural areas of Kenya, Africa.  Since 2007, they have been using their skills in fiber crafts and sheep farming, to provide training in spinning, knitting, weaving, and dyeing→ Read more

Feb 15

Rich Textiles Traditions in Chiapas Mexico

Book Cover Featuring Ceremonial Cloth→ Read more

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