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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

Feb 03

Golden Buttons: The Vision of Amina Yabis

The many styles of buttons→ Read more

Feb 01

Hmong Batik Indigo Cloth

The smell of hot wax rises from the grass-covered hut every morning. A petite elderly woman, dressed in a traditional sarong, walks slowly down the stone-covered path, the Mekong river her backdrop. She carries a roll of hemp cloth, and once at the hut, she sets up her demonstration area→ Read more

Dec 01

What is Ikat Central Asian Style?

Velvet ikat→ Read more

Nov 30

Dyeing a Woven Shibori Scarf

Woven shibori is the perfect medium to explore natural dyes, resists, and layering of colors. One doesn’t even have to weave on a loom in order to work with this technique if you are using the woven shibori “blanks” that are woven at The Oriole Mill in Hendersonville, NC and→ Read more

Sep 29

Peruvian Handspun Alpaca

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