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Jun 25

Capturing Peruvian Highlanders’ Village Dress

When the squat woman bent over, my maker’s hands and prying eyes wanted to look at each layer of her underskirt. The delicate lace and sateen-looking fabric poked out from under the top skirt of woven black wool with a simple tapestry border . But under it, every layer was→ Read more

Jun 12

Ikat Maestros: Indonesian Textile Artisans

“I remembered what my father always said: ‘Never leave the land of your great grandfathers, and develop it for a good cause,” Alfonsa Horeng recalls. “That local wisdom was what convinced me to leave my career in the big city of Surabaya and return home to develop Flores”. And developing→ Read more

Jun 01

Seductive Silk Meets Jeweled Stripes

Being on a textile adventure in one of the most desirable weaving spots of the world, there’s simply no time to waste in seeking out handwoven, artisan-made silk scarves and other accessories. I didn’t have far to go from the hotel either, just wandered a bit until I saw the→ Read more

May 24

Wild Silk Creates a Strong Bond

“While one silk thread is strong, many woven together are stronger.” This is a fomba, or proverb, uniting the many people involved in the production of exquisite wild silk, handwoven products from the island nation of Madagascar, located off the coast of Africa.→ Read more

May 11

Knit a Scarf Using Handspun Peruvian Alpaca

Peruvian elders handspinning→ Read more

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

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