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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

Sep 28

Pitumarca Spindle Bags

Drive an hour or so south from Cusco, then head left up a steep dirt road with countless switchbacks, and eventually you come to the village of Pitumarca. The weaving center here, Centro de Tejedores Munay Ticlla de Pitumarca, is lively and productive. Young girls sit together learning traditional patterns→ Read more

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