Archive for the ‘Tajikistan’ Category

This cashgora goat has been combed of its down.

Oct 06

A Week Devoted to Handspinning

How are you celebrating Spinning and Weaving Week? This week has been a long-standing tradition in the handspinning and weaving community for decades. When I owned the Weaving Workshop in Chicago some 30 years ago, we celebrated this week with special demonstrations to the general public. After moving to Colorado→ Read more
Mone Jouymany weaves traditional backstrap bead weaving at Ock Pop Tok in Luang Prabang, Laos.

Apr 09

Beyond Armchair Travel: Textile Travel Resource

I grew up reading the seven-volume set of Lands and People, literally armchair traveling. These encyclopedic, visually rich books whetted my travel appetite when young and daydreaming was my only option. After college, my days were filled with fiber-related goodness but owning a retail store didn’t allow for international travel.→ Read more

Jun 27

Handspun Yarn Magic for Tajikistan Women

Last year, I introduced you to Liba Brent and the mohair yarn spinning development project she has been leading in Tajikistan in Central Asia since 2009. Some exciting new developments are underway: spinning cashgora and mohair, as well as producing hand woven blankets from the handspun mohair.→ Read more

Mar 02

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

Handspinning mohair→ Read more

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