Posts Tagged ‘backstrap weaving’

Apr 30

One Strong Woman Heads Weaving Coop in Guatemala

Drive northwest from Cobán in the Altaverapaz region of Guatemala, up impossibly steep and winding roads, through stands of coffee and banana trees and lush semi-tropical foliage. Pass the agricultural cooperative community of Samac, and keep going up. Eventually you come to a wide spot in the road with a→ Read more

Mar 20

Meet the Makers of the Traditional Oaxacan Hand Spindle

Antonio and Maria, Oaxacan hand spindle makers.→ Read more

Feb 11

Uninvited Guests in Handspun Yarn

Traveling companion and handspinner Pat Wagner Thompson with her stash of handspuns.→ Read more

Jul 11

Sheer White with Indigo Brocade from Guatemala

There are scarves and then there are scarves  My pick for the “scarf of the month” almost wrapped itself around my neck and grabbed me—it’s woven on a backstrap loom in Guatemala. Trust me, this is not a bright, colorful grabber you’re familiar with, but it is traditional all the same.→ Read more

Oct 05

Call the Search Off: Guatemalan Organic Handspun Cotton Cloth Found

Handspun organic “cuyuscate” brown cotton→ Read more

May 03

Capturing the Past in Cusco, Peru

Nilda Callañaupa→ Read more