Posts Tagged ‘Handspun’

May 08

The People of the Loom, an Amuzgo Village in Guerrero, Mexico

Talk about a long-awaited day—we were about to see the finest backstrap-loom-woven brocade textiles produced in Mexico. We were also nearing the end of our fiber tour of coastal Oaxaca, traveling a tad into Guerrero and into the region where the Amuzgo people live, to the town of Xochistlahuaca, which→ Read more

Mar 27

Handspinning and Weaving Brown Cotton in Coastal Oaxaca

In Puerto Escondido, we had encountered white cotton growing on vines, snaking its way up the fence, ready for picking and spinning. But upon arriving in Huazolotitlan and meeting the sisters Feliza and Paula, our education on growing,  spinning and weaving of brown cotton (coyuche) ramped up many notches. These→ Read more

Feb 11

Uninvited Guests in Handspun Yarn

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

Oct 21

The Perfect Scarf for a Man – Khadi

KhatKhata khadi scarf–a perfect man’s scarf.→ Read more

Aug 15

Scarf of the Month: Wild Silk Lace from Madagascar

I stood staring at this handwoven, handspun wild silk scarf made by artisans in Madagascar. If anyone was watching me, they probably thought something was wrong with the scarf, or me. But not having time to really figure out what was different about this weaving, I bought a few of these→ 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

May 09

ClothRoads Scarf of the Month: Traveling Blocks in Weaving

What better combination is there than naturally-dyed silk and a simple weaving structure? If you’ve been following my ClothRoads scarf of the month, you’ve probably noticed a trend—I like simple, yet intriguing, hand woven structures. Ones that beg for a closer look to decipher how a weaver uses a traditional→ Read more

Oct 05

Call the Search Off: Guatemalan Organic Handspun Cotton Cloth Found

Handspun organic “cuyuscate” brown cotton→ 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

Sep 29

Peruvian Handspun Alpaca

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