Posts Tagged ‘Knitting’

Dec 11

Traditional Handknits from Estonia

The start of a blustery winter has descended and the annual unpacking of woolen handknits from my mother’s former toy chest begins. In it I find the traditional, geometric-patterned mittens skillfully made by a knitter in the rural village of Kihnu, Estonia—a gift from Estonia knitting historian and folkloric knitter,→ Read more

Dec 04

Andean Handspinners Are Master Makers

It’s the time of year when the pressure mounts for us makers. We so desire to gift someone with something made by hand that we start knitting or spinning or sewing or “fill-in-the-blanks” right about now. And if the gift is an accessory, there’s time to complete it. Or if→ Read more

Jun 12

Men at Work: Knitting and Weaving in Peru

Chahuaytire man knitting a traditional multicolored alpaca/wool hat.→ Read more

Dec 05

Tinkuy de Tejedores, A Gathering of Weavers, Part III

Today is the last post focused on the Tinkuy de Tejedores (The Gathering of Weavers), which took place just three weeks ago in Cusco, Peru. The event had so much richness—the garb worn by all the visiting weavers (except for us Americans who mostly wore drab clothing but accessorized with→ Read more

Feb 21

Fine Handknitting in the Peruvian Highlands

“Are you sure you want to learn? Do you think you have the patience? People of your age are not interested in traditional things like knitting a chullo (hat).”→ Read more

May 11

Knit a Scarf Using Handspun Peruvian Alpaca

Peruvian elders handspinning→ Read more

Mar 02

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

Handspinning mohair→ Read more

Feb 24

Molo Wool Project and the Artisans of Animals

When Gwen and John Meyer take a yearly vacation, they don’t stay close to home. But “home” is what they found in rural areas of Kenya, Africa.  Since 2007, they have been using their skills in fiber crafts and sheep farming, to provide training in spinning, knitting, weaving, and dyeing→ Read more

Sep 29

Peruvian Handspun Alpaca

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