Posts Tagged ‘Spinning’

Jun 06

The Making of African Kuba and Shoowa Raffia Cloth

Reach out and touch. Isn’t that what we fiber folks do? We see something and our hands immediately reach out for the feel. That’s how I met artisan Emmanuel Kasongo. Well, okay–I met his handwoven raffia cloth first. Let me explain. I was drawn into his show booth by the→ Read more

Feb 14

The Many Hands of Khadi Cloth

 “Khadi is the sun of the village solar system.”-Mahatma Gandhi→ Read more

Oct 05

Call the Search Off: Guatemalan Organic Handspun Cotton Cloth Found

Handspun organic “cuyuscate” brown cotton→ Read more

Aug 23

Hunting Down the Netted Bag in Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas-style netted bags worn in procession in Chamula→ 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

Feb 03

Golden Buttons: The Vision of Amina Yabis

The many styles of buttons→ 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