Navajo Way of Life…Weaving

Join Orenda Tribe and Stockpiler and Watch Weaving the Future, a conversation featuring four contemporary Diné Weavers filmed by Diné filmmaker, Shaun Price. This conversation highlights the authentic voices of these young Diné weavers who are holding and sharing cultural knowledge that has been preserved for generations. You can learn how you can support byContinue reading “Navajo Way of Life…Weaving”

Textiles of Japan

I had the pleasure of sitting in on a lecture and discussion  with collector and independent researcher Thomas Murray of the book Textiles of Japan, published in 2019 with co-author Virginia Soenksen. The book focuses on aboriginal #Ainu in #Hokkaido and Sakhalin in the north, and the brilliantly colored cotton kimonos of #Okinawa to the far southContinue reading “Textiles of Japan”

NY Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival Ends October 18th

Virtual this year but still some great sessions, @nysheepwool goes until tomorrow, Oct 18th. Today at 3pm!“Sustainability in the Crafting Community” with Kathy Hattori, Clara Parkes, Sonya Philip, Katrina Rodabaugh, Adrienne Rodriguez, Hannah Thiessen, and Kristine Vejar. * Saturday, October 17th @ 3:00pmET. https://www.virtual.sheepandwool.com/40yearsOfRhinebeck #sustainability #thisiscraft #fiberart #nysheepandwool

Holding Space: Bridging Fiber Art & Racial Identity

Friday, Oct 9 @ 7pmET Holding Space: Bridging Fiber Art & Racial Identity is a virtual panel presentation that features women artists who use textiles and fiber to construct and explore ideas around racial identity. The panel will explore themes like tradition, adornment, and labor that are interwoven in each artists’ work. The event isContinue reading “Holding Space: Bridging Fiber Art & Racial Identity”

Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live

My first time at Vogue Knitting Live NYC was last weekend…such a great experience! With all the changes in events due to the pandemic, I get hesitant about virtual events that are so based in a human experience – the reason I enjoy my knitting and weaving community. However, the more intimate lectures and workshopsContinue reading “Community + Inspiration @ Vogue Knitting Live”

Learning about Chenille

This is a great article that traces the history of a great yarn and fiber…Chenille. Chenille means caterpillar in English, forever linking the fuzzy insects that one day become either a moth or butterfly with fluffy yarn and fabrics. The French word was known early on in the United States and can be found inContinue reading “Learning about Chenille”

Weaving As Mediation

When I starting back using fiber, it was to learn to knit. The exact way Sarah describes the way her anxiety seemed to go away, I felt they same way with the level of relaxation that knitting offered me. When I started to weave, I didn’t initially feel that it was mediative as all! ItContinue reading “Weaving As Mediation”