I came home from Bhutan in October with a few more pieces to add to my collection. The most special to me of these is a kera (belt) woven and worn by my monk friend.Continue reading
Textile Trails’ 2019 tour of Bhutan was scheduled to coincide with three festivals and to give even greater opportunities for immersion and hands-on learning.
As ever, we were warmly welcomed by our Bhutanese hosts across the country.Continue reading
I closed out 2018 sharing the textile & culture of Bhutan with a wonderful group of travellers who joined me on Textile Trail’s tour.
I have some classes & presentations on Bhutanese textiles scheduled for 2019 in Sydney and on the west coast of the US & Canada.
If you are in the area, do come & say hello!
Please contact individual guilds for further details.
19-23 Jan: 3 day workshop and 2-day workshop for Handweavers & Spinners Guild of NSW
4-5 Apr: 2-day workshop for Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild, San Francisco
6 Apr: Lecture-presentation for Loom and Shuttle Weaving Guild, San Francisco
8-10 Apr: 2½-day workshop for Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild
10 Apr: Lecture-presentation for Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild
12 Apr: Lecture-presentation for Diablo Weavers Guild, Walnut Creek
17 Apr: Lecture-presentation for Vancouver Guild of Fibre Art & Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild
18 Apr: ½-day workshop for Vancouver Guild of Fibre Art & Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild
25 Apr: 2 x lecture-demonstrations for Seattle Weavers Guild
26-28 Apr: 3-day workshop for Seattle Weavers Guild
Please enjoy a peek into the 2017 Textile Tour of Bhutan. Continue reading
What a wonderful time to be visiting Bhutan! I love the thrima technique and will be there in December to see this new exhibition. Continue reading
Recently I wrote about the imitation of shibori in embroideries on display in the exhibition China: Through the Lens of John Thomson at the National Textile Museum in Washington, DC (Textiles Imitating Textiles).
A few days ago, I was privileged to view the beautiful textiles submitted for Bhutan’s national textile competition and enjoyed another embroidery that beautifully portrayed textiles.
I loved going back to Bhutan with a decent amount of savings this time, meaning I could buy some of the high quality pieces I had only been able to collect as photos in 2011. Continue reading