2020 Textile Tour of Bhutan

It is with great regret that I announce the cancellation of this tour due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. I will release the 2021 tour soon and continue to watch the unfolding situation closely.
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Textile Tour of Bhutan 2019: some of our experiences

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.

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Kushutara presentations & workshops in Sydney and west coast USA & Canada 2019

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

 

New Thrima Exhibition at RTA in Thimphu, Bhutan

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

Textile Tour of Bhutan March 2016: (some of) what we got up to!

IMG_1121The Textile Traditions of Bhutan tour 2016 has come to an end in Bhutan, but the memories and insights continue to be processed as guests return home. I am hearing from some that they are now reluctant to wash textiles purchased from nomads as their smell of wood smoke evokes Bhutan so strongly. Here is a little of what we got up to… Continue reading

Laos: Making a new pattern heddle

IMG_5592 PMTo create a new pattern heddle storage system, the weaver begins with her loom warped with the warp threads passing through a pair of fixed heddles for the ground weave, and then behind that, each warp end passing through it’s own long vertical string heddle. Continue reading