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
Namgay at Druk Siddhi Tours has announced that he will offer a 15% discount on the 2018 Textile Tour of Bhutan.
Total tour costs are reduced from USD $4135 to only USD $3515 per person (twin share/double, land package). Single room supplements remain the same at USD $510
This unique tour is designed to connect you with locals and offer hands on experiences.
This magical journey will wind through fertile valleys and villages, traversing the country to reach the little-visited textile heartland of ‘kushutara’ in Eastern Bhutan. This trip is designed to deepen your experience of this fascinating country with a focus on Bhutanese textiles and interactions with locals. Continue reading →
The 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 →
To 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 →
To avoid having to pick up the required warp threads to create each row of a supplementary weft pattern, Lao-Tai weavers have devised several methods of storing these patterns on their loom. Continue reading →