A few years ago, I was gifted a precious box of fabrics, collected by a friend over her many years of world travels. Among amazing shibori silks from Japan, ancient garments from the Middle East, and stunning embroidery from Nepal and Central America, were two skirts. When I pulled them from the box, I was immediately mesmerized… the smell of wood smoke still clung to the worn hemp, and deep indigo blue flitted in and out between intricate batik designs, exquisite hand embroidery, and colorful applique…
It was then that I was first introduced to the incredible textiles of the hill tribes of South East Asia.
Now I am excited to have the opportunity to meet and receive guidance from a handful of women who continue to preserve these rich textile traditions. Tomorrow I will be leaving to spend a month in Laos and Vietnam, to continue my study of batik, indigo dyeing, and weaving.
Here’s to the adventure ahead, and to my awesome husband who is coming along for the ride! …And thank you to all of you who are supporting us on our way <3
Please note, my Etsy shop will reopen for spring seed sales on March 7th, 2016. My apologies for any inconvenience!