Monday, September 1, 2008

Monday

Gray Monday. Back in Paris now for over a week and getting readjusted to it
all. It's not been as easy as I thought. I am also trying to tone down my recent obsession with the political campaign and reading for hours on the web. So let's talk about my favorite subject of textiles to soothe the soul. Back on myroad trip, we stopped at an amazing weaving and textile cooperative in Northern New Mexico called Tierra Wools. Located in Los Ojos, NM, near Chama and about 2 hours from Taos
, this locally run operation has created jobs and helped maintain local
sheep farming since the early 1980s. Women in the community can train
at the studio--techniques of treating and dyeing the wool and weaving
on a loom. The yarns are all produced using environmentally friendly
methods and the results of their work is amazing. Check out the website
www.handweavers.com




2 comments:

hemant said...

Handmade clothes are always of best quality and using environmentally friendly
methods, results of their work is amazing.

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RachL said...

your trip makes me very nostalgic for New Mexico. I still have a fantasy that one day I will live there again. we just bought some hatch green chiles from our market in brooklyn and roasted them in our toaster oven! Loving your blog Pilar, xoxorachel