Tag: Travel

World of Threads exhibition

Recently, I attended the World of Threads exhibition in Oakville, Ontario. This was a fibre arts exhibition showcasing the works of 115 artists from 16 countries. There were an astounding 426 pieces on display. My friend and I visited one

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Cochineal bugs in natural dyeing

Cochineal bugs in natural dyeing have been used for centuries, in countries such as Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and the Canary Islands. Currently, the largest producer of Cochineal for natural dyeing is Peru. Cochineal coloring agent is obtained from the parasitic

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Visiting Sloth Bears at Indian sanctuary

This past February, I was visiting Sloth Bears at a sanctuary, for my fourth volunteer trip there! Elephants and Sloth Bears are the residents at this sanctuary. Injured animals, of all types or victims of Human-Wildlife conflicts are also rescued.

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Tibetan Panel coat

During my winter trip to Kerala, India, I undertook a challenge from one of my FB groups, which was to make a Tibetan Panel coat. Prior to leaving, I had dyed 3 lengths of up-cycled cotton fabric. I also did

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Block printed textiles in Jaipur

Spending some days viewing (and buying) Block printed and dyed textiles in Jaipur and nearby Sanganer are like days full of sunshine! Many tours in Jaipur, the Pink City are organized specifically for textiles and shopping. A visit to this

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Indigo dyeing in Sanganer India

During my short stay in Jaipur, I contacted another of my FB friends, where I learned about Indigo dyeing in Sanganer India. Brij is a specialist in various textile dye techniques, such as block printing and shibori (tie and dye).

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Back in Jaipur

I’m back in Jaipur and incredible India. Once India touches your soul, she doesn’t let go. On arrival in India, I spent another week of volunteering at Wildlife SOS. A short tour afterwards included visits to Mathura, Agra, Vrindavan and

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Inspiring Gujarat

Now that I’ve been home for a month, inspiring Bhuj is foremost in my mind. I have mentally and emotionally digested the lively memories of my India trip. And I have resumed my routines of working in the studio daily.

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World Elephant Day

Today is World Elephant Day around the world, a day to recognize and celebrate these incredible animals. Many people are aware and rightfully outraged about the grave situation happening with poaching Elephants for their ivory.any people remain uneducated about the

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