I feel you, kid!😴 When I'm not #weaving or designing looms, you'll find me up to my elbows in a bucket of dye or concocting the next color recipe in the studio. This seemed to be the year of the bebe among my crew of friends and fam, so I #shi#shibori a batch of these yummy, airy, totally washable swaddles as welcome-to-the-world gifts. Now I just need an adult-sized one for taking my own naps💤 // There are lots of ways to give a #handmade gift. Send me a message if you'd like to dream something up together💭. • • • #wegathergoods #textilestudio #handdyed #dyersofinstagram #shibori #babyblanket #madebyhands #babygift #swaddleblanket #madeinbrooklyn #naturalfibers #commissiontextiles #handstitched #monogram #personalizedgifts #makersgonnamake #creativeliving
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I've been bopping around the photos that @leahcpell captured during our *very* special week of #textile adventures in Peru with @aul@aulaartesana, and I'm realizing just how grateful I am to have been invited to share in the #weaving traditions of the women of Patacancha, the #naturaldyeing prowess of the women of @pichinkuyarn, and all of the connections that come with an experiential learning opportunity like this. Tomasa (above) was so generous with her knowledge and skill in #backstrapweaving, and I felt so lucky to see her hands in action as we worked together on this #handwoven cloth. @aulaartesana is in the thick of a Kickstarter campaign to expand these offerings and foster a complete learning and retail space in Cusco, Peru. I hope you'll consider supporting this wonderful woman-founded and woman-supporting business (plus, the rewards are 🤯). Find all the inspiring info at http://bit.ly/aulitakickstarter 🧶 • • • #tintesytextiles #aulaartesana #wegathergoods #weaversofinstagram #wanderlust #textiletravels #creativelife
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Lils are the big faves this time of year!! I just finished up this itty bitty #handwoven sample as I prepare to revamp the Lil Loom Kit, just in time for some snuggly weather and serious holiday celebrations. Keep your peepers peeled for a bit of an upgrade on this tiny #weaving treasure💎, or, if you're feeling snappy, grab one from the shop before the current version is long gone! • • • #wegathergoods #wegatherkits #lilloomkit #littlelooms #weaversofinstagram #weavingkit #learntoweave #textilestudio #ontheloom #tapestryweaving #miniature #tinythings #makersgonnamake #diyornaments #creativeliving
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It's a great day to celebrate some of my favorite creative friends and host a GIVEAWAY! I got together with some of the crew from my #tintesytextiles trip to Peru with @aul@aul@aulaartesana to send a haul of handmade happiness to a lucky winner, who will get to dive into this fab group of gifts from Peru, the US, and Ecuador: - A WE GATHER Dye Kit from @weg@wegather - A Patacancha Wall Hanging from @aulaartesana - A Latch Hook Tapestry Kit from @liv@livingfibers - A Maria Market Bag from @mad@madebyminga - Skeins of naturally-dyed baby alpaca yarn from @pic@pichinkuyarn - An adorable llama ceramic mug from @pit@pitchpinepottery HOW TO ENTER: 1. “Like” this post and follow the whole giveaway crew: @aulaartesana, @livingfibers, @madebyminga, @pichinkuyarn, @pitchpinepottery and me, @wegather 2. Tag two passionate maker friends who would love these goodies too! US residents only. Contest ends Sunday 10/27 at 6pm CST and the winner will be announced via Stories. Buena suerte! • • • #wegathergoods #giveaway #madebyhands #aulaartesana #dyekit #dyeingkit #wegatherkits #creativeliving #makersgonnamake
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I sat down at the loom a few weeks ago with virtually no plan, ensconced in my largest sweatshirt and trusty will-absorb-it-all #sashiko bandana, and just let these blank-slate materials move across the #weaving. Not sure what they are or where they'll lead, but finding a lot of goodness in familiar fibers and making things by hand right now. // If a #han#handwoven textile is what tickles your fancy, get in touch and we'll dream up a #commission piece together💭. • • • #wegathergoods #textilestudio #weaversofinstagram #fiberart #commissionweaver #commissiontextiles #handwoven #naturalfibers #yarnstories #texture #neutral #madeinbrooklyn #madeatic #wovenwallhanging #makersgonnamake #creativelife
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I'm wearing my dad's old slippers in the studio today while reflecting on the last 5 or so days and the convergence of so many amazing women through a plethora of #textile connections. I spent last weekend completely off the grid and in the mountains at @campworkroomsocial, a sewing retreat attended by 100 creative and mind-bendingly inspiring gals all gathered thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of @workroomsocial. The weekend included a rope basket-making tutorial courtesy of @shedabbles and fabrics from @fab_scrap 🧺, plus three glorious nights bunking with my all-star camp roomie @brooklynpatternco, who hand-embroidered this camp friends heart💓🧵. And THEN, last night I got to partner with @iwillnotbequiet and the force that is @adrianne_wright to host a clothing swap and a sashiko mending lesson for a group of fellow activists/compassionate women. We talked about how to extend the life of a textile, how to consume responsibly, and we all walked away with something new-to-us and some hot knowledge. 🙏🙏🙏Thank you, Universe Goddesses, for bringing such a bounty of 💙💙💙. // Peep stories for the only pics I took at camp and a little roundup of our swap☺️. • • • #wegathergoods #textilestudio #mad#madebyhands #campworkroomsocial #iwillnotbequiet #embroidery #sustainabletextiles #handstitched #madebyhands #sashiko #sashikoworkshop #textileprocess #makersgonnamake #creativeliving #creativemending
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Color, texture, and following your textile heart rule in my #weaving classes🌈🧶. The next opportunity to dig your creative hands into this meditative skill is this Thursday, 10/24, in the WE GATHER studio for Beginner Weaving. Registration includes the Frame Loom Weaving Kit for you to keep ➕ an evening of scrumptious yarns and new friends💑. Sign up via the link in bio😘. • • • #wegatherworkshops #wegathergoods #weavingworkshop #weaversofinstagram #textilestudio #fiberart #learntoweave #makersgonnamake #creativeliving
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