Quest for Fiber

A main theme of my travels is to engage with people who spin, knit, weave, felt, or do anything to create handmade textiles.

Fiber: Chapter 2—Experiences with Alpaca and Acrylic and Títeres

This post is written especially for my fiber-loving friends. As many of you know, my original intention for traveling to Peru was to experience the fiber arts—especially knitting and spinning. Arequipa has been a bit of a disappointment as far as searching for handcrafted knitting and spinning. The two largest commercial mills for alpaca fiber …

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Fiber: Chapter 1–Quechua Weaving

This post is written especially for my fiber-loving friends. As many of you know, my original intention for traveling to Peru was to experience the fiber arts–especially knitting and spinning.  I visited Michell’s mill today where they have a museum, Mundo Alpaca, dedicated to alpaca fiber and the milling process. I will post more about …

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