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Check out this superb Zig Zag quilt pattern by Jean Boyd, using fabrics from iKat Sketch and Ketan! Ketan is available now and iKat Sketch is shipping to your local Quilt Shop in the next few weeks!! .
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Only 3 weeks until our Laos Textiles Tour!! We’re so looking forward to exploring Laos through the lens of its exquisite textile and handcraft heritage. Can you believe this intricate piece was handwoven? More information on this tour (7-16 May) and our 2018-2019 tour program at www.retreatrecreate.com #retreatrecreate #laostextilestour2018 #handwoven #weaving #exploretheworld #travellaos #travelfortextiles #textiletravel #womenstour #womenretreat #textileaddict #textilewanderlust #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #makersgonnamake #exploretheworld #exploretocreate #explore #passionpassport

✨New✨ We’ve got a truly stunning collection of fine silk scarves now online. Handcrafted by two of India’s leading master craftsmen, these beautiful Shibori Itajime scarves are made from 100% habutai silk, are lightweight and super luxurious. These versatile scarves drape beautifully adding style to a tailored jacket, elegance to a dress or a touch of textile heaven to your weekend outfit. Head over to the link in the bio and take a look!

We’re getting ready for tomorrow’s @localmakersmarket in Wanstead. We’re previewing our new Desert Winds collection of throws & cushions AND we’ve got a few surprises for you not available online. So pop come and say hi and take a look at our gorgeous collections.

More stunning jackets from #Kinche's collection. Made from vintage #handstitched #handembroidered #kanthablankets, each jacket is meticulously tailored. Impeccable finishing with attention to details. No repeats and multiples are produced, making this military-style jacket distinctive.
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'What's knot to love?' Simple #thursdaythoughts

Kantha, the oldest form of Indian embroidery practiced by the rural women of West Bengal and Orissa, originates from the Sanskrit word for rags. It was with a patchwork of such rags that the Buddha and his disciples are said to have covered themselves at night. Thus began a craft tradition now approximately 500 years old.
While Kantha-making was not a full-time job, women in almost every rural Bengali household were expert in the craft. Working during their leisure time or during the lazy days of the rainy season, women sometimes took months or even years to finish a Kantha, which required the fabric of at least five sarees. Using dhotis, saris and different fabric lying around the house, women transformed the old into the new. These Bengali rural housewives made use of Kantha embroidery techniques to create quilts for their families, using simple running stitches along the edges.
For centuries, the techniques of the craft were passed down from mother to daughter. Today, they still are, in some circles, though new cotton cloths have replaced traditional materials!
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#sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #ecofashion
#slowfashion #upcycledfashion #recycle #reuse #upcycle
#westbengal #india #madeinindia

Textiles from Kutch. This example showing the extra weft technique which takes time and expertise to produce. #bhujodiweaves #textilewanderlust #ethicalfashion #enviromentalfriendly #artisan #sustainablefashion #homefurnishings #textilesdesign

✨NEW ARRIVALS ✨

This week we’re revealing a new collection of handcrafted luxury designed to add a touch of global chic to your home. We’re working with a not-for-profit organisation that provides employment for the desert weavers in the Great Thar Desert of Western Rajasthan. Our partner works with vulnerable groups affected by gender and social inequality, providing sustainable and dignified employment.
Keep your eyes peeled for the great reveal!

Bookings for this one close soon. Hurry hurry! ❤️✈️✂️ Edit: another person signed up to this just after I posted. Get in quick people! 😘
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If you found yourself nodding ‘yes’, then do check our website and view our 2018 and 2019 dates and destinations. Laos, Vietnam, Japan, India, Morocco, Bali & Flores and Thailand. Request more info, register your interest for a particular tour or join our mailing list. We’d love you to join us! #retreatrecreate #sustainabletourism #responsibletravel #textiles #textiletours #textiletravel #travelfortextiles #textilewanderlust #ihavethisthingwithtextiles #passionpassport #workshops #traditionaltextiles #handcraftworkshop #handcraft #culturalheritage

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