Rugs on Display at Littlestone Designs, Ithaca
Here I'm scraping the cohineal bugs from the cactus pad.

Rugs on Display at Littlestone Designs, Ithaca

If you have a chance to stop by Littlestone Upholstery Designs at 210 W. State St, Ithaca NY (2 blocks from the Commons) my rugs are on display there, in the big window in front. Anne Steinle, the owner of Littlestone, is an extremely…

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Weekend Workshop

March 14,15 and 16, 2014 I will be having a workshop at the nature preserve and ethnobotanical garden, el Charco del Ingenio in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.   In this workshop I will teach how to dye with local materials such as cochineal…

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Natural Dyeing with Indigo

In July of 2013 I will be giving another natural dyeing workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. The focus of this workshop will be dyeing with indigo. More information about the workshop can be found on the post "workshops 2013". First a…

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The date of the workshop has been changed to July. So for any of you who could not attend in February-this is your chance!  We will be processing (fermenting) our own indigo with the traditional method using only plants-then learning how to dye with…

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Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead, celebrated November 1 & 2 in Mexico, was originally celebrated for an entire month. This pre-Colombian festival welcomes back the dead to celebrate with the living each year. The children are welcomed back on November 1st and the adults on…

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Teotitlan del Valle

My village, Teotitlan del Valle is a rural Zapotec village, east of the Central Valley of Oaxaca, and about 30 km from the city of Oaxaca.  It sits in the foothills of the Sierra Norte Mountains. “Teotitlan del Valle” is the name given to…

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Vermont International Festival

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This weekend at Essex Junction, Vermont, Jose's rugs will available for sale.   Vermont International Festival  Nov 30 to DEC 2, 2012 Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15/Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont 

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