Dyeing, Spinning and Weaving Feathers

I wanted to share this wonderful article Karren K. Brito on entwinements

Also check out her blog https://entwinements.wordpress.com/

entwinements

img_2170 Portion of a textile woven by Noé Pinzón with down feathers. Noé was my teacher in backstrap weaving in the spring.

I have returned to Oaxaca just in time for TEXTIM, a conference on Mesoamerican Textiles.  A friend had signed me up for a workshop and conference and we stopped by the museum, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, today to check out the details.  The workshops are all on using feathers.  There was an exhibit  with feathers that we got to look at briefly.  My workshop starts on Wednsday and the conference goes through Sunday.  More to come….

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October Specials

Special – go to my shop and if you buy 3 or more tutorials get a discount by contacting me on Etsy and tell me you saw this post on my Blog.
Buy online and receive instant download! I show how to make your own totes and other items from recycled material. Each tutorial has a section that gives information on how to process recycled materials as well as how to design, layout, cutout, and construct the items.

I recycle feed bags, coffee bags and other materials, process the raw material and reuse it by giving it a new purpose in life such as totes, recycle bins, hampers, rugs and many other utilitarian items.

I have custom made-to-order items listed in my “Etsy Shop,” and that means, you order and then I make it. The pictures in the listings are prior custom orders and shown only for example. I rarely have any “ready made” items for sale because I make everything custom or made to order. Click on picture below to check out details and pricing.

Custom made totes, handbags and other items made from recycled, upcycled materials. Closure at top, sew-on hook and loop closure.

This is a custom made totes to a dog owner who wanted a travel bag for their dog. I also make handbags and other items made from recycled, upcycled materials. Closure at top, sew-on hook and loop closure.

Popular items are the Custom Ordered Recycle Bins

1-Recyclebin

This custom made recycle bin dimensions will be approximately 18″ tall, 14″ wide, 7″ deep. You may vary the sie when ordering. If you want the appliqued lettering other than RECYCLE, please specify other wording, such as GLASS, PLASTIC, CARDBOARD, LAUNDRY, YOUR WORDING, when ordering. Choice of colors of lettering is an option too, please state preference when ordering. Appliqued lettering is made from various colorful materials, such as coffee bags, and feed bags.

The hamper will be double layered and all seams are zigzag stitched. This custom made laundry bin dimensions are approximately 18″ tall, 14″ wide, 12″ deep. Handles are the built in finger tucks on sides of the top band. There is no lid on this hamper. All seams are turn inside the layers so that they are hidden. You may vary size and the wording when ordering.

Growler Totes are to carry your container to be refilled with craft beer or to bring your own brew or wine to a party. The lining helps retain temperature of the beverage longer.

Growler Totes

Growler Totes – This listing is for one 64oz Growler tote that will be similar to the ones shown. I collect and process used grain bags from local breweries.

This listing is for one double 32oz Growler tote that will be similar to the ones shown. I collect and process used grain bags from local breweries.

This listing is for one double 32oz Growler tote that will be similar to the ones shown. I collect and process used grain bags from local breweries.

QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION SETS US APART!
COMPARE AND YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE!

1. All recycled bags are completely processed by either pulling apart the glued seam, or by cutting a new opening along the side of the bag so that the bag can lay open flat for washing.
2. All bags are opened flat and scrubbed with cleaning and disinfecting solutions on both sides of the bag. Some bags require soaking to disinfectant and remove stains, That is done in a large plastic container when the bags are submersed in a disinfecting solution of chlorine water.
3. Washed bags are hung on line to dry, once dry the bags are ready to be cut-out for sewing just as any other material.
4. All totes and other items are constructed with great care for durability as well as aesthetics!

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