Month: December 2020

Unruly Edges in Pattu Selvages

I am obsessed with selvages. As a novice weaver, I devote a lot of energy to achieving a consistent edge to my work. Of course, as with so many things in textiles (and life), the more I worry over them, the worse my selvages come out. Case in point: a selvage from my first weaving…

New Video: Pattu

How do shepherds survive in the forests of the Himalayas? With resilience, skill, and handmade woolen cloth. Watch to learn more about the making and use of pattu:

Kullvi Whims in conversation with Living Lightly

Our sister organization, Kullvi Whims, is also participating in the Desi Oon exhibition presented by Living Lightly and hosted by Rangsutra Crafts. They’ve put together a lovely collection of woven shawls and stoles inspired by the traditional pattu wrap dresses worn by women in the region. Nisha sat down for a chat with Shabri Wable…

Video Chat with Living Lightly

In preparation for the upcoming Desi Oon (native/local wool) online exhibition, I sat down for a chat with a couple of the organizers from Living Lightly. We talked about everything from the characteristics of the Gaddi sheep, to the impacts of climate change on herding, to my own personal journeys in the region. OK, not…