Friendship Kits

Update:  We now have Friendship Towel kits for Rigid Heddle weaving as well as a Friendship Vest, Friendship Jacket and 4- Shaft Friendship Baby Blanket kit!

Click HERE to order.

As you weave these gorgeous naturally dyed towels, you will not only be creating a set of four all-cotton towels, but you will giving the women of San Rafael, Guatemala a chance of a better life and honoring the skills they have spent a lifetime learning.

Click HERE to learn more about the Natural Dye Project and the dozens of volunteers who helped these women increase their income through their native skills of dyeing, so that they could send their girls and boys to school for a better future.

You’ll delight in the brilliant but earthy natural colors in shades of cochineal, indigo, osage orange, madder and overdye of osage orange with indigo. The natural, undyed 8/2 stripes makes the colors pop!

Easy to warp and weave on any 4-shaft loom with 24″ weaving width and a 10-dent reed using a beautiful 8/2 cotton manufactured in Guatemala.

Kit makes four generous-sized (19″ x 28″) towels woven in huckaback block design.

Featured in Sept/Oct 2014 Handwoven

Featured in Sept/Oct 2014 Handwoven

Hundreds of hours of volunteer time have gone into this kit from the first inception of the Natural Dye Project some five years ago, to the tireless volunteers working in the field, to the designing of the towel instructions, to our blogger, graphic designer, marketer and distributor–all volunteer hours so that the women of San Rafael can envision a better life for their daughters and sons.

Cotton Clouds is selling this kit at cost.

Once you weave a set of towels, you’ll want to share your excitement with other weavers so that they too can become part of this project. Share this page with them and together we can all connect with the women of San Rafael in a way that only fellow weavers can–dyer to loom!

Let’s see how many Friendship Towels with Tintes Naturales we can weave as a community! We’ll be keeping you updated on Cotton Clouds’ Facebook page and through our blog.

Supported by Mayan Hands .

Towel designed by Sarah H. Jackson

 

2 thoughts on “Friendship Kits

  1. Very exciting! Before my training as a Zen priest, I used to own The Golden Fleece in Santa Cruz, California, where I offered fiber arts classes, including natural dyeing and weaving. For the last 6 months, I have been teaching Zen at a retreat center in Mexico, and also knitting and weaving to children in a rural community, where I got inspired by the indigenous work. I will be returning to the US and hope to combine teaching Buddhist Dharma with ancient crafts. Mayan Hands has been a wonderful inspiration, and I will definitely order the weaving kit when I get “home”. Thank you for the opportunity!

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