Sunday, January 21, 2007


Filmed in the High Andean weavers Village of Quenqo,located 45 km outside of Cusco Peru at 4000m ASL.
The spinning of threads, is incorporated into all daily activities of the Andean women. The traditional Andean spinning top hand spindle called a Puscha is used to make threads from the raw wool. The threads are dyed and get a second spinning using two threads intertwined to complete the final working thread.

Music: Pueblo Andino, singing Mujer Hielandera (thread maker women)
Film: Sacred Valley Productions
Camera: Lucho Silva
Edit: Jeff Hall
Web: Renaud Nokin

Saturday, January 13, 2007

YouTube Group

I have a collection of FIBERY THANGS on YouTube now- You Two can now spend an entire afternoon watching videos of FIBERY THANGS. Actually I will save you hours of searching.....knitting felting spinning yikes..lots to see.

If the above doesn’t work....(and the below will allow full screen viewing as well):


Saturday, January 06, 2007

Real Men Knit and Weave

Yes, there are two men in my Machine Knitting Guild too.

And then there’s Michael...

Friday, January 05, 2007

Wool Spinning Factory

Recently I have been perusing YouTube for videos of interest, particularly interesting are those relating to fiber. Many have been imbedded in earlier parts of this blog, as a way for me to get to them again easily and to share them with ya’ll.

This one is really interesting, once you get past the dance-y into segment. The producer of this video did not let it be imbedded - so click to see a neat video of a factory that makes yarn:

Oromoland Video

About Me

Marin County, California, United States
I work for 2 non-profits in Marin County CA (near SF) that serve the Developmentally Delayed. I was introduced to weaving and knitting at a very young age. Over the years I have always had knitting on hand. There was a time where I was severely chastised for being so old fashioned, so it is great to see the upsurge in the home arts now going on! I have expanded into machine knitting; fortunately there is a great Guild nearby that has really been great. Spinning Fibers is a new thrust as well, and felting has creeped in too. If only I had more time...