Traditional Textiles – Philippines

Backstrap weaving is a common technique used by indigenous tribes. It was especially handy if the tribe was nomadic as it requires only a few wooden sticks, a place to sit and anĀ  anchor. The tribes of Northern Luzon in the Philippines used this technique for their clothes and ‘homewares’ This was one of a…

Backpacking in 1984

In 1984, inspired by some adventurous friends, motivated by the thought of a year of who knows what, bolstered by a bit of ignorance and stupidity I took off to Asia, backpacking… alone. Textiles had always been my interest and through that I found a fabulous purpose and direction for my travel. I had planned…