The WARP Newsletter

WARP’s quarterly newsletter includes updates, member profiles, and textile stories from around the world. Please join WARP to receive a printed copy of the newsletter by mail.

Back issues

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Spring 2023

  • South Sudanese Refugee Embroidery
  • Internet Sales, Now and Then
  • 2023 Annual Meeting
  • Member Exhibit at Annual Meeting
  • Member Profile: Bonnie Tarses
  • In Search of Wild Silk
  • Annual Textile & Book Auction
  • Hassana Yusuf Honored
  • Gendered Threads Symposium
  • In Memory: Margaret Carlberg, Virginia Davis, Leslie Grace
  • Weaving Communities of CTTC
  • Artisan Grant Applications Due

The Milaya Project, supporting South Sudanese refugees
2022

Winter 2022

  • Discovering Textile Techniques
  • Travel!
  • 2023 Annual Meeting
  • WARP Events Online
  • From the Office
  • Member Profile: Laverne Waddington
  • 2023 Scholarship Recipients
  • From WARP’s Co-Chair
  • WARP’s Impact
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Shop Fair, Buy Local
WARP Member Kai Solon wearing a panel of his huipil, handwoven on a Guatemalan backstrap loom

Fall 2022

  • The Story of Navajo Sheep
  • Supporting Weavers in FSM
  • Member Profile: Cael Chappell
  • WARP’s Redesign!
  • ATRG Update
  • COVID Relief Grant Recipients
  • Giving Tuesday
  • 2021-2022 Annual Report
  • 2022 Annual Budget
  • ABM Scholars Named
  • Travel Opportunities
  • House of Noorie
WARP Board Member Cael Chappell with Kellen Kengazi in Fort Portal, Uganda

Summer 2022

  • Opening the Door to the ‘Stans
  • A Place at the Table
  • 2022 Annual Meeting
  • Business Meeting Highlights
  • Member Profile: Ann Hedlund
  • Diversity, Equality, Inclusion
  • From WARP’s President
  • Regional WARP Gatherings
  • Relief Grants Fundraiser Successful!
  • Business Networking Group
  • FTF Focuses on JEDI
  • Meet WARP’s Board Nominees
Ikat weaving in Uzbekistan, photo courtesy of Rikki Quintana

Spring 2022

  • The Red Dress Project
  • Selecting Artisans for IFAM
  • UGAN Exhibit in Switzerland
  • WARP’s New Executive Director
  • WARP Members Meet at CNCH
  • Save the Date: 2022 Annual Meeting
  • Member Profile: Elena Laswick
  • Oaxaca, Mexico: Navigating Textile Narratives
  • Thanks to Volunteers!
  • WARP Community Leadership Award
  • “Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands”
  • Peacewomen Across the Globe
Jackie Abrams with Bolga basketmakers, photo taken by Ann Schunior
2021

Winter 2021

Hilda Mayta Mescco prepares alpaca fiber for the weaving process
  • Virtual Board Retreat
  • Shipibo-Conibo Artisan
  • Textile Museum Happenings
  • 2022 Meeting will be Virtual
  • Zoom Panels Scheduled
  • From the Office
  • Member Profile: Carol Ventura
  • “Alternative Media” Project
  • WARP Donors
  • R. L. Shep Award
  • Jackie Abrams
  • Can Amazon Support Fair Trade?
  • New Members
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Raffle Results
  • Buy Fair Trade

Fall 2021

Naturally dyed raffia in Rwenzori Mountain region of Uganda
  • Traditional Weaving in Sardinia
  • Baskets of Africa
  • 2021 Annual Meeting
  • Zoom Panels Scheduled
  • From the Office
  • WARP Receives Generous Donation
  • Member Profile: Valarie Lee James
  • From WARP’s President
  • Fair Trade Federation Update
  • WARP Donors
  • Weaving for Peace Exhibit
  • New Members
  • WARP Raffle
  • COVID Grant Beneficiaries
  • Scholarships to Annual Meeting
  • Kakaw Designs

Summer 2021

Marcelina, Otami embroiderer from San Nicholas, Hidalgo
  • Times of COVID in Mexico
  • COVID’s Impact on UGAN
  • 2021 Annual Meeting to be Virtual
  • From the Office
  • Zoom Panels Exceptional!
  • Member Profile: Catherine Joslyn
  • WARP on Social Media
  • From WARP’s President
  • WARP’s 2021 Auction
  • New Members
  • 2021 Annual Budget
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Business Networking Group
  • IFAM Returns to Santa Fe
  • Slate of Officers Presented
  • WARP Donors
  • Hesperian Health Guides

Spring 2021

Doña Lidia Lopez, weaver for Kakaw Designs
  • Kakaw Designs
  • Covid-19 and #kaamnotdaan
  • 2021 Annual Meeting to be Virtual
  • Assistantships Available
  • WARP Membership Information
  • From the Office
  • 2021 Online Auction
  • Member Profile: Betsy Blosser
  • WARP on Social Media
  • From WARP’s President
  • New Members
  • How Are You Faring?
  • WARP Donors
  • WARP Panel Donors
  • Nominating Committee
  • WARP Zoom Panels
  • WARP Business Members Network
  • Publisher of Books
2020

Winter 2020

A member of the Pich family adding finishing touches to wild grass nesting baskets for display on Amano Marketplace
  • Stitching Beirut Back Together
  • Covid-19: An Inflection Point?
  • 2021 Annual Meeting Cancelled
  • Thrums Books Joins Schiffer
  • WARP Membership Information
  • From the Office
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Member Profile: Mary Flad
  • WARP on Social Media
  • From WARP’s President
  • Buy Threads Around the World
  • WARP Auction a Success!
  • Donations Sought for Food
  • Newsletter Deadlines
  • New Members
  • Acadian Brown Cotton
  • Book Review: Second Hand
  • Thanks to Donors
  • Buy Fair Trade
  • Books (and more)

Fall 2020

An UPAVIM Weaver
  • Otomi “Tenangos”
  • UPAVIM in the Time of Covid-19
  • WARP 2021
  • Gloria Davis Assistantships
  • From the Office
  • WARP Survey Results
  • Member Profile: Cathy Stevulak
  • From WARP’s President
  • New Members
  • Book Review: Clothing Poverty
  • Book Review: How to Weave a Navajo Rug
  • 2019-2020 Annual Report
  • Thanks to Donors
  • Costumes to Tell Stories
  • Maintaining Community

Summer 2020

Claudia Muñoz of Weaving for Justice
  • Weaving Justice
  • Moroccan Embroidery
  • Next Year in Montana!
  • Thrums Books – Giving Back
  • From the Office
  • Nominating Committee Report
  • Member Profile: Christine Eber
  • WARP on Social Media
  • From WARP’s President
  • New Members
  • Staying Home & Living Fair Traide
  • New from Thrums Books
  • In Memoria – Michele Whipplinger
  • 2019 Financial Report/ Treasurer’s Report
  • Thanks to Donors
  • Alpaca Spinners in Peru
  • Update: Artisans Beyond Borders

Spring 2020

Abdul Hamid, the one surviving Himroo weaver, returns to his loom after nearly a decade
  • Artisans Beyond Borders
  • Himroo Revival Project
  • WARP 2020: Agenda
  • WARP Membership Information
  • WARP’s Story
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Member Profile: Mari Gray
  • WARP on Social Media
  • From WARP’s President
  • Scholarships for Meeting Available
  • Travel Opportunities
  • WARP 2020: Need to Know
  • Board Nominations Sought
  • Travel Opportunities
  • New Members
  • Assistantships Available
  • Attention Vendors!
  • Live and Silent Auctions
  • Thanks to Donors
  • Limitless Horizons for Ixil Weavers
2019

Winter 2019

  • Woven Air: Luxury Textiles of Bangladesh
  • Argentine Textiles
  • 2020 Annual Meeting
  • WARP Membership Information
  • From the Office
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Member Profile: Kate Colwell
  • WARP on Social Media
  • From WARP’s President
  • Ask Me About WARP!
  • Artisan Textile Resource Guide Updated
  • New Members
  • Early WARP Member Dies
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Thanks to Donors
  • Fair Trade Federation Conference
  • Gifts of Meaning: “Choose Artisan” for Better Future

Fall 2019

  • Mekong River Textiles
  • 2019 Annual Meeting
  • From WARP’s President
  • From the WARP Office
  • Marketplace Vendors
  • Member Profile: Marcia Bellas
  • Social Media Connections
  • Scholarship Student Reflects
  • Apprentices Provide Feedback
  • Textile Techniques: Central Asia: Ikat
  • WARP Annual Report 2018-2019
  • 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes (Draft)
  • WARP 2017-2019 Budgets
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Host a Mayan Hands Sale
  • 2019 IFAM Results
  • Thanks to Donors
  • New from Thrums Books
  • Meeting Photos

Summer 2019

  • Master Weaver Chapuchi Ahiagable
  • Upcycled Baskets in Guatemala
  • Annual Business Meeting Agenda
  • Scholarship, Assistantship Awardees
  • Nominating Committee Report
  • From the WARP Office
  • 2020 Annual Meeting
  • Member Profile: Dorinda Dutcher
  • From WARP’s President
  • Textile Techniques: Polynesia: Tapa (Bark-cloth).
  • WARP Auctions
  • New Members
  • Selvedge World Fair
  • Thanks to Donors
  • Celebrating the Return of Spring
  • Interlacements: Threads and Lives

Spring 2019

Immigrant Yarn Project: Sharing What We Have in Common
  • Jhoole
  • 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda
  • From the WARP Office
  • Scholarships Available
  • Auctions!
  • Member Profile: Hedy Hollyfield
  • From WARP’s President
  • Correction: Sheer Elegance
  • Textile Techniques: India – Dabu Resist-Printing
  • Membership Committee
  • Board Nominations Sought
  • Job Opportunity
  • New Members
  • International Marketplace
  • New WARP Digital Press Kit
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Assistantships Available
  • Thanks to Donors
  • Annual Meeting Registration
  • FTF Conference
2018

2018 Winter 

Colombia’s Craft Sector: A Path to Lasting Peace
  • Path to Peace in Columbia
  • UGAN Craft Cooperative
  • 2019 Annual Meeting
  • From the WARP Office
  • Member Profile: Molly Martin
  • Social Media Connections
  • From WARP’s President
  • Giving Tuesday
  • New Members
  • Textile Techniques: Sweden – Lovikka Mittens
  • Recruiting for Membership
  • When a Woman Rises
  • The Next Generation: Las Tradiciones Vivan
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Indigo, Anil, Xiuquilitl, Pastel
  • Sheer Elegance Documentary

2018 Fall

An Indigo-Adire Workshop with the Man Who Could be King
  • The Man Who Could Be King
  • On the Border with Christine Eber
  • President’s Column
  • WARP’s New Coordinator
  • Membership Information
  • From the Office
  • A Word from Thrums
  • Member Profile: Kelsey Wiskirchen
  • Social Media Connections
  • Scholarship Students Reflect
  • New Members
  • 2018-2019 Newsletter Copy Due
  • Textile Techniques: Italy – Jacquard Looms
  • WARP Annual Update
  • Minutes – 2018 Annual Meeting
  • A Leap of Faith
  • FTF Update
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Meeting Photos

2018 Summer 

The Triple Role of Textiles: Insights from Syrian Refugees
  • Alpaca Clothing in Equador
  • WARP Bulletin Board
  • Member Profile: Barbara Scott
  • Auctions at Annual Meeting
  • Carol Hayman Exhibit
  • New Members
  • Textile Techniques: Jordan – Camel Hair Shawl (and more)
  • From the WARP President
  • 2019 WARP Meeting in DC
  • Marketplace at Annual Meeting
  • WARP Budgets 2017-2018
  • Alice Brown Scholars Named
  • Thrums Books Receive Awards
  • Thanks for Donors
  • Travels
  • Nominating Committee Presents Slate
  • Threads Around the World!!
  • Katya Ya’a Urgent Appeal

2018 Spring 

Threads: Changing Lives Stitch by Stitch, now available on DVD
  • THREADS
  • Reimagining Tradition
  • WARP Meeting Coming Soon
  • Where Networking Happens
  • Wither Goest WARP?
  • Member Profile: Nicole Giacomantonio
  • Auctions!
  • New Members
  • Textile Techniques: Kaitag Embroidery
  • Member Directory Available
  • From the WARP President
  • FTF Conference
  • Tips for Using Google Groups
  • Nominating Committee
  • Marketplace
  • Peruvian Textiles in a Box
  • Alice Brown Scholarships Available
  • Thanks to WARP Donors
  • Post Meeting Tour
2017

Winter 2017

Queen Amina Embroidery, Annual Meeting 2018, Celebrating WARP’s 25th Anniversary
  • Queen Amina Embroidery
  • Dolls to Celebrate Maya Traje
  • 2018 WARP Meeting in Iowa
  • From the Office
  • Member Profile: Joan Ruane
  • Thanks to WARP Donors
  • Textile Techniques: Aran Sweaters
  • New Members
  • From the WARP President
  • WARP on the Web
  • WARP’s 25th Anniversary
  • Letters
  • Is Artisan Work Sustainable
  • Turkish Artisans
  • Around the World with Semester at Sea

Fall 2017 

Women Artisans of Morocco, Welcome New Leaders, Updates, Opportunities
  • Women Artisans of Morocco
  • Thrums Books
  • WARP’s New President
  • From the Office
  • WARP Board Update
  • Member Profile: Lolli Jacobsen
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Update from Fair Trade Federation
  • A Year Well Spent
  • New Members
  • Textile Techniques: Mexico
  • Rebozo Fringes
  • Special Section:
    2016-2017 Annual Update
    2016-2017 Budget Report
    2016-2017 Treasurer’s Report
  • Scholarship Students Reflect
  • Young Members’ Initiative
  • Evolution or Revolution?

Summer 2017 

Chaguar Textiles, Farewells and Nominations, Three Alice Brown Memorial Scholarships Awarded
  • Chaguar Textiles of Wichi
  • My Passion for Hmong Story Cloth
  • Reading List for Oaxaca Travelers
  • 2017 Business Meeting Agenda; Membership Information
  • Farewell as President – Cindy Lair
  • Member Profile: Cheryl Musch
  • Three Receive Alice Brown Memorial Scholarships
  • Textile Techniques: Suzani Embroidery
  • Happy 25th Birthday to WARP
  • Blue (Indigo) Sundays
  • Nominating Committee Presents Slate for Board Members

Spring 2017 

Meeting Details, Strategic Planning, Weaving Traditions
  • Preserving Zapotec Weaving Traditions
  • Njabini Wool Crafters
  • 2017 Meeting Agenda, Special Scholarships Available, Alice Brown Memorial Scholarships
  • Consider a WARP Board Position
  • Member Profile: Susan Schaefer Davis
  • Tours:  Morroco and Bhutan
  • WARP Strategic Plan
  • Textile Techniques: Scotland: Waulking
  • WARP Goes to MAFA
  • Tinkuy 2017 November 8 – 11
  • Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson
  • Chiapan Weavers to WARP
2016

Winter 2016 

Announcing Details for Oaxaca in 2017!
  • Tentmakers of Egypt
  • Aleppo’s Great Bazaar: A Eulogy
  • 2017 Annual Meeting in Oaxaca
  • 2017 Membership Information
  • Member Profile: Sara Lamb
  • Best News You Didn’t Know
  • Textile Techniques: Why India?
  • Birth and Rebirth to be published
  • Taproot video

Fall 2016 

Report on 2016 Annual Meeting

Summer 2016 

2016 Annual Meeting July 8-12 in Santa Fe!!

Spring 2016 

See details for 2016 Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, NM
2015

Winter 2015 

Working With the Traditional Silk Artists of Xam Tai, Laos

Fall 2015

  • Bosnian Folk Textile Traditions in Jeopardy Without the Grandmothers
  • Ruraq Maki: Empowering Women in Prison
  • Save the Date: 2016 WARP Annual Meeting / IFAM in Santa Fe July 8-12
  • Welcome Rita Chapman
  • New Members
  • WARP YouTube Videos
  • Letters: Help Wanted
  • 2015 Alice Brown Scholarship Students
  • Member Profile Columnist Needed
  • Textile Techniques: Estonian Hand Knit Mittens
  • Seeds for Fiber and Food
  • Warp on the Web
  • 2016 Fair Trade Federation Conference
  • Target to Sell GoodWeave Rugs
  • Artisan Textile Resource Guide, 2nd Ed.
  • Celebrate International Batik Day

Summer 2015

  • Katyi ya’a Revives Native Cotton Growing, Spinning, Weaving in Oaxaca
  • Traditional Weavers of Guatemala: Their Stories, Their Lives Debuts
  • 2015 Annual Meeting Summary
  • Membership Information
  • From the Prez
  • WARP Governing Board
  • Artisan Textile Resource Guide, 2nd Ed.
  • Thanks to WARP Donors
  • WARP Media 101
  • 2014 Accomplishments
  • Textile Techniques: Zari Brocade
  • New Members
  • Work named Best of Show
  • Special Section: 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes, Financial Report
  • Guatemalans Reject GMO Seed
  • Annual Meeting Photos

Spring 2015

  • Fifth Generation Weaver in Bhutan Continues Textile Traditions
  • Threads of Life: An Update
  • 2015 Annual Meeting / Presenter Bios / Registration Form
  • WARP Seeks Administrative Coordinator
  • Member Profile: Judi Jetson
  • New Members
  • Connections
  • Thanks to WARP Donors
  • Textile Techniques: Matyo Embroidery
  • Kuba Textiles Exhibition
  • Marketplace!
  • International Folk Art Festival
  • Auctions Promise Treasures, Fun
  • Bhutanese Weaving Classes in US
  • Rituals and Textiles in Peru
2014

Winter 2014

  • The Ngurunit Basket Weavers
  • WomenWeave: An Update
  • Artisan Textile Resource Guide Available Electronically
  • 2015 Annual Meeting in California
  • Rugmark Founder Receives Nobel Peace Prize
  • Member Profile: Susan Strauss
  • Connections: Spinning Competition Builds Bridges
  • Textile Techniques: Kilt Hose
  • Shop Your Values

Fall 2014

  • Tintes Naturales from Guatemala
  • Indian Weaving Traditions Continue
  • Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez Receives Artisan Hero Award
  • Rangsa ni Tonun: North Sumatra Video
  • Member Profile: Susan Weltman
  • Textiles Techniques: Vodou Flags
  • Celebrate Learning to Weave
  • Borucan Weavers Conquer Floor Loom
  • Artisan Resource Guide

Summer 2014

  • Traditional Saudi Arabian Dresses
  • 2014 WARP Annual Meeting: Creating a Connected Textile Community
  • Recycled Huipiles?
  • Scholarship Recipients Reflect
  • Peru –  2D Embroidery
  • 2013 Annual Report

Spring 2014

  • Suzani Embroidery Lives on in Uzbekistan
  • Tinkuy de Tejedores: A Gathering of Weavers
  • WARP’s 2014 Annual Meeting
  • Textile Techniques – Piña Cloth
  • Member Profile: Katie Simmons
  • Women of the World: Textiles and Tradition
2013

Winter 2013

  • The Dobby/Jacquard Hybrid Sari of Bangladesh
  • PUCHKA Peru Weaves a New Pattern
  • Sewing Confidence Presentation at WARP 2013
  • Textile Techniques – Smocking
  • Indian State to Improve Condition of Weavers

Fall 2013

  • Cambodia Community Provides Opportunities
  • Free Access to Plans for Ergonomic Weaving Bench
  • Member Profile: Irene Laughing Cloud Schmoller
  • Noble Journeys
  • Alice Brown Scholarship Recipients Reflect on Annual Meeting
  • Textile Techniques: Miao Textiles, Part 2: Shiny Cloth
  • Special Section: 2011 Annual Report/2012 Annual Meeting

Summer 2013

  • Weft Ikat Weaving Brings Change to Rural District in India
  • Knitting with Imagination in Peru and Kenya
  • Cultural Cloth Promotes Women’s Work
  • Member Profile: Deb Brandon
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Miao Textiles, Part 1

Spring 2013

  • Ikat Dyeing and Weaving in Uzbekistan
  • Sewing Peace in Afghanistan
  • Contribute to the Full Moon Banner
  • Book Review: Textiles: The Art of Mankind, by Mary Schoeser
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Ghana – Adinkra Cloth
  • Louie Garcia and the Pueblo Men’s Cotton and Weaving Project
2012

Winter 2012

  • Trading Textiles for Solar on Taquile Island
  • The Kashmir Shawl Today
  • Artisan Tour to Ayachucho, Peru
  • Folk Art Market Provides Business and Marketing Expertise
  • Shopping with Simplicity – Our Holiday Challenge
  • Textile Techniques – Embroidered Kantha Quilts
  • News from the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco

Fall 2012

  • Costa Rica and Guatemala: An Exchange
  • Weaving as Therapy
  • Why Does It Cost So Much? Part II: Retail Stores
  • Member Profile: Leslie Grace: Bridging Cultures
  • Textile Techniques – Turkey: Felted Mantles
  • Wari Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Bilbert “Bobbo” Ahiagble: 1944-2012
  • Reviving Natural Dye Methods a Worldwide Effort

Summer 2012

  • Reflection and Renewal: Celebrating What We Are
  • WARP Does Morocco
  • Why Does It Cost So Much? Buying There vs. Buying Here
  • Weave a Universal Web of Friendship
  • Member Profile: Teena Jennings
  • Alice Brown Scholarship Recipients Reflect on Annual MeetingTextile Techniques – Turkey: Hats and Dervishes
  • Special Section: 2011 Annual Report/2012 Annual Meeting

Spring 2012

  • Kushu Techniques of Bhutan
  • Weaving Hand
  • 2012 Annual Meeting
  • Project Update: Njabini Wool and Weaving Workshop
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Alice Brown Scholarship Recipients Announced
  • Textile Technique – Faroese Shawls
  • What Does it Mean to be a Fully Committed Fair Trader?
  • Happy Birthday WARP!
  • Sadu Textiles Receive Intangible Heritage of Humanity Designation
2011

Winter 2011

  • WARP’s 2012 Annual Meeting Celebrates 20th Year!.
  • Book Review: Global Girlfriends, by Stacey Edgar
  • Hand to Hand Seeks Input from Membership
  • Morocco in May and, especially for WARP members, in June
  • Member Profile – Eric Mindling: Creating Awareness in Mexico
  • ClothRoads Launches Online Marketplace
  • Textile Technique – Morocco: Berber Rugs, Part II
  • Return of the Corn Mothers Exhibit Travels to Denver
  • Host a Fair Trade After-Christmas Sale
  • 20th Annual WARP Conference, Celebration – Agenda & Registration
  • Women Hold Up Half the Sky Exhibit

Fall 2011

  • Rug Hooking in Guatemala
  • Member Profile – Sarah Saulson: Achieving a Balance
  • WARP’s 20th Anniversary!
  • International Folk Art Market – 2011
  • Next Year in Santa Fe!
  • Textile Technique – Morocco: Berber Rugs
  • Fair Trade in Action
  • Threads of Life Update
  • Textile Museum, George Washington University to Affiliate
  • Travel: Get Hooked on Guatemala

Summer 2011

  • Volunteering in Guatemala: Oxzlajuj B’atz’
  • Annual Meeting: A Confirmation of Core Values
  • The Traveling Textile Sisters
  • From the WARP Office
  • Member Profile – Gloria Miller: Sister of Mercy, Nurse, Weaver
  • Mayan Hands, UPAVIM Provide Opportunity to Raise Money for WARP
  • Book Review: Maguey Journey: Discovering Textiles in Guatemala
  • Textile Technique – India: Leheriya and Mothra
  • Special Section: 2010 Annual Report/2011 Annual Meeting
  • Hand to Hand

Spring 2011

  • Tinkuy de Tejedores
  • Wool Weavers of Western Rajasthan
  • Member Profile – Jackie Abrams: A Teacher in the Truest Sense
  • FTF: Fueling the Engine of Growth
  • Textile Technique – Italy: Assisi Embroidery
  • Hand to Hand: Kenyan Weavers and Basket Makers
  • Hand to Hand: How One Guild Assists Artisans
  • Saganishiki: A Uniquely Japanese Weaving Technique
  • Textiles and Traditions in the Marketplace
2010

Winter 2010

  • Work with Moroccan Weavers
  • Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre
  • Plans for WARP 2011 Annual Meeting Gearing Up
  • Member Profile – Linda Bowden: Army nursing to Saganishiki
  • Rachel Biel, Textile and Fiber Art List
  • FTF: Reconnecting our Communities
  • Textile Technique – British Isles: Ganseys
  • A Bolivian Quechua Weaver’s Comments on TINKUY 2010
  • Shop Fair Trade this Holiday Season

Fall 2010

  • Craftspring Shares Kyrgyz Stories
  • Maguey Textile Traditions Continue in Guatemala
  • Hand to Hand: PAZA
  • Santa Fe International Folk Festival
  • Member Profile: Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez
  • Dream Weavers: Macy’s Sells Fair Trade Baskets from Rwanda
  • Textile Techniques: India – Shisha Embroidery
  • California Guild and Guatemalan Weavers Inspire ‘Hand to Hand’
  • Untangling Threads: Female Artisans in Morocco’s Rug Weaving Industry

Summer 2010

  • Weaving Together Brings Sense of Unity
  • PAZA Revives Traditional Dyeing Techniques
  • ABM Scholar Kelsey Wiskirchen
  • Hand to Hand
  • Member Profile: Judy Allen
  • FTF: Transforming Our Global Community
  • Textile Techniques: Bolivian Jalq’a Weaving

Spring 2010

  • Textile Workshop at Camphill Village
  • Member Profile: Judy Newland
  • Textile Techniques: Paj Ntaub Tib Neeg: H’mong Story Cloth
  • Moroccan Rug Society Reactivated
  • Anyi – Improving Lives and Preserving Culture in Peru’s Highlands
  • Handcrafts Bring Income, Dignity, Hope to Haitian Artisans
  • Sheep is Life Festival
  • History and Use of Natural Dyes in the Americas Tour, Workshop
  • Weaving Cultures of Bali and Timor: Textile Tour
2009

Winter 2009

  • In Search of Mexican Rebozo Traditions
  • Member Profile: Candy Meacham
  • Textile Techniques: Quilting – Worldwide Techniques
  • Textile Trip to Bali
  • Documenting Warp Ikat in India
  • HAND/EYE: a Labor of Love
  • Bench Making Has Begun
  • Thirteen Threads (Oxlajuj B’atz’) Empowers Women
  • Jane Mintz, founder of Maya Traditions

Fall 2009

  • Spinning, Weaving Projects Helps Save Birds in Kenya
  • Save the Date: WARP 2010 April 30-May 2 in AZ
  • WARP Expands Online Networking
  • Member Profile: Cindy Lair
  • Textile Techniques: Indus Valley: Ajrakh
  • Turn Over a New Leaf for Fair Trade
  • How the Recession Affects Artisans
  • Chautari: Bhutanese Women’s Fiber Arts Cooperative in Vermont
  • Hand/Eye Magazine
  • Gathering of Weavers of the Americas
  • Ella Baker, a Woman of Vision and Conscience
  • Project in Philippines Assists T’boli Weavers
  • Help Wanted: How to Develop Sustainable Support for Artisans
  • Chin Weavers Maintaining Textile Traditions in Indianapolis

Summer 2009

  • ArtisanWork.org Provides Resources for Artisans
  • Introducing Judy Allen: WARP’s Administrative Coordinator
  • 2009 Alice Brown Memorial Scholars
  • Member Profile: Kathryn Keegan
  • Textile Techniques: Cook Islands – Tivaivai
  • Special Section: 2008 Annual Report/2009 Annual Meeting
  • Fair Trade Day and FTF Conference
  • Manuela & Esperanza: The Art of Maya Weaving documentary
  • A Good Day to Dye!
  • Multi-talented Kente Cloth Weaver Adapts to Market Demands
  • The Wrap on Ikat, part I

Spring 2009

  • Weaving in Kenya with Floor Looms
  • Marketplace@Annual Meeting: Opportunity to Sell, Recycle
  • Member Profile: Mary Joan Ferrara-Marsland
  • Textile Techniques: Worldwide Backstrap Weaving
  • Advocacy Project Supports Social Justice
  • Sinamay Loom of the Philippines
  • Fair Trade: Efforts Continue to Eliminate Child Labor
  • Río Negro Memorial Textile
  • Textile Study Tours with TSA
  • Peru Field School
  • Navajo Exhibit Planned for CU
  • Seeking Funds to Reprint Artes y Artesanías Mayas
  • Maria Cuc Jiatz Receives Folk Art Apprenticeship Grant
2008

Winter 2008

  • Indigenous Silk Weaving in Madagascar
  • 2009 Annual Meeting Update
  • Textile Techniques: Silk Brocade from Laos
  • RugMark Traveling Photo Exhibit: Faces of Freedom
  • The KamiAmi Women of Pokuase, Ghana
  • Fair Trade: Visit Highlights Fair Trade Difference
  • Field Notes from Peru
  • Guatemala Scholars’ Network Conference at Vanderbilt University
  • Recollections from the Textile Society of America Symposium
  • Traditions Mexico adds Slideshows, Articles to website

Fall 2008

  • Maine Community Supports Nicaraguan Health Clinic
  • WARP at Convergence
  • Endangered Threads Videos Shown in California Museums
  • Member Profile: Alessandra L’Abate Cope
  • Textile Techniques – Polynesia: Featherwork
  • Natural Dyeing in Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico
  • RugMark Annual Report available online
  • Superb Slow Textiles: Taykeo Gallery
  • Fair Trade Institute and Fair Trade Resource Network Collaborate
  • Annual Fair Trade Federation Conference in Austin
  • In Memory of Alice Brown
  • Ancient Peruvian Textiles Workshop
  • Museo Textil Oaxaca

Summer 2008

  • Mayan Hands: Working in Guatemala and in the US
  • Scholarship Recipient Bo Choi
  • Solar Trade on Taquile
  • Member Profile: Louise Todd Cope
  • Textile Techniques – Russia: Valenki
  • Microcredit Summit to be in Bali
  • Understanding the Actors in Fair Trade
  • Aid to Artisan’s Market Readiness Program
  • Special Section: 2007 Annual Report/2008 Annual Meeting

Spring 2008

  • Lubugo: Appreciating the Value of Ugandan Bark Cloth
  • Member Profile: San Juan Weavers Guild: Celebrating Weaving and Spinning
  • Textile Techniques – India: Bandhani
  • Baale, Uganda: the Challenge to do More
  • Teaching Sectional Warping in Guatemala
  • WomenWeave Projects in Bombay
  • Snapshots Along the Mekong: Handwoven Cloth in Thailand and Laos
  • Solar Cooking + Palm Straw Weaving
  • Motifs in Migration
  • Visit to Morocco Offers Rich Experiences
2007

Winter 2007

  • Annual Meeting WARP’s Most Significant Activity
  • Member Profile: Adrienne Sloane: Artist, Traveler, Teacher, Activist
  • Textiles and Technology Partner to Provide Light
  • Textile Techniques: Ghana: Ewe Kente Cloth
  • Weave, Weave, Weave Us Together: An interfaith children’s project in NC
  • Textile Society of America Provides Forum for Information Exchange
  • Endangered Threads Documentary – 100 Years of Maya Weaving
  • RugMark Raffle

Fall 2007

  • WARP Updates Mission, Core Values
  • Member Profile: Robyn Josephs: A Weaver of Fibers, Souls, Words
  • Textile Techniques: Peru-Shipibo Textile Painting
  • Weaving and Dyeing in Daboya, Ghana
  • Museum Textile Exhibits Explore Themes of War, Politics, and Patriotism
  • Traveling in Bhutan
  • International Ethical Fashion Show added to DC Fashion Week Line Up
  • 2008 Pre-Columbian Textile Workshop in Peru

Summer 2007

  • Rwandan Knits Provides Income for Refugee Women
  • Member Profile: Pegi Bevins:Self-Portrait of a Passionate Weaver
  • Textile Techniques: Sashiko-Japanese Quilting
  • Scaling Up: An Update on the Ergonomic Bench
  • Mapula: An Embroidery Project in South Africa
  • The Basket Women of Bolgatanga
  • 2007 Annual Meeting: Fiber Friendships Cross Cultural Boundaries
  • 2006 Annual Report

Spring 2007

  • Hebron Embroidery Project Assists Palestinian Artisans
  • Member Profile: Chris Leith: Teacher, Artist, Networker
  • Textile Techniques: Nalbinding
  • The Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress of Guatemala
  • Ribob Village Silk Weaving Project
  • From the TSA ListServ: Documenting Mexican Textiles
  • A Historic First: The Black Mesa Blanket
  • Weaving Cultures of Bali and Flores: A Textile Tour
  • STITCH Delegation Participants to Learn Effects of Free Trade
2006

Winter 2006

  • Maya Weavers and their Textiles
  • Weaver’s Wheel – Ethical Textiles Promotes Khadi Cloth and Way of Life
  • Member Profile: Vee Pee Purushothaman
  • Peruvian Discontinuous Warp Scaffolding
  • Produce Globally Buy Locally
  • 2007 Annual Meeting Details
  • AfricanCraft.com Provides Opportunities
  • Fair Trade Federation Growing Fast

Fall 2006

  • Selling Yarns: Exploring Australian Indigenous Textile and BusinessThoughts from the 2006 Annual Meeting
  • Member Profile: Marilyn Anderson
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Bhutanese Backstrap WeavingTejido Indigena, El Chile, Nicaragua
  • Travels in Namibia
  • WEAVE: Working to Support Karen Refugees in Thailand
  • Textile Travels – Mali, Morocco, Bali

Summer 2006

  • WARP Connects Textile Designer in Oklahoma with Thai Weavers
  • 2006 Annual Meeting a Rich Mix
  • Member Profile: Sara Goodman
  • Kazakhstan-Syrmak Carpets
  • deYoung Museum
  • Handwoven Baby Blankets Make a Difference
  • Sister Member: Habitat Integrated Pakistan

Spring 2006

  • Annual Meeting Promises Learning, Networking
  • Member Profile: Kathleen Mossman Vitale
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Zimbabwe-Sadza Barik
  • Bullthistle Rag Enterprise
  • Pull-out Update to 2005 WARP Membership Directory
  • Morocco in the Spring
2005

Winter 2005

  • 2005 Indonesian Indigenous Weavers’ Festival
  • Member Profile: Brecia Karlovic-Logan
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Molas
  • Backstrap Weavers in Guatemala Try Out an Ergonomic Seat
  • Tejedoras del telar de cintura prueban una silla ergonomica en Guatemala
  • “Party for a Cause” Benefits Disabled Weavers in Cambodia
  • Ivory Coast Strip Cloth Weavers Give Ikat Workshop in Switzerland
  • Letter from Sara Goodman: A Long Awaited Trip to Bali

Fall 2005

  • Fairloom Partners with Bobbin-Lace Makers
  • Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco Opens New Gallery
  • Weaving Cultural Connections
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Bedouin Weaving
  • Artisans in Peru and Bolivia Invest in Solar Technology
  • Artesanos en Perú y Bolivia Invierten en Tecnología
    Solar

Summer 2005

  • Straw Weavers in Oaxaca Learn Solar Cooking
  • Symbolism of Adinkra Cloth Evolves and Fascinates
  • Master Lao Weaver to Visit
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Finland-Rya Rugs

Spring 2005

  • Traditional Use of Natural Indigo in West Africa
  • Reviving Indigo Use in El Salvador
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Inuit Skin Embroidery
2004

Winter 2004

  • Letters: the Gullah People
  • “Daughters of the Dust” Gives Taste of Gullah Culture
  • Textile Techniques from Around the World: Japanese Fish Printing
  • Traveling to Peru the Fair Trade Way
  • Haoua Cheick Traoré: Businesswoman and Consultant

Fall 2004

  • Silk Moon Textile Arts Gallery Celebrates Art, Education, Culture
  • Working with Artisan Groups in Other Countries Takes Time
  • Textile Techniques Around the World: Swedish Two-End Knitting
  • Teaching and Learning from Weavers and Dyers in Ghana
  • Miriam Leth-Espensen: Weaving and Working for Peace
  • The Changing Textile Traditions of Nigeria
  • Flora MacDonald: Working to Changes Lives in Afghanistan
  • One Bridge, Many Journeys: Chuvashia, Russia!

Summer 2004

  • Louise Meyer:Creating Opportunities,Connecting African Artisans
  • US Department of Commerce Import/Export Resources
  • Textile Techniques Around the World:Huipiles of Guatemala
  • Sister-Member Albertina Lopez de Martin
  • Flora MacDonald:Working to Changes Lives in Afghanistan
  • Afghan Knitting Patterns Now Available
  • In Memory of Amidou Coulibaly (1946-2004)

Spring 2004

  • Tres Manos:Providing Skills for Life
  • Gallery to Feature East Asian Textiles
  • STITCH Women ’s Language School Delegation
  • Textile Techniques Around the World:Double-Ikat Weaving in India
  • Fair Trade in the Media
WARP Member Organization Cotton Clouds proudly offers Mayan Hands products and Tintes Naturales Friendship Towel Kit. Photo: Jodi Ybarra.
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