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Industry Fashion
Occupation Textile & Natural Dye Explorer
Location Tempe, Arizona, United States
Introduction Dominique and I became involved with natural fibers about 5 years ago during one of our stays in India. At first disappointed with the quality of products we found in the markets we decided to track them back to their sources and it is there in the remote villages and valleys of the subcontinent, and the back alleys of its towns that we discovered the beauty of natural materials and the wealth of traditional techniques. Today we spend our time between our spinning and weaving studio in Himachal Pradesh and our home in Arizona, where our son Alex handles customer relations and shipping. Presently most of our energy is focused on hand-spinning, yarn design, exploration and experimentation with natural dyes, study, incorporation and transformation of tribal and traditional styles, techniques and patterns with the intention of their graceful continuation and transformation into a vibrant future, with the further and final hope of bringing them into the hands of lovers of beauty, quality and purity worldwide.
Interests Exploration of Textiles & Styles, Fibers, Natural Dyeing, Tribal Art & Customs, History, Spiritual Movements & Practices, Movies
Favorite Movies Black Swan, Pan's Labyrinth, Adaptation, A Serious Man, Trzy Kolory, The Mission, Fitzcaraldo, Dreams, Spring Summer Fall Winter...and Spring, Ran, Kagemusha, Dersu Uzala, The Last Samurai, Apocalypto, The Fall, The Go-Between, Dead Again, Arizona Dream, Dead Man, Earth, Water
Favorite Music Leonard Cohen, Phillip Glass, Wagner, Beethoven, Bright Eyes, My Chemical Romance, Chopin, Vivaldi, Van Morrison, Tanita Tikaram, Johnette Napolitano, Suzanne Vega, Chris Rea, Get-Up Kids
Favorite Books Snow, The Quitet American, Edge of Darkness, The Argumentative Indian, The Black Book, The Story of My Assassins, The White Tiger, My Name is Red, The Idiot, The Gambler, Brothers K.