The Keiskamma Tapestry

One of my favourite things about embroidery and needlework, in general, is how it can inspire the least of us to do great, albeit humble, things. The Bayeux Tapestry has been admired, copied, re-invented, and used as inspiration by people across the world. The Keiskamma Tapestry is one of these. Created by…

Chiapas Textiles

Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, bordering Guatemala, is a mountainous highland with dense rainforests dotted with Mayan archaeological sites and Spanish colonial towns. It is also home to one of the largest indigenous populations in the country with twelve federally recognised ethnicities. Chiapas is well known for its textiles – vividly coloured…