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Holiday Gift Guide - We've Got You Covered

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Holiday Shopping Stress Level = Zero || Use our handy gift guide to shop for all the people on your list this holiday season. || No need to stress; we've got you covered!

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Handmade Holidays with Whimsical Feather Company

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My second Handmade Holidays post is with the lovely Michele Leger of Whimsical Feather Company. Located in Massachusetts, Michele creates a wide variety of unique leather-crafted bohemian-style goods, inspired by the great outdoors.

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Handmade Holidays with Weave Tassy Co

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Every year before the holidays, I highlight ten or more of my favorite makers and some of their pieces on Instagram. This year, I am also interviewing the makers themselves to learn about and connect with them on a more personal level.

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Focus on... Kente Cloth

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Kente Cloth is probably one of the most beautifully colorful of all African textiles. In fact, each color has a specific meaning and they are chosen with care and intent by those who weave the cloth. Kente Cloth is native to the Akan ethnic group and the Bonoman empire of South Ghana. It is made of interwoven cloths strips made of silk and cotton. Legend has it that two Akan friends from the town of Bonwire who went hunting, found a spider making its web. They continued to watch for two days, and were so taken with the web that they decided...

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Focus on ... Bogolanfini Mud Cloth

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I didn't recognize my appreciation for textiles until I started travelling. Like most of you reading this, I grew up surrounded by them – pillows under my head, carpets under my feet, and sheets on my bed. When I started travelling as a young adult, it was the textiles and the cultures from where they originate that often drew me to a place. Textiles express the individuality of a place unlike any other handcrafts; they contain messages, codes, and display evidence of traditional practice. Like fine art, no two pieces can ever be exactly alike. Bogolanfini Mud Cloth In this post, I’ll...

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