Medicine for the People

I saw this video being shared on Facebook a few days ago and I didn’t watched it until this morning. I’m glad I did, now I want to share it here. I have visited some of those places, a few of them are located in my hometown where I grew up and some are in my list of places that I still need to visit, like Copper Canyon and the Sonora desert. Enjoy.


A knitting prank

I had to share this video about a prank that Tom Hanks played on Julia Roberts. She has mentioned how much she likes to knit, and Tom took the opportunity to put the entire crew to knit before Julia walks into the set. It is so funny to watch that some of them don’t know what to do with the needles. : ) But they had a good laugh.

This and that

Is funny, I have a lot to share and I just don’t know how to start. How about with some pictures of my roses.

I never get enough of them.

And this is how 1,500 yards of hand spun yarn looks like:

This is a custom order for a client in Texas. I finally mailed it yesterday and I’m praying that she would like it as much as I do. The fiber was wonderful to work with. Polwarth has that “je ne se quoi” difficult to describe. It has a softness similar to merino, but seems to be design to withstand tougher wear. Polwarth is a cross of 75 percent Saxon Merino and 25 percent Lincoln. The breed comes from Victoria, Australia and it was developed about 100 years ago.

I have to be very careful when I handle wet warm Polwarth roving, because it tends to felt easily, however, I haven’t done any nuno felting with it. Maybe my next felting project will be with Polwarth.

Finally I would like to share a little video that I made with some still photos of the Tug of War that happens every year in my town. Enjoy it…

The Omo People

Wow! I had to post this video. The human creativity is just endless and amazing.  And what a lovely way of manifesting it. It brings me memories of my travels to the Panama border with Colombia several years ago, in a small gap called the Darien where I visited the Wounnan tribe. The Darien gap is so thick that is literally impossible to cross it over.  I know of several failed expeditions because the place is extremely dangerous;  there are not trails, lots of swamps,  guerrillas, drug traffickers, kidnappers, and not to mention the dangerous snakes among other dangers. Keith and I thought that if we ever got kidnap there, at least we knew that 95% of the kidnapped people usually get released safely! We got there by boat, and as soon as we got to land, we got to be welcomed by beautiful striking people. The first thing to notice is how they paint their bodies. They use the Tagua fruit that produces a black juice that stains, and the indians use them to make elaborated tatoos on their bodies. They also like to use flowers to make headdresses. The children usually have tattoos with lizards, birds and snakes. We got out of the place safe, and the experience was incredible. The jungle was so luscious and wonderful and Keith got to see the bird that he wanted to see.

I’m very inspired by this video. I hope my wool arrives today, because I can’t wait to get back to my dye pots!

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
A wise man does not need advice and a fool won’t take it.