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      TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES: CELEBRATING NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH

      TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES: CELEBRATING NATIONAL EMBROIDERY MONTH

      February is National Embroidery Month— just one of the many traditional techniques we love so much. We’re celebrating by spending extra time appreciating the beauty of all our handmade and embellished textiles. If you love unique fabrics, patterns, colors, and seeing the individuality of the maker who crafted the products, you’ll love any of our […]

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      Burning Man Prep: Mexicali Festival Essentials

      Burning Man Prep: Mexicali Festival Essentials

      It’s nearly that inimitably electric time of year, when the Black Rock Desert of Nevada is transformed into the psychedelic space camp of wonder and transformation that that is Burning Man!  Burning Man is rocking from August 28 – September 5, 2016, and we can’t wait to see what wild co-creation magic will be wrought at this year’s crazy […]

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      Mexicali News: The Tile Mandala Grows!

      Mexicali News: The Tile Mandala Grows!

      Here’s a quick sneak peek at the tile mandala being created for our new Newcastle store by the ultra-talented Heather Casey. The tile she is using is handpainted mosaic tile we brought back from a trip to Indonesia, and the design is inspired by the many traditional mandalas we’ve seen and loved on our travels!

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      Traditional Techniques: The Art of Henna

      Traditional Techniques: The Art of Henna

      The art of body painting with henna has been practiced for over 5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa, and the Middle East.  Because henna has natural cooling properties, it originally was applied as a paste to soothe overheated hands and feet.  When the stain then faded away, it naturally left patterns on the skin surface.  […]

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