Category Archives: Fibers & Fabrics

Alpaca: An Obvious Choice for Pashen Collection

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Alpacas, cousins to the llama, are beautiful, intelligent animals native to the Andean Mountain range of South America, particularly Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. The alpacas, which provide the fiber for Pashen Collection styles, are from Peru. Adult alpacas grow to … Continue reading

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Silk scarves from Thailand

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In my endless hours of research, I came across breath-taking images of silk scarves, looms, and a story about a group of artisans in a village of Isan (North East Thailand). This group of artisans work only with silk, only … Continue reading

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Pieces of pashen from Peru

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Samples have been coming in for the last couple of months, sporadically.  Mostly it’s been samples of fabric, swatches of knits with specific stitches I’ve asked to be developed, and lots and lots of color cards with sample yarn in … Continue reading

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Converting an image or shape into a stitch pattern

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Considering I was born and raised in South Florida’s warm to super hot weather, it may seem a little odd that I am fascinated with knits. Maybe it’s because I couldn’t often wear them growing up, except during vacations or … Continue reading

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Inspiration: family and lace

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Many things inspire me but none more than family.  I have a super old school tight knit family and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I asked my mom for her wedding photos the other day.  I was … Continue reading

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