Stories of Hope – The Indigo Project

Thank you for your support of Stories of Hope – Oaxaca

2010 was a very good year for Stories of Hope!

The workshop in Mexico was successful – the weavers are now utilizing the techniques taught in the workshop to create fresh new products for the marketplace that are selling well. Stories of Hope – Oaxaca, Weavers of Southern Mexico was just published. And I have been invited back to the Museo Textil de Oaxaca to teach in the fall.

In Jan. 2011, Stories of Hope was able to give out a scholarship for Creativity & Experimentation and an interest free micro-loan, I look forward to repeating this in 2012.

I have just started a new Kickstarter campaign, Stories of Hope – The Indigo Project and hope that I can count on your support again this year.

Here is the link to the project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1038948236/stories-of-hope-the-indigo-project

The Indigo Project

Or if you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation or your company has matching grants then Fractured Atlas (the fiscal sponsor for Stories of Hope) is the way to go.

https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/contribute/donate/2928

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More info on José’s tapestry!

I have more info on Jose’s newest tapestry.
The dimensions are : 42cm x 42cm (approx. 17″ X 17″)
It’s been dyed with huizache (black), zacatlaxcalli (yellow), cochineal (red) and indigo (blue) combined.
The title is “4 tiempos en el aire” (4 Tempos in the Air), it was woven on a treadle loom with a sett of 16 threads per inch.
The price is 20,000 pesos (approx $1,730.00 USD + shipping)
90% of the sale price will go to Jose and 10% goes to my charity project Stories of Hope as seed money towards another scholarship.
It will be on display at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca for the month of June!
If you are interested in purchasing this beautiful piece please contact me linda@theyarntree.com

José’s woven piece is finished!

José Mendoza is the recipient of the 2011 Scholarship for Creativity & Experimentation from Stories of Hope. Between January and May José was to work on one piece that would be for display and for sale. He has completed the tapestry and has decided to have it framed in a shadow box as it is not very large (approx. 24″X24″).  José told me he has incorporated all the techniques he has learned from his learning to weave as a child up to his experiences today. The very fine yarns he worked with are all dyed with natural dyes. This tapestry will be on display at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca for the month of June. The tapestry is for sale and he will let me know what the price will be.  When the tapestry sells  José will keep 90% of the sale price with 10% going back to Stories of Hope as seed money towards the 2012 scholarship. If you are interested in purchasing José’s tapestry please e-mail me at linda@theyarntree.com

Tapestry by José Mendoza

I am so proud of José and his beautiful work!