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Fiber Arts

Rag Rug Weaving Workshop

Meet the Young Men Working to Protect the Dying Art of Weaving

Complete Rag Rug Weaving – From Warping the Loom to Weaving Rugs Clustered around the Arbore church, built in 1502 by Luca Arbore, the village of Arbore is renowned not only for the old...
Carpet Weaving In Romania

Carpet Weaving With Repurposed Yarn

Ms. Maria is sitting on the loom in an open barn in the front yard, enjoying the fresh spring air. It is a small wood barn protected alike from the sun, draughts and rain...
Vladimir Andrei Weaving Workshop in Romania

Meeting Vladimir After 3 Years – The Young Millennial Keeping Alive a Vanishing Profession

Do you remember Andrei  Vladimir, the young millennial loom weaving, spinning and performing heritage textile crafts with a passionate commitment like you rarely find today? Back in 2017, after reading articles about him, we...
Weaver-Manipulated Lace Weaves

Awe-Striking Weaver-Manipulated Lace Weaves Are Incredibly Meticulous

The Romanian blouse: an apparently simple clothing item packed with history and hard work. Not only do the Romanian blouse have a storied past, but they are also making fashion waves in the present....
Weaving Techniques from Bucovina Hand Picking Alesături

Weaving Techniques from Bucovina: Hand Picking Alesături

„In our fast moving world, less and less people have the patience to sit and create something with their hands”, says Floarea Solovăstru, while weaving on her floor loom. She is planning to weave...
Winding a Warp on Warping Mill for Rug Weaving

Winding a Warp on Warping Mill for Wool Rug Weaving

Separated by a fence from the rest of the yard, where Lucia sat sewing peasant blouses, is a garden where she keeps a small flock of chicken. We pass through a sagging wooden gate between the chicken running around the garden,...
Sewing Peasant Blouses in Romania

Sewing Peasant Blouses in Romania Can Take Up To 3 Weeks

Among many other meaningful activities, such as creating complicated weave structures on her loom and collecting Romanian folk art, traditional artisan Lucia Ciocoiu sits sewing peasant blouses in the garden. Within and without, all...
Complicated Weave Structures Lucia Ciocoiu

Complicated Weave Structures With Shed Sticks and Heddle Rods

In the Romanian village of Sâmbăta de Sus, we had a unique occasion to admire Romanian folk art creations made by textile artisan Lucia Ciocoiu. At the age of 71, after a lifetime in...
Romanian Folk Art Village Sâmbăta de Sus Transylvania

Romanian Folk Art in the Village of Sâmbăta de Sus, Transylvania

Varying from region to region, or even from one village to another, you will never discover all the same traditional Romanian costumes when you ramble in the countryside. For instance, the costumes encountered in...
Hand Weaving Traditional Towels With Vibrant Patterns

Weaving Art Thrives in This Village Thanks to Dedicated Artisans

In Romanian Village of Drăguș Textile Weaving Art is a Labor of Love for These Busy Bees Throughout every settlement of Transylvania, whether cities or villages, strong German architectural influences are visible. The structure...
Weaving in the Village of Drăguș Transylvania

Weaving Complex Patterns in Village of Drăguș, Transylvania

With snow covered mountain peaks on the horizon, the village of Drăguș, one of the most beautiful villages in Romania, has a well-known community of skilled craft workers, many more than it’s neighboring villages...
Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses Traditional clothing didn’t go out of style in the region of Bucovina. The resurgence of village social events is fuelling the demand for unique costumes. In...
Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu From Romanian Village Vicovul de Jos

Traditional Weaver Winding Warp for Patterned Bands

Meeting Romanian Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu In The Village of Vicovul de Jos When visiting a Romanian village, it feels like people in the countryside live in a different timezone. Most of the village...
Romanian Traditional Carpets From Oltenia

Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hanging and Kilims from Oltenia

Weave Structure and Design of Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia Beauty and utility are profoundly intertwined within a Romanian homestead. Traditional wall carpets craftsmanship of Romania has prevailed among peasants....
Romanian Folk Embroidery

8 Easy Romanian Folk Embroidery Decorative Stitches

While some embroidery stitches are commonly used everywhere in the world – double feather, chain stitch, combined chain stitch, various types of filling and edging stitches, there are some regionally unique Romanian folk embroidery...
Combing Wool by Hand With Combs

Demonstration of Hand Combing Wool with Antique Combs

19 YO Romanian Traditional Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Demonstrates Combing Wool Wool fibers have been around since ancient times and are making a comeback, as people are becoming aware of problems associated with synthetic products. There are...