In her quest to understand all aspects of silk, Karen Selk has focused her life’s journey on both the lustrous fibers and the communities that produce it. This 5-part mini-series taps into her decades of experience and enduring love for all things silk.
Season 6, Episode 5: Life lessons are where you find them. Peggy Orenstein found them in her quest to build a sweater from scratch.
This well-known fifth-generation Navajo weaver serves as an ambassador for her culture and traditions, carrying her family’s textile heritage forward.
Creative approaches to the simple act of plying boggled my mind. And I’ve been spinning a long, long time.
Linda Ligon addresses some old wives’ tales that have been making the rounds since she started spinning and weaving.
After decades inventing and innovating spinning and weaving equipment, Jan Louët says that his favorite is the one he hasn't released yet.
Linda Ligon wrote this poem and read it during the Schacht Spindle Company's 50th anniversary celebration in September 2019. We hope you love it as much as we do.