I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.
A Week in Panajachel, Guatemala
Another great week in Panajachel, Guatemala. As usual I stayed at the wonderful Posado de las Volcanes. One morning I came out to what I thought was a woman's voice saying "Hola" (hello) and it turned out to be this beautiful parrot!
Lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant. I have to be occasionally good to make up for all the pancakes and cheesecake I eat here, as well as banana splits.
The second day I took the trip across the Lake to Santiago Atitlan.
While the lake looks peaceful here the wind came up and it was a really really bumpy ride in a small boat.
Guatemalan Rule #14. Don't cross the lake when its windy and wavy.
Guatemalan Rule #15. If you ignore Rule 14, don't try it with an open soda can.
My favorite huipils are made in this village, almost all containing bird motifs. I also purchase many of my beads from the women in this village who make the jewelry.
A family friend named Bob. My son in law used to sponsor him in school. He is now 26 and married with two children. His wife now makes beaded jewelry.
I bought this one. Its machine embroidered but absolutely beautifully done. The work is done on a treadle machine.
Part of the weekday market in Santiago Atitlan.
Labels: Guatemala, Panajachel, Santiago Atitlan