Hangouts well spent with Sam at her studio in Montreal
Our photographer told us if we said "sex" instead of "cheese" our smiles would turn out better. She was right.
We drove from Denver to Hamilton, Toronto and finally Montreal. It was a long drive full of yellow fields, cows, and windmills. It was sticky, hot and humid in Montreal, perfect for cool evening picnics in the park. I miss the old studio and laughing with old pals.
Our dog looks like a cow so introduced him to some at a truck stop in Nebraska. I miss home, but I gotta say, the rolling hills and neon sunset we met when driving back into Colorado were so incredible. I'm happy to be back in Denver.
" Handcrafted by a women's weaving village in Laos, this is made with locally grown organic cotton and natural dyes.
These bags are made in the Ban Nayang Village, Nambark District Luang Prabang Province, Laos. The women there are from the Laos Lu Tribe and they have been hand weaving for many generations. The remote village just received electricity 2 years ago.
All the materials to create these roomy shopper totes are grown in their village, beginning with the cotton. Cotton is harvested, deseeded and then laid in the sun to dry before being spun into yarn. Leaves from the indigo plant as well as bark from the nearby trees create the natural, organic dyes used for these traditional hook pattern textiles. Setting up the loom can take up to 2 days, and when the women begin to weave, it takes them three days to finish a two meter textile...."
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