Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Fine Foot Peddle Woven Marino Wool Shawls.
To keep you wrapped up warm this Winter, Large, Snug, Ethical also very hard to find in the rainy season were i have been this week as the sheep are too wet to shear until the rainy season finishes.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Juan's Birthday

It was Juan's 8th Birthday last week, i was fortunate to be there to share the festivities with the family, we bought a huge box of assorted biscuits and had hot chocolate as well, you can see we had fun hanging in the local square.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


My favourite Guatemalan, a very very old woman, i think about at home sometimes and wonder if she will still be out selling on the streets as she has done for years and years, thankfully i bumped into her the other day and had a moment to say hello!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


ROBBERS;: So if there was someone in your town robbing everyone would you as a community band together and take action? This is what we faced on Sunday as we travelled thru Guatemala, a road block in a Town as the whole town shamed the Robber and burnt his house down, an Eye for an Eye, tonight i heard of other atrocities as the public take action. Unable to find a way to stop thinking if this direct action is the solution i throw it open to you!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Foot Pedal Loomed,
100% Wool Shawls to keep out the cold, very hard to find at this time of the year in Mexico as it rains a lot and the Sheep are too wet to shear, the production of these wares is more common in Nov, Dec, Jan when Winter is in full swing in Mexico and drier.
Thanks to a nudge from a valuable client i have some stock to bring back for August delivery. Can you stay warm till then??

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Making Paper Flowers

How many of us are conscious of were our purchases come from and who has made them?
Today i have been visiting the Paper Flower makers and their families.

I had one of those uncomfortable moments wen you can see there is something wrong with someone but your not sure if you can say "OH! YOU HAVE BLUE PAINT ALL OVER YOUR MOUTH!!" Negotiating the situation with as much decorum as possible i got to the bottom of it very quickly.......Sara had been wetting her finger on the tinted edge of the paper to roll the edges and as she did she was looking like a school kid that had dipped his finger in the ink pot!
We all had a big laugh and it reminded me how special these makers are!  This family and their neighbours are all selling a Chinese mass produced Flower, they are keeping up with progress and the need for quick cheap solutions and customer demand, but the busy stall holders are the ones i visited with huge orders for Hand Made Paper Flowers as they have done for decades sending them all over the globe to appreciative customers who understand the value of a Hand Made product and truly value their beauty and craftsmanship. Thankfully there are a couple of younger makers who hopefully will carry on the traditions when the elders retire and not give into PROGRESS.
See our beautiful collection at http://lasninastextiles.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=36&page=2