Monday, 9 December 2013
Meetings With Remarkable Women * Jennifer Gaudet from Montreal * Saving Traditional Silk Weaving in Turkey
There are only three families left in Turkey that know how to do the looping technique, one of which Jennifer met just by pure accident. They were just two weeks away from shutting their workshop, selling the looms and getting 'real' jobs. Just six short months after this serendipitous meeting, Jennifer financed another loom for them and they've been busy producing designer towels for her shop ever since. Jennifer came to realise that the slower you make something, the longer it lasts.
Jennifer says, It's my goal to find at least one more loom before the end of the year. This will really make a difference in the amount of down-time needed to re-thread the looms for different-sized towels. We're just at the beginning. I can hardly wait to see where we're at in another five years! For more details of Jennifer Gaudet's shop click here.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 19:17