Since our first visit to Taquile in 1986, we have acquired a strong collection of the fine quality weavings and knitted goods from Taquile Island. Most of these items were traded for solar panels and related accessories. Now that panels can be purchased within the country of Peru, we bring highly efficient LED lights, which save on battery wear and tear as well as simply giving a lot more light for the same power. These, and other energy accessories, we also trade for textiles.
We are now preparing for a 2015 trip between the middle of January and the March Equinox. Follow this blog for stories from Peru whenever I come to the city and get on a computer.
How can you get textiles for myself or gifts?
You could travel to Peru. We are always happy to advise you about how to avoid expensive tours and stay with a family in our community on Taquile Island, where you will be housed and welcomed as a guest at reasonable rates (see our blog entry about How to Visit Taquile Island).
Much easier is to come to the fairs where we have them on display. For the 2014 holiday season, we will show them on November 1, between 8am and 3pm at the Holy Family School at 786 26 1/2 Rd, just north of interstate 70 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Our booth will be located between the two buildings, outside. Weather promises to be good if a little windy-- just the right weather to try on the exquisite knitted wool hats! We will bring a small sampling of our pottery to this show.
We have two more shows for the Holidays: The Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 and 29, we will be showing all pottery near Denver at the beautiful Arvada Center on Wadsworth.
Then we return to the Western Slope for our final show: We will have textiles again, as well as a large selection of our pottery at the Paonia Holiday Art Fair at the Blue Sage in Paonia on December 5-6, 2014, from 3pm to 8pm on Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday.
We added one more,
The Annual Snowflake Bazaar in Delta, Colorado
December 13th, 9am-4pm
Located at the Center for Spiritual Living
658 Howard St. (next to the old Cleland Park) in Delta, Colorado