FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Threads of Life Bali (+ Post FEEDBACK FRIDAY Trunk Show!) - Shared screen with speaker view
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Thank you William and Jean!
we just had a bit of a earthquake tremor here in LA San Fernando Valley. Anyone else?
south oc didn't feel in Dana Point.
Wonderful presentation.Thank you.
so great that you are helping endangered plats and endangered culture and traditional arts. Thank you for what you are doing…
I am interested in soga brown and more info on the process. can you recommend any references or info.
Elisa Kessler caporale
About how many people are employed doing the dying, gathering and harvesting
Ah, William! Thanks to you and Jean and your colleagues for this wonderful presentation, for the work you have done over the years, and for your persistence through this very trying COVID year.
I was lucky enough to be at Threads of Life in Jan 2020. The products available for sale were so very beautiful!
thank you Threads of Life for this eye-opening, invaluable sharing of knowledge of your work - thank you for what you’re doing for sustainability and the preservation of the art of the dyers and their lifestyle - so grateful for Feedback Fridays/Botanical Colors/Kathy/Amy and this community.
How are the dyers and weavers trying to get the younger generation to carry on these traditions and get excited about natural dyes?
Good to see you William. Thank you and Jean and Pung for all your work with Threads of Life,
are you planning to do a book on this? I would love to see some of the photos you showed as well as the older women and newer ones.
By google soga brown I found this great website: asiantextilestudies.com about brown dyes that looks very interesting.
Where are the yarns from? Is there an indigenous cotton source?
What is the primary fiber used and where it is grown?
Are there stories or mythologies attached to these patterns? You mentioned that many of them are regional to specific groups.
Are you involving the schools in teaching this craft as part of their curriculum?
Speaking of books, William is pretty funny in his book Little Bit One O'clock...
What are the modifications or adaptations/assimilations on the motifs and products observed by you over the last few decades?
The way of learning sounds interesting in itself!
Perhaps organizing trips for wealthy youth from other places who go to learn and show excitement will encourage local youth...
yes, I have Williams book and have read it.
When I was in Sumba on a textiles tour watching them make indigo dye the local guide said only women made the dye and not men because it made them impotent. IS this true?
Will you be leading more trips to other islands to visit weavers and dyers?
Name of book?
Little Bit One O'clock is the name of the book.
so the Chinese cotton coming into indonesia could be from the Ughar cotton in china?
yes on wool. or it is sold so inexpensively to u.s. market. southern cal fibershed is working with wool.
that sounds a lot like I have seen in a video about some Navaho weaving
In the Netherlands and the Uk the same about wool, it made me work with wool 10 years ago, but now I am focussing on bast like linen.
We MUST support your work! The easiest, most selfishly delightful, way is to buy your beautiful textiles. We can (and should) donate to your Bebali Foundation (YPBB.org). What else can we do to assure that your wonderful and important work survives this pandemic year and thrives into the future?
Again here is the link to the Botanical Colors trunk show! https://www.threadsoflife.com/trunk-show/
feedback_friday at checkout for 10% off :)
Can you send the link for the mailing list please!
I would like info for your organization as well
Thank you, William, for this marvelous talk. Indonesian textiles are so special. The work you are doing is remarkable.
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Selamat Pagi, William and Jean, so nice to see you again. Thank youfor such a wonderful presentation. Looking forward to returning to Bali,Threads of Life, and taking workshops. Your Instagram posts are so informative.
Thank you! Love your work, and the store in Bali is fantastic.
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Thank you so very much for the informative presentation !
Even the Dutch girl thinks it is affordable! and have a look at the mens shirts too!!!
HELLO JEAN AND WILLIAM!! I’M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU. Love, Sara
If you are on Threads of Life site, do note that there is a drop down menu near the top of the window that will convert from IDR to USD or EUR for you.
Thanks Kathy! What I wanted to add :)
jean's blouse matches the textile...would like blouses like that to wear with my selandangs.
Kaye check out this scarf that is that color: https://www.threadsoflife.com/product/crepe-de-chine-scarves-tffsuce001/
I stayed for a week in a village in Flores where Thread of Life was working with. They would put the textiles they made on the bed or higher places (not on the ground) out of respect because they considered the textiles have spirit! So fascinating! 💙
In this book there is a good part about Indonesia and indigo and the mud etc. https://botanicalcolors.com/shop/gifts/journeys-in-natural-dyeing/
Love that story Mini :)
Thanks Marijke! xo
thanks Mini, indeed so lovely!
Similar connotations with the womb observed in use of Indigo in Deccan India.
Oh boy here’s my favorite piece…
We have lost so much ritual, I work on storyteling clothes for myself, so this is so interesting and inspiring!
bapa Korniles of Sumba?
Also, menstruated women would not go inside the room where they keep their indigo vat because they consider the room sacred.
The link to what Jean was just holding up: https://www.threadsoflife.com/product/hinggi-hakanaeng-tt03bltg058/
Thanks Jean & William...I loved the presentation and the show n tell. beautiful textiles.
ow, my….my tannin research will extend again...
was the dep blue weft thread traditional usage or something new. beautiful
pictures of all the info is a book in itself
How will we be able to get the recording of this program?
Really stunning!! I loved the photos and all the interesting information and gems of knowledge. Thank you so much William, Jean, Kathy and Amy.
Hi Melvin, we have the recording link available at the end of the weekend online at botanicalcolors.com.
ow wow, that bag! for your phone and keys!!!
I know. Unreal and unbelievably beautiful!
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Fantastic presentation! Thank you so very much for all you shared in information and pictures.
Would you put more items on the website directly sourced from the weavers? I remember they would put their woven textiles out whenever tourists came and visit. With Covid that caused almost zero number of tourists, I wonder how they could sell their textiles and sustain their families.
so may we use it in other ways? or would that be not respectful?
what is the discount code
what a great way to use what the beginners and less perfect textiles.. you may already do this but ask us to submit how we use the photos so weavers can see and encourage them to keep weaving and connect them to their users.
feedback_friday is the discount code
How do you hang one of the pieces horizontally?
M Deane Bowers
Thank you so much!!
this was very enlightening.
Thanks for a beautiful presentation and all you do to keep these weaving and dyeing traditions alive!!
what age range was the woman who wove the red deep piece
wow, these colors are so deep!
this makes me homesick for Bali & Indonesia.
Thank you for the lovely presentation. Can't wait to receive my order! And thanks for the great work you are doing.
more intriguing story...love that. what was the community name again
what is the piece in your hands
I really loved all the stories and makes me want to studie the whole website and share the stories with my textile friends
Thank you very much.
So beautiful. Thank you all.
Any care advice for our textiles?
Thank you so much
where do i go for the sale?
Thank you so much, lovely presentation!!
Is the bag that you showed us available for sale?
How are the weavers/dyers found over such a large area?
Thank you very much, fascinating stories and soooo want to learn more about the process of dyeing with morinda!! Great!
Discount code is feedback_friday
I hope you and the people are save!
Thank you very much! Wonderful seeing these beautiful textiles and seeing what you're doing there!
Thank you! Wonderful presentation!
From sublime to banal…how long does a package take to arrive in USA?
Thank you … inspiring !!!!
Thank you so much
What an incredible life mission! Thank you so much
makasi Ibu Jean dan Bapa Will. salam ama pak Pung juga. THANK YOU SO MUCH Threads of Life and Botanical Colours!
MATUR SUKSEMA! 🙏🏼
great answer. the cultivation of dye plant in itself is amazing and getting the quality. understanding the culture by Jean & William is critical.
ask people to send photos of their textile use or product use in home or wearing
great explanation by william
that is a story about daughter and mother. same thing happens in other countries in SEA
LOVED this FF!!!!!!