What is Alpaca Fiber?

Not that long ago, I honestly didn’t know anything about baby alpaca fiber, nor did I know what the big fuss was about these little funky animals that look like mini llamas in sheep’s clothing.  So, it stands to reason there are a few of you out there who are new to alpaca fiber and […]

If Walls Could Talk, This Is What They’d Ask For

If the walls in my house could talk, they’d probably ask for a decorator. Pronto. I freely admit to decorating my own home…and to that being a constantly changing project with a steep learning curve. I like to think of it as an organic process – that the house is an entity that reflects my […]

Object Mythology Travel Stories: Visiting Taquile Island & Traditional Peruvian Textile

One of the main highlights from our recent to Peru was our visit to Taquile Island.  Located approximately 45 kms from Puno and only accessible by motorboat we were mesmerized by the local people and learned a lot about their culture and way of life. We arrive by motorboat onto the island and trek a […]

Object Mythology Travel Stories: Uros – The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

During our recent trip to the city of Puno, we took a day trip to Uros Islands to learn more about the Uros tribe – which dates back to pre-Incan culture.  The Uros live on islands made of tortora reeds and rely on tourism and local resources to survive.  Speaking primarily Aymara, although a few […]

Object Mythology Travel Stories: Condors in the Colca Canyon

Object Mythology Travel Stories:  Condors in the Colca Canyon

One of the main highlights from our recent trip to Peru was our adventure to Cruz del Condor in the Colca Canyon to see the Andean Condor.  Located about three hours from Arequipa, Colca Canyon is approximately 4,160 meters high (13,000 feet above sea level) and was once considered the deepest canyon in the world. […]