Last week I went to a slideshow about India at Maiwa on Granville Island and left more inspired than I'd been in ages. The Maiwa team had spent six weeks in India earlier this year, traveling through the country and meeting with the master artisans they work with and purchase from.
A true textiles lover, I was engrossed in the process photography of the artists' (incredibly detailed) work and generally craving a trip to go see it for myself. Charlotte's stories about the work the Maiwa Foundation has done to help artisans across the country with their craft were pretty inspirational.
Did I mention that I really want to go back to India? In the meantime, Maiwa's 2011 workshops, lectures and events have been announced and there are a few natural dyeing and knitting workshops that I've marked down. Registration starts June 20 at 10am, so you know where I'll be.
All photos found here on the Maiwa blog.