Native American groups have inhabited the territory of New Mexico for thousands of years, many centuries before Europeans reached the Americas. Reminders of their ancient presence are throughout our state.
Mothers and grandmothers like Maria Pop, from Cornești, spinning raw wool at home, devote hundreds of hours a year to making traditional embroidered clothes for their families. Photograph by Rena Effendi, National Geographic
I have many thousands of images on my computer of all things fiberish, and from time to time as I'm browsing through them something will emerge as a common theme, feature, or phenomenon. I present to you one such: Romanian.
Queen Victoria at the Spinning Wheel The Queen encouraged all women to learn handcrafts to help support their families, which lead to a resurgence in lace-making, local knitting styles, and embroidery as well as spinning.