Karen Haggis

Karen Haggis

Textile Traditions of Nepal: August 17th 11.30am 2017

In April 2017 six intrepid women from Scotland went to learn about the textile traditions of Nepal. Karen Haggis will talk about felting and wood block printing workshops, fair-trade activity, the exquisite ‘Dhaka’ weavings and the counted thread embroidery of the Atpare Rai women. Described as ‘unique’, ‘unforgettable’. ‘magical’ and ‘one of the best trips ever’; come and hear why! Read more

Karen Haggis and Nepalese Woman weaving textiles

Recent Explorations in Nepalese Textiles – a talk by Karen Haggis: Thursday 22nd October, 6 – 7.30pm 2015

An introduction to the textile traditions of Nepal. Karen will be recounting from personal exploration, the weavers’ lives, further illustrated by use of video footage as well as photos of spinning, weaving and knitting with giant nettle ‘allo’ fibres, cotton ‘Dhaka’ weaving and ‘counted thread’ embroiderery made by the Atpare Rais of Eastern Nepal. Nettle scarves and Susi Dunsmore’s ‘The Nettle in Nepal’ booklet will be available for sale. Read more

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