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Rustic Modern Home Weekend in Upstate NY!

Last week, I spent a sisters' weekend with my sister, Julie, in her friends' stylish rustic modern home near Woodstock, NY.  This was the first time in a long (nearly 4 years) while since I've had a day or two, AND evenings without kids!  I sketched, painted, cooked, went to yoga, and took this pics of some Rustic Loom table linens and throw pillows in this stylish rustic modern home. Our linen batik block printed table napkins and placemats    Linen Placemat Indigo Blue Stripe Hand Batik Blockprinted Set of 4 Brown Grey Linen Chevron Tea Towel- Kitchen Towel   And, I can't...

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Bohemian home decor in Brooklyn with great light and texture

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Last week, I had the pleasure of taking a round of lifestyle product photographs for Bohemian home decor at my friend Frid's bohemian home in Brooklyn.  Frid's townhouse in Brooklyn has so many interesting textures and great light streaming in through windows-- I really had a blast, and was exhausted afterwards!  Here are some pics from the day:   I love the rustic and boho textures in the home, the light, and color.  There Rustic Loom ikat table linens and batik table linens, ikat toss pillows, and batik throw pillows fit in nicely in this bohemian decorated home.

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A little bit about the process of batik block printing with a batik artisan in Ghana

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The process of batik block printing is a time intensive one.  A whole lot of love and dedication goes into each of our hand dyed and hand printed batik products:  batik cloth napkins, batik tea towels, batik placemats, batik table runners, batik zipper pouches and clutches, pillows. We are fortunate to work with Mr. Edmunson, a skilled batik artisan in Winneba, Ghana.  Mr. Edmunson has a history of working in textile mills in Ghana where he worked on industrially printed African wax print textiles.  He is now retired from working in the mills (many of which are sadly no longer in existence in Ghana)....

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2017 + Women's Empowerment!

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In celebration of International Women's Day and Rustic Looms commitment to women's empowerment, I'd like to highlight Rupali Madan, the founder of ERA Women.  ERA Women is a women's organization in Mumbai who employs disadvantaged women to sew our wares.  I met Rupali on a craft exploration trip in India- and I am so lucky I did!  Rupali is a mother, sculptor, artist, designer, and multi tasking powerhouse who inspires me, and we share the same passion for women's empowerment.  I am grateful to work with her and her team of women who hand craft our ikat and block printed...

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