The weaving course was inspired by an Art Exhibition by three Women artists named “I am woman” held on 1 March 2007. Following this Borderline held a “Women & Art Celebration” where samples of the food and drink in the Borderline cookbook were handed out alongside an exhibition of Borderline Art Cards. Borderline also held a traditional Karen-Strap Weaving Demonstration which attendees were invited to participate in.
Following the demonstration Borderline handed out forms to those people interested in learning to weave with natural dye cottons. The weaving Course is conducting by Chimmuwa staff. You can contact Borderline to find out more about your weaving training and details. contact us
Hemp Phroppra is a small group that makes products from the Hemp plant. Established in 1994, they have been perfecting the way to turn the bark of the hemp plant into beautiful garments and fabrics.
Consisting of 8 women and 6 man, the group grows, harvests, retrieves the bark, make thread, dye this thread and eventually turns it into fabric. Their dyes are made from plants and the whole process is mainly done by hand.
Since this year Hemp Phopphra is a member of the Borderline Collective and their products can be seen and bought at our shop.
The group also welcomes visitors and Borderline can help arrange 2 or 3 days trips to their place to see how they grow and process the hemp. Visit Borderline for more information. Contact us
HEAM processing photos