Meet mYak: Ethical and sustainable yarns from the Tibetan Plateau
mYak will showcase a display of ethically sourced yarns and woven pieces from the Tibetan Plateau, explaining how the soft undercoat of baby yak and cashmere fiber are hand- collected from Tibetan nomads each spring with the utmost care and no harm to the animals, to continue its journey to small artisanal mills in the foothills of the Italian Alps where the fiber is spun and transformed in soft skeins of yarns for hand-knitting as well as woven in beautiful accessories and throws.
The workshop will educate knitters on the importance of using ethically sourced natural yarns and how their choice can have a direct benefit on local producers and their families. New knitters will learn basic skills with an experienced teacher.
Knitwear designer Michele Wang will join mYak to explain her creative process and to showcase some of her beautiful hand knitted garments.
Participants will be welcomed in a beautiful Tibetan library, a peaceful oasis showcasing the beauty of Tibetan culture in the heart of the West Village.
Tea and pastries will be served.
Organized by mYak and hosted by Trace Foundation
Contact for info & registration: Paola Vanzo firstname.lastname@example.org T. 646 3182475
132 Perry Street 2B
10014 New York, NY
Date: 17 September 2016
Time: 2 – 6 pm