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Rug Exhibition & Sale in Oaxaca, July 27, 1 – 10 p.m.

An exhibition and sale of handwoven, naturally dyed 100% wool rugs made by Frederico Chavez Sosa from Teotitlan del Valle will be held in Oaxaca on Monday, July 27, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Cuarto Privada de la Noria #208, Col. Centro.  There will be many sizes and designs available at a range of affordable prices.  If you are in Oaxaca for Guelaguetza, please stop by!

We are also showing the premiere of the film, “Weaving a Curve” movie which explains the process of creating highest quality rugs using natural dyes, and the weaver’s motivations as seen through the eyes of Federico Chavez Sosa.

If you have questions or need directions, call Eric Chavez Santiago:  951 209 17 31.  If you are calling from a land line in Oaxaca:  044 951 209 17 31

or you can send me an email:  normahawthorne@mac.com

Weaving a Curve-Documentary Film: English Subtitles

I’m happy to announce that we now have the film that Eric and I made last February translated and imbedded with English subtitles.  Hallelujah!  Here’s the URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxgxcMQlQZM

Be sure to see the blog post:  Documentary Filmmaking Workshop: Visual Storytelling for the February 19-16, 2010 workshop. Taking registrations now.

I’m so NOVICE using Final Cut Pro and even with help from the Apple Store, I just couldn’t figure out how to make that pesky little app in the software work for me.  So, I called Erica Rothman, the instructor for our documentary filmmaking workshop, and she came to the rescue today.  Three hours later and now I can say we finally have a completed movie!  I gave Erica one of my Made By Hand Norma Hawthorne necklaces and a 1/2 pint of my homemade goat cheese in gratitude.  So, please enjoy and I’d love to hear your feedback.  Please note the the translation is not “word for word” but contextual!

Our next documentary filmmaking workshop in Teotitlan will start the last week in February 2010.  We have some exciting new ideas to incorporate, and this upcoming workshop will be two days longer so we will have more time to shoot B-roll, edit (and, yes, complete the subtitles, if needed), and have a bit more down time!

Rug Gallery — Hand Woven in Teotitlan del Valle

These beautiful 100% wool, handwoven and naturally dyed rugs are for sale.  Most are woven by master weaver Federico Chavez Sosa and are 4 x 6 feet, and are $700 to $1,100.  I am happy to quote you specific prices if you are interested!