Tales of Guatemalan Worry Dolls

The women who make these Worry Dolls live mostly in the rural areas of Guatemala. This provides them with an important supplement to the income they get from agriculture. Now these dolls are famous in Guatemalan culture and are sold as souvenirs to travellers passing through.

Masks & beyond

I have been following Thread Stories for a few years, and have seen the designer grow
and grow in popularity. This Irish designer has a strong instagram presence, and has
featured in the likes of iD, Colossal magazine and The NY Times. Her masks are surreal,
sea creature-like forms that flow and fall around the head. They are made from yarn with
techniques like crochet, knitting and fringing. Each starts as a crocheted balaclava, which
is layered with thread to make wild 3D shapes.