Combining the beauty of handwoven textiles with the supportive function of buckwheat hulls. Handcrafted from start to finish in the USA.
A collaboration between ComfyComfy and Stitch Buffalo. Each pillow cover is made using a backstrap loom and weaving techniques that have been passed down from one generation to the next.
Stitch Buffalo aims to empower refugee women of Buffalo by providing meaningful work and a fair wage. Like the domino effect, this small but powerful financial independence infuses each woman, her family and in turn, her community. Through the creation of beautiful, handcrafted textiles, she is nurturing her cultural heritage while assuring her self-worth as a woman and a human being.
Each cushion cover was handwoven by Hsar on her back strap loom using soft cotton threads. She uses patterns that have been passed down from one generation to the next.
Watching and practicing is the only way to learn how to weave using a backstrap loom. Weaving is one way for her, and other immigrant weavers, to stay connected with their now fractured families.