WellesleyWeston Magazine


Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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commerce retailing entrepreneurship keeping track startups investments capital business Exploring the World Through Scarves J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer silk scarves that drape gracefully. Luxurious pashmina wool from the underbelly of Tibetan goats. Floral prints fresh from the garden. Jamavar patterns dating back 400 years. Hand-dyed, hand-woven, hand-embroidered, with fringe that is hand-tied. Pam Kubbins could not be more passionate about the beauty and workmanship of the scarves sold by her company, Pam's Pashminas. Stories bubble out of her about craftspeople she has met and how they create their wares. She'll tell you about generation after generation of weavers using ancient looms, the origins of silk and bamboo threads, and where textiles are made with centuries-old techniques and tools. I met with Kubbins recently in the Wellesley home where she and her husband, Paul Criswell, have lived since 1988. Pam and Paul, an attorney, are longtime Town Meeting Members and active in local organizations. They raised their daughter, Rachel, and son, Trevor, in this house, built in 1868, that is decorated with stenciled floors, abundant artwork, and treasured items Pam Kubbins wrapped in a silk Jamavar at the Golden Temple in Punjab, India C O U R T E S Y O F P A M K U B B I N S 140 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8

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