Barbara Cabral received her MA from the U of Akron researching the use of madder in Ohio coverlets. She lectures on textile topics including Natural Dyes, Estonian knitting, Working with Lotus Fiber, Khmer Hol, Brocade Weaving in Thailand and Pictorial needle felting. Her diverse work has been exhibited in OH since the early 80's and more recently in Fl. In 2020 she received 1st place in the HGA fashion show “Seasons of the Smokies” for a woven and needle felted cloak. Raising silkworms since 2013 led her to visit Thailand and Cambodia visiting many textile venues, meeting with weavers, dyers, golden silkworm farmers and conservators. She continues to visit Cambodia to study Khmer Hol (Ikat) and is now available for lectures and workshops on Khmer weaving.