Textile Society of America


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Published in Textile Society of America 2014 Biennial Symposium Proceedings: New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, Los Angeles, California, September 10–14, 2014,


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We´re interested in presenting and transmitting our personal experiences through processes and materials which carry the imprint of peoples and places, which show us the relations between humankind and its environment. Color guides us, the route to follow is discovered through color.

Understanding the geographical and cultural context where the natural dyes come from is our guide and inspiration to interpret the geographical and cultural environment in which the textile work is done.

A vision to enhance a better understanding and appreciation of natural dyes as an element in textiles, its importance as a means to preserve and disseminate cultural values and as a medium of contemporary expression through the explanation of the concept and creative process of our recent exhibition Azul Indigo, a blue journey. New horizons for creation as a result of this experience.