Friday, September 23, 2011

Living Textiles of Mexico


Sheri Brautigam has just delivered the second lecture of the Maiwa Textile Symposium. Living Textiles of Mexico was a journey through Oaxaca and Chiapas visiting communities and textiles of indigenous Mexico. The lecture served to whet everyone's appetite for The Weaver's House: An Exhibition of Mexican Textiles which takes place this Saturday (September 24 - opening event at 7:30).



Left, a display of Arte de Mexico (bi-lingual publications) featuring Robozos and work of the Mazahua beside some of the machine-embroidered textiles from Zinacantan in Chiapas. Right, Maiwa Staff, Jen Larisey sets up one of the mannequin for the evening. 



Left, a generous spread included some of the best empanadas we've ever tasted. Right, Maiwa staff, Loraie Taylor introduced Sheri with a story of how they met in Oaxaca. Some people wonder if they should take their laptop when they travel - Loraie took her sewing machine.

On deck for our next lecture is Alison Ellen with Yarns and Lines: New Directions in Hand Knitting. Some tickets are still available.

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