Why did you choose this craft?
To preserve traditions and learn from them. I never cease to investigate and the more knowledge I acquire, the more I realise this is a cultural process. Thanks to my profession I can express through each of my creations the value of well-made, respecting the time I dedicate and the materials I use.
What inspires you most?
I have a holistic view, art inspires me in all its forms, as well as books, visits to museums and arts and craft collections. My work respects tradition due to the techniques and tools I use, but then I try to innovate. I have been investigating the use of fibres derived from non-edible milk waste.
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What do you love about your profession?
The creative process and searching for different materials. I like to study the past, experiment with shapes, colour combinations and volume. In this craft, you have endless possibilities of making different pieces, using the same threads. I enjoy weaving and the expectation of the final result.
What has been a memorable moment for you?
My collaboration with designer Leandro Cano for his first show at Madrid Fashion Week. Fabric for the coat had to depict a rural Andalucian landscape, and it took me over 100 hours to make, woven almost like a tapestry. It had different hues of mohair wool, resembling the look of fur.