Hand spinning sheep & alpaca fibers is an art. The wool rises and falls rises and falls, it rotates at speed as it winds itself around the spindle. Doing so requires a lot of skill and experience. It is an artisan process with techniques inherited from generation to generation, through instruments such as the distaff and the spindle ... "High Andean weavers spin while they are talking, caring for their flock or walking. It is part of their daily routine."
The animal fibers are dyed with natural dyes. Cochineal, roots, stems or flowers are used to achieve an infinite range of colors, from the most vibrant to more subdued tones, such as pastels. "They work as a team during the process ... and they do everything, absolutely everything, enjoying it, with dedication and patience. There is no doubt that they are masters in every way; they transmit their wisdom to us from what they do to how they do it.
Co-creating is dreaming as a team!
Our creative process is through co-creation. We work in a tream with our High Andean weavers and local artisans to achieve unique pieces.
Four sticks are staked into the ground to begin their journey towards assembling the weaving, using the technique taught to them by their grandmother and mother. After choosing their yarns, they combine and develop the design that they feel through a system of two intertwined threads… “and in its framework, with infinite patience, those thousands of years of abstraction that are part of their genetics and conscience ”.