Maud is the founder of Behind The Hill, a textile company based in Brooklyn, New York. Behind The Hill creates unique and contemporary pieces for home decor using a variety of heirloom cotton which grows wild in shades of pink, terra-cotta, green, beige, and white in Mexico and Guatemala.
ydni Gause, an interdisciplinary artist and Adjunct Professor in Sculpture at Alfred University.Sydni works with an array of materials that she uses in her sculpture, installation, and fiber-based practice.She uses her work as a means to respond to issues between power structures and gender inequality.
Kristin is a quilter, natural dye grower and artist instructor residing in Oakland, California. She fuses yoga and wellness with her fiber practice and I'm excited to have her on the podcast this week to talk about her experience working in the beautiful natural fiber hub, Northern California.
Heidi is an archivist and practitioner of earth pigments that she extracts from landscapes, mostly in the Western United States. Her pigments can be used for an array of making mediums, such as an art practice or medicinal properties.
Kayla Powers is the creator of Salt Textile Studios. Kayla crafts one-of-a-kind, handwoven textiles for home and lifestyle with the belief that goods can be both beautiful and ethical. Her textiles are woven with local fiber, dyed with natural materials and are made to last. Kayla works on the East side of Detroit, Michigan and draws inspiration from the people and the history of the city.
Mariela Motilla is a Mexican born artist who studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she found herself circling back to her ancestral roots of textile making in Oaxaca Mexico where she now lives and works.
Cosa Buena is a carefully curated, intimate retreat exploring the vibrant culture and traditions of Oaxaca. They offer hands-on ancestral craft workshops as well as the opportunity for attendees to nourish their body, mind and spirit in connection with Zapotec and Mixtec communities and lands.
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