Lake Atilán is always beautiful, and always a lovely and relaxing place to visit. But I have even more to look forward to with each visit to this magical lake surrounded by volcanoes… I get to see how our textile designs have come to life! It’s an exciting thing to see the colors and patterns you’ve chosen become real woven pieces. And then it’s only one more step for the textile to become part of the final product – whether boots, bags, or accessories.
This trip, I had the pleasure of seeing Candelaria weave a prototype cotton wrap scarf in her home. She was so sweet, and started cleaning frantically when I asked if I could take photos of her (don’t tell her I said that!). She looks great, and so does her work!
And as always, it was great to see Francisca. She loves our new tote made with the cooperative’s naturally-dyed and handwoven textiles! It’s good to be able to go back with the finished product, for the weavers to see themselves.
Some more photos: