“…We do not make handicrafts, we transmit the teaching that we inherited from those who were before us…”.
Sheep's wool and I get it from my shears, is what I pay the most attention to because I take great care of my animals, I generally have them in the open field.
I shear them, I wash the wool several times, I prepare them for spinning, I spin them on a spinning wheel, everything is a very long process. I learned it from my father, he is no longer here, we lived from this, he was born in Susques and he learned from his father, and his father from his and so on until the beginning...
Today I don't have anyone to leave these techniques to, young people don't like it anymore so, out there, I teach someone with the hope of preserving knowledge that has been transmitted from generation to generation.
I make my tapestries and ponchos by myself, on the loom that comes from... I don't even remember anymore because my father used to repair it when he was young, so I'm sure it belonged to my grandfather or even before.
I almost never dye the tapestries, I like them natural, as they are and if I transmit any color on the loom it is because I want to leave something behind, for example, when I am creating if I feel joy you will see a green color, if I am very anxious to finish I am sure that you find some red in the fabric.
They are generally natural, they reflect the nobility of the animal that gave us its wool, in a complete balance, so that we can produce and with that subsist, each loom tapestry, depending on the size, can take 20 days or more.
I live from what I do with my hands and it is nice to think that in some house someone will receive my tapestries and will become part of a home...