Hello everybody! Sorry about the short break – I came down with a dreadful cold, had lots of work, then needed to travel to present at a conference, so writing posts just didn’t happen. I suppose I should mention I’m only a few months from finishing my PhD in applied math, so there will occasionally be short posting breaks when I run out of energy 🙂 Don’t worry, I have plenty more ideas! The blog will continue!
Anyway, this conference took me in Santa Fe, land of the colcha embroiderers! In fact, I had an absolutely lovely dinner with the wonderful Julia Gomez (mentioned in previous posts Colcha embroidery, The Garden of Swallows). What fun! It was so nice to meet her! She brought some of her work-in-progress and I brought some of mine, and we had a fantastic chat. You should watch her new video where she talks about colcha embroidery, it’s great:
She also gave me a piece of sabanilla, which is the traditional wool fabric for colcha embroidery. So I need to figure out a design and pick out some wool thread to try it out!