Omar Chavez Santiago is a fifth generation weaver from Teotitlan del Valle who works in natural dyes. His family operates Galeria Fe y Lola in Oaxaca city. I asked my Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) to alert the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City that Omar was coming on March 1, 2018, for his visa interview. Few are successful. Omar received a 10-year visitor visa. He is here and we are excited.
Omar Chavez Santiago explains natural dyes in Oaxaca, Mexico
Wendy Sease, owner of INDIO Durham, will host Omar this weekend for a Mexico Art & Textile Trunk Show. Thank you, Wendy. Please come!
FIRST TRUNK SHOW — INDIO DURHAM
SECOND TRUNK SHOW — ECHOVIEW FIBER MILL, WEAVERVILLE
Thanks to Judi Jetson from Local Cloth and Grace Casey-Gouin from Echoview Fiber Mill, for hosting us in the Asheville area. Please let your NC mountain friends know!
Preparing the cochineal dye bath, Teotitlan del Valle
Getting the most intense red possible! Straining the bugs.
Bamboo bobbins with natural dyed wool, ready to weave