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About me

Hiker makes his way while walking

My passion for flowers and plants goes back to my childhood.

 

My grandmothers had gardens where the delicate smells of roses, lilacs, hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips competed with the flavors of cherries, plums, raspberries, currants, and strawberries. They made jams, embroidered nightgowns, knitted jumpers with two or four needles, which ended up being our Christmas gifts.

These aromas and flavors that have remained imprinted in my memory made me and continue to make me immensely happy, as well as the hand-woven garments, which give color and warmth to winters.

About 8 years ago my children became independent. At that time I decided that my passion should become my profession and since then, I dedicate myself to research with flowers, plants, mushrooms, lichens and organic waste from agriculture. I prepare and dye fibers as diverse as raffia, wicker, wood, piñatex, leather or more commun  such as silk, wool, cotton and linen.

In addition of creating my own brand garments, I collaborate with artists and designers who share my same  ethical and ecological values.

My professional career:

2012.

I start to share my creations in a blog that a friend creates for me.

Soon this blog becomes a web page, which growned year after year, including more content and resources.

July, 2014.

I participate in the 'Drink and Fashion' event, which toke place in Bodegas Monje and I falled in love with its vineyards.

Spellbound and intrigued by the vines and the winemaking process, I immerse myself in extensive research that continues today, combining the study of historical natural dyes with much fieldwork and experimentations.

 

June, 2015.

I obtain the Handicraft card of the Cabildo de Tenerife.

Since then, I have been a textile decorator and I participate in different events, such as the Tricontinental Craft Fair, municipal'ones, island or regional others..

I join the emprendemodatenerife collective that merges with Tenerife Moda in 2020

 

November, 2015.

First exhibition at Bodegas Monje.

2016.

I publish my first book, Dyeing Between Vineyards, in which I dump the results of my first research at Bodegas Monje.

Together we registered the Vinotinte brand, a line of garments and accessories dyed with vine leaves and waste from winemaking.

April, 2018.

I start a new stage as a teacher. I teach classes for professionals in the textile sector.

2019, 2020.

I collaborate with the Orotava Science Foundation investigating and reproducing the recipes for natural dyeing with cochineal from María de Bethancourt and Molina.

I teach workshops at CEPA, CEP, Vocational Training Centers and associations contracted by the Orotava Ibero-American Crafts Museum, City Councils and other entities.

As of today, April 22, 2020.

A new stage begins with the circumstances imposed by the COVI19.

A new version of my website, to stay connected with all of you.