One of the first contacts we made in Mexico was with a weaver from Bernal, a very idyllic town in the state of Querétaro where there are a lot of crafts shops. We met him in his own shop where he was weaving on his self-built loom and we were immediately impressed with the quality of his work. In turn, we showed him some of ours and he liked it, so we made an appointment to come back for a weaving experiment.
When we went back we brought handspun plastic yarns in different colors and thicknesses, so he could try out different things and assess the quality of the yarns. With fascination (and very, very big smiles) Raquel and I watched as he worked on his loom and a beautiful textile started to form. After about an hour of weaving, it was ready to be cut loose, and we are very pleased with the result. It is so wonderful to see that something small that you start, begins growing when you share it with others. This first sample marks the birth of an exciting collaboration that I hope will last for a long long time.