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May 8, 2017

To many sewing and embroidery might seem a little old school or drab. But, in the last few years artists have been reinvigorating the "Nana" scene with unique and creative takes on traditional methods. A quick Etsy search will bombard you with cool examples of how many are kicking the ugly embroidered tea towels to the curb and producing some damn fine, sometimes politically provocative art that is current and ever adapting to the times. I love it when old ideas are re-created and I love it even more when the younger generations tackle their traditions and bring them into the present. So I was very happy to be introduced to a lovely lady by the name of Carolina Castañera who has taken the art of Huipil making (A traditional Mexican blouse) and thrown it  into this century. Her designs are crazy, peculiar and bright. She runs workshops here is Oaxaca City, Mexico for those who are interested in creating their own huipil and she also sells her fabulous designs through her busi...

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