Postcard from New Mexico

Postcard from: New Mexico



In Embellish issue 33, we have the pleasure of joining Carole Douglas (of Desert Traditions) on a textile journey through New Mexico (article starts page 12).


The journey is rich and full of traditional cultures, the likes of which most people do not usually get to see.


As mentioned at the end of the article, Carole provided so many wonderful photos that we’ve put some extras up here for you to see.


Postcard from New Mexico

Textile inspiration; morning landscape through mesh. Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos.



Postcard from New Mexico

Funky ‘found object’ art store at Chimayo.



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Award winning Colcha artist, Julia Gomez, with her representation of St Francis of Assisi.



Postcard from New Mexico

Embellished memories of loved ones at Sanctuario de Chimayo.



Postcard from New Mexico

Intricate national dress worn by Chinese artisan at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.

Melbourne artist Geri James getting the feel for colcha embroidery.



Postcard from New Mexico

International Folk Art Market, Huichol (Mexican) artist, interprets his ‘dreaming’ in yarn.



Postcard from New Mexico

Tour member Lynn de Klerk, trying it on for style! Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Local weaving. Taos Pueblo.



Gasoline Alley provides rust galore for our impromptu workshop.



Postcard from New Mexico

Navajo ‘squash blossom’ necklace. Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos.

Wooden dolls from local pueblos. It is these that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe to begin an ongoing series.



If you are interested in joining Carole on her wonderful and inspiring Journeys, please visit her website HERE for further information on available tours. Carole is a brilliant guide!


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