20 Dec Laura Lopez
Laura Lopez lives on Whidbey Island in Washington with her husband and three year old daughter. Laura began learning the traditional weaving skills of her maternal lineage when she was 6 years old in her small village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. She grew up weaving and crafting textiles for her family to sell out of her village. She came to the United States when she was in her early 20s with a new born baby. She found her way in this new country with her American husband, and young daughter, creating a family with two more daughters and a son. She found her way to Washington state 15 years ago, and has continued to support herself in part through her weaving and textile work. Laura attended her first ancestral skills gathering in 2010 at the Buckeye Gathering in California. Laura taught for several years at Saskatoon Circle Traditional Skills Gathering in Washington as well. Laura loves sharing her generations-old weaving tradition with others, loves being with her children, making tamales, and loves to laugh and tell jokes.
Laura Lopez will be teaching hand-loom weaving.
Laura Lopez will be sharing Hand-Loom Weaving.