How is your craft linked to your territory?
Weaving was always used in this area. I remember my grandmother telling me how her mother wove hemp from which they made clothes. There is almost no old house that does not have an old loom somewhere on the property. Along with filling ones wardrobe, weaving was used to make decorative items and carpets.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I am in love with nature – it is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me. I think every work is in some way connected to nature. So, I try to pass on my love to others, and to draw attention to how grateful we should be for our beautiful planet.
What anecdote from your professional life springs to mind?
When I started out, I made almost no sales. I had tried to adapt to what I thought the market wanted. I made things I thought would please others. It didn't fit well with me, and I didn't make many sales. When I returned to trusting myself, people started showing more and more interest. I think they recognised my labour of love.
Is weaving an endangered craft?
Of course. I think all crafts are in danger. Most people are not aware of the consequences of over consumption. I often like to say that by buying products from small craftspeople, you are not only helping a real person and family, or even families, but you are also helping yourself.