Oaxaca: A Love Letter

I have already started to catalogue the things I will miss most about leaving here. Today I paid rent for my apartment here for the last time, and I walked home hyper-aware of the clumble of cars across the cobblestoned streets, the sky, heavy with clouds behind the rounded church domes and the street carts … Continue reading Oaxaca: A Love Letter

Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 2)

Following on from my previous post, here are more things I recommend you add to your list if you thinking of visiting Oaxaca de Juarez. There are direct flights to Oaxaca from Mexico City several times a day, taking around 50 minutes, or if you could take the 8-10 hour bus ride. Just sayin' Tlacolula … Continue reading Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 2)

How to make a Tapete

I think my friend Eulalia described it most eloquently when she likened weaving a tapete to a lover. They want all your time, and if you neglect them, the tension rises and they can get warped out of shape. Therefore once a tapete is started on the loom, it is continued until it is complete. … Continue reading How to make a Tapete

Update: Corazón de Luz

Our fundraising campaign has now been live for 2 weeks! As you might remember, we want to provide families living in small communities surrounding Oaxaca their FIRST EVER family photos. I have been humbled by people's generosity! Thank you so so much for your interest and assistance in this project. Currently we are half-way to … Continue reading Update: Corazón de Luz

Cochineal – Red Coloured Gold

When the Spanish arrived in Mexico, they were shocked to see the locals wearing red clothing in their everyday life. Red was the colour of royalty in Europe, and so not only forbidden to wear, but also very very expensive to buy, and here were all these locals, parading around in red everyday clothes! Like … Continue reading Cochineal – Red Coloured Gold