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Reviewing things I've done this year I remembered that when I was in Granada, Spain,I had launched a Google Group to put all information that we found interesting and was intended for people involved with me on a course of Textile Art at "The School of Art of Granada".  
Unfortunately the only person with networking habits was me, therefore almost all files were uploaded by me. So, a couple of days ago I told myself: if this group does not work this way, could be work in another... and I decided to open it for anyone who wants to participate ...  is as simple as sending an e-mail to the group or via this blog (find a link on the right hand side of page) (if this doesn't work you can do it in my spanish blog
I would love to see it developed and with a colaborative sense.The idea is taking this group as our library, archive of interesting images, promotional events and a place where we can add all interesting stuff . If you see all things written in spanish don't panic, it is going to be a multilingual group, and I don't want to discriminate anybody...
I hope you like the idea!

Interviewing Alejandra Arteaga

Today I want to introduce you Alejandra Arteaga a textil artist from Chile. I discover her through Flickr, and I liked a lot the natural style of her accesories. Once I was in contact with her and I had the chance of knowing a little bit more about her I realized her work reflects very well what she thinks. 

*Remember if you want to be featured in my blogs you can contact me trhough my flickr sending me your blog or flickr user to see your works. You can also fill the form in my spanish blog (unfortunately wordpress is not as user friendly as I would like for this purpose).

Alejandra Arteaga

Personal Information

My name is Maria Alejandra Arteaga Vega aka Ale

I’m 26 years old

I’m from Chile, I was born in Santiago but nowadays I live in Valparaiso

I studied arts and industrial design.

In my free time I make everything you can see in my Flickr

I made more things but I’m waiting to make a photography session.

When did you started?

Since I was a child I have been taking classes of paint, pottery, 

sculpture, drawing  and I went to the “Escuela de Bellas Artes de 

Viña del Mar” Vina del Mar Art School , I still have some works I made at that age.


In the University of Valparaiso I studied industrial design and I took the option of specialize my work in textiles, fashion, photography and the ecological area. In 2008 the University began an investigation in textile area about natural dying applied to wool. 

We were a group of pupils whom participate and expose our work. We also made some seminars about reutilization in fashion.

What are you inspired by?

I consider myself a very urban person. I love living downtown and being in contact with architecture, art, design and his constant movement and assist to cultural events. The urban movement inspires me for my designs but with an ecological point

textil necklaceof view. I’m concerned about living in a clean city, without garbage… more ecologic.

What do you enjoy the most?

The thing I enjoy the most in my activity is the opportunity of experimenting and exploring constantly…searching for new results and of course, doing beautiful things.The photography is other of my interests and I do it all the time. I always travel around with my camera. This is a work I use as a complement of my designs.

necklaces selection

What are your future plans?

In the short term my expectations are: starting a line of textile jewelry in which I’m working on and in the long term I would like to have my 

own store in downtown promoting ecological design.




Work in progress

guarda pampa

This week I’ve decided to take my aboriginal loom again and although it was slightly  locked at first once I started to weave was easier than ever…I’m happy! and one more in progress … Now it’s time to finish some …


But it is nice to see these designs again!
On the other hand I feel that is a very organic form of weaving that requires a physical contact with the loom and also because everything I use it comes from nature… for example the sticks to separate the threads I picked  in Patagonia, Argentina  …No doubt I enjoy it more and more at everytime I weave I wish this happen more often …

Mini corchet baskets for the new deco section!

Well now I show you what I did with the textil hardener…

First I crocheted these baskets and then I submitted to a process with this hardener which is excellent because it is ecological and non toxic so you can put in the baskets whatever you want included cookies!!
Here you can check the texture I gave them

And this is the other set…

crocheted baskets


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