Jeannie Ortiz's Profile

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Weaving runs deeper than threads and a loom. Woven fibers touch the heart of what it means to be human and connects one to it. Fiber is protection, adornment, utility and symbol. From an ancient cotton rag to an Indian saree woven with gold, the same process is applied. The thread binds us together; cultures, continents, centuries and classes.

My creations are based in nature. From the fibers, to the dyes, to the creative inspiration, all is entwined with our earth. It is important to me to use my time of creation as a meditation in the act of living; a daily practice from which to learn and grow.

I am a self-taught weaver self-taught weaver with a background in photography and ceramics. After criss-crossing India for two years and falling in love with the breadth of living textile culture and its deep history I returned to the US,…

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  • Female
  • Joined September 9, 2010

Favorite materials

wool, silk, cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo, copper, beads, bones, rocks, wood, seeds, clay

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About

Weaving runs deeper than threads and a loom. Woven fibers touch the heart of what it means to be human and connects one to it. Fiber is protection, adornment, utility and symbol. From an ancient cotton rag to an Indian saree woven with gold, the same process is applied. The thread binds us together; cultures, continents, centuries and classes.

My creations are based in nature. From the fibers, to the dyes, to the creative inspiration, all is entwined with our earth. It is important to me to use my time of creation as a meditation in the act of living; a daily practice from which to learn and grow.

I am a self-taught weaver self-taught weaver with a background in photography and ceramics. After criss-crossing India for two years and falling in love with the breadth of living textile culture and its deep history I returned to the US, purchased a loom then set about exploring and experimenting. Now settled in southern New Mexico, I spend my days weaving, sewing, gardening, and playing in the mountains.

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