Colors and Textures: Indigo Dye Party

Tlayudona will soon be collaborating with internationally-renowned dye artist and educator Claire Fredrick of Wax & Wane Fiber to bring us a different perspective on the dyeing process.  Claire is going to open up a multi-faceted dialogue about indigo dyeing history, culture, and techniques with us, which we will continue with the women of Teotitlán and … Read more Colors and Textures: Indigo Dye Party

Open air, blue skies, and tamales galore.

Recently Tlayudona took a trip out to Yatareni, Oaxaca, to test out our open-air “tamales” experience.  We´ve known Doña Juana for a long time, and were excited when she decided she wanted to be a part of our project.  She knew that she wanted to center her first experience-offering around her family’s ancestral recipes, but … Read more Open air, blue skies, and tamales galore.

Women in Mezcal/ Mujeres del Mezcal

Any of us who’ve been in Oaxaca for any length of time have surely tasted at least a few varieties of mezcal, but there are worlds within worlds hidden within the history and production of this local spirit. One important (and often-overlooked dimension) of mezcal production is that of the women who have traditionally played … Read more Women in Mezcal/ Mujeres del Mezcal