I was born in Durazno, Uruguay. I currently live in Berlin, Germany, where I have my atelier. I have lived among fabrics, wool and threads since I was a child. I learned to knit, sew and embroider alongside my grandparents. From them I inherited my passion for textiles.
I studied Textile Design at the Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, in Montevideo and worked for the industry designing fabrics for more than 10 years.
I lived and worked in Mexico City for 5 years, an experience that definitely marked me and led me to rethink my goals as a textile designer.
This experience strengthened my interest in artisan work and the different ancient textile techniques; research and experimentation took then great importance.
I work with fabrics in which time has left its trail. After selecting them, I link and transform them, using various techniques, either dyeing, painting, bleaching, etc., but above all I use stitching as a means of expression.
I do not emphasize the technical language of embroidery, but rather seek to explore a more free and unstructured stitch.
I am interested in embroidery not only because it is a versatile technique that gives me many aesthetic possibilities, but also because of the memory load that comes with it. As if the thread could tell us the stories and secrets of so many other women from other times.
The influence of Japanese Boro is also present in my work, aesthetically and conceptually. The stitches and patches, “the marks of life” are not hidden, but are rather accentuated, making the textile more resistant, giving it meaning and character.
My textile compositions seek beauty in pieces that contain a life story and have been made to transcend and not to be discarded. Pieces that generate atmospheres that respond to internal voices. Those that do not embroider the landscape, but are an expression of its evocation.