Mazahua embroidery


Friday, August 16
09:30 to 16:30


137,40 $ Can
20,00 $ Can
157,40 $ Can (without taxes)

Spaces available


All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

Please note that your 3 day pass is included with this workshop (1 per person).


In this workshop, participants will acquire a bit of the ancestral knowledge of embroidery from one of the original communities of Mexico: the Mazahuas. For the Mazahuas, embroidery is a way of telling stories and maintaining their worldview registered on a cloth that is usually ritual and useful at the same time. In the workshop, participants will learn the basic figures that Mazahuas use to represent animals, plants and situations. They will also discuss about the meanings of colours and shapes in order to tell their own story with the gift of these ancestral knowledge and techniques.

What to bring

Paper and pencil for personal notes

Material provided:

  • Needles
  • Colored threads
  • Textile
  • Embroidery manual


Sandra Araujo
French and English
Friday, August 16 09:30 to 16:30
Room 1 AFSPN


Sandra Araujo

Sandra Araujo

Sandra Araujo has been knitting and loving it for more than ten years. She travelled around Mexico to teach workshops and sell her products. Sandra learned to knit from a feminist fighter; maybe that’s why her work has a feminine taste with a touch of autonomy and freedom. To pursue her passions, she moved to the countryside where she acquired other materials, techniques and textile knowledge that added depth to her work. She founded the Chuleles collective whose members make crochet shoes, clothes and accessories. One of the objectives of the collective is to keep learning and sharing different kinds of textile arts and to improve what its members are doing every day with their hands and their hearts.


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