Who runs the workshop?
Malú Colorín is a atural dyer, lover of colours, tireless traveller and apprentice of the Wise Woman’s way.
Malú shares the name and calling for textile art with her mother and grandmother. She was born in Mexico City and moved to Monterrey with her family at 6 years of age, where she studied graphic design and fine arts.
After graduating, she returned to Mexico City where she worked as director’s assistant in an emerging art gallery. Her huge curiosity has taken her on paths such as cruise ship photographer in Alaska and the Caribbean, as well as craft tequila retailer in the Nayarit Riviera.
She has been fascinated by colours ever since she was a child (which is why her friends started calling her Colorín). Upon returning to her place of origin, she discovered her great love for plants and met Claire McGrath, who introduced her to Yo Soy Gaia in 2016. Bringing together her passion for colours, her will to learn more about plants and the textile tradition in her mother’s family, she started experimenting with natural dyes. She has learned from masters such as the Bii-Dau collective, Raúl Pontón Zúñiga and Anabel Torres, as well as researching and experimenting on her own.
“After having done the Botiqueen workshop, I am convinced that plants are teachers full of wisdom and medicine, waiting for us to re-connect with them so they can transmit us their magic.”
For Malú, textile dyeing using all five elements is a way to become one and collaborate with Nature.
She also uses hand-embroidery as a tool for meditation and transgenerational self-healing.
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