Working on a traditional pedal loom, Margarita Ruiz in Mexico creates this pretty cushion cover. The cover is woven of 100% cotton in white with accents of black and light brown and tassels on the corners. The center section of the cushion cover features an "X" motif reminiscent of cross stitch embroidery. The cushion cover features a zipper on the back for inserting a cushion.
- 20" x 20"
- 100% cotton
- Included: Our cruelty-free ECO-Cushion is unbleached and filled with 100% recycled content fiber—soft and responsible.
- Features a zipper closure
- Dry in the shade
- Dry clean or hand wash
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Made in Mexico
About the artist
"The intention of creation is the love with which you are taught to create things."
"I first became interested in textiles when I'd watch my godmother Rosario weaving. I loved seeing the way she'd create each piece, so I asked her if she would teach me. She was happy and told me it would be a pleasure. I had to practice a lot and put a lot of effort into learning to make things better day by day. That was in 1996 — I was just a little girl! I married quite young and, as time went by, my godmother taught my husband and my sisters to weave. In this way, we were able to help her fill orders.
"In 2012, I decided to set up my own weaving workshop together with my husband, Alfredo Ruiz, after my godmother passed away. It wasn't easy because the economy wasn't good enough for me to buy my own loom. We had to wait a while to be able to request a bank loan to be able to purchase a loom and materials to weave table runners. At first, it was hard to find shoppers interested in my crafts but, thank God, we've done so well that we now take our weavings to other towns to sell.
"I work with cotton and silk, which I purchase in bulk. My husband helps me dye the fibers, then I carefully warp the loom to keep the sizes as uniform as possible. I like to create sets in different sizes and combine colors in my designs, and this is what I like best about this work. I can freely express my ideas and feelings through the loom."