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Teaching a Marquesan friend in Fatu Hiva how to weave palm frond baskets, a skill I learned from apprenticing with a master weaver in Fakarava.
Freediving in Fatu Hiva, Marquesas, like taking a relaxing walk in the park to enjoy this natural environment in the most low impact way possible.
I am a bit obsessed with making patterns like this one
Aline (b.1991, American) adventured from her hometown in Andover Massachusetts to San Francisco at age 16 to study Textiles at California College of the Arts. She focused on hand weaving silk, and dyeing with natural indigo, using Japanese shibori techniques, while earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Aline co-founded and ran Make Hang for three years, an atelier featuring upcoming artists making sculptural, interactive installations, with an emphasis on slow textiles. In the gallery, the communities of North Beach and Chinatown San Francisco enjoyed yoga, DIY eco-friendly art workshops and slow food dinners.
Since sailing under the Golden Gate bridge and into the ocean three years ago, Aline sailed 20,000 miles in total and earned her Yachtmaster certificate. Today, Aline is the captain of Pizza. She loves to make things, write, freedive, and is currently studying astronavigation using a sextant. Aline has been calling Fakarava home port with photographer and chef Julien Girardot (jugirardot.com) for one year and is also the volunteer captain for the Project Va’a Motu sailing canoe.
Aline (at) makehang.com
Learn about my experiences sailing, owning an art gallery, working as an independent textile artist in San Francisco, and my other creative adventure paths
A joyful afternoon skippering a sailboat in San Francisco
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