“Almazuela" artisan - Our artisan of sewn-together remnants, la almazuela, or as it is also known in English, patchwork, was born on Gran Canaria, but brought up from the age of 10 on Fuerteventura. Estefanía Santana has always loved craftsmanship and doing handicraft of all kinds; it was actually a sewing machine that first caught her attention as a child. "I remember sitting down in front of my grandmother's machine while she sewed with one of those old Sigmas, which I am lucky enough to still own". She started off sewing by hand and learned to use a sewing machine of her own accord, teaching herself with the help of the Internet, by experimenting and remembering the times she watched her grandmother do it. After a while, when she had mastered the sewing machine, a friend signed her up for sewing classes so that she could get her artisan's card. And she successfully got it.
Nowadays she works from home where she has her workshop, she gives courses and she sews whenever her large family gives her a chance. "I love it and I find it relaxing, although I like sewing by hand too".