honoring our past & weaving our futures

Futuros Ancestral is a research & design studio —  based in Taos, New Mexico — with the goal of supporting the educational, ecological, and economic landscape of fiber arts in Northern New Mexico.

what we do

We develop Rio Grande weaving curriculum and host fiber arts pop-ups to support a community of weavers in Taos and beyond. 

Through human-centered design cycles, we iteratively research, ideate, prototype, test, and refine our 4 offerings:



First, we create weaving patterns to explore the rich history of fiber arts in Northern New Mexicofrom Rio Grande and Saltillo to Vallero and Chimayo.



Next, we design virtual and printed instruction for weavers to learn the techniques and patterns from home — across rural, dispersed landscapes.



We recruit a cohort of beginning, intermediate, and advanced weavers — who test out the curriculum and play with the patterns.



We host pop-up demonstrations, workshops, and exhibitions — to build our community & provide an avenue for the cohort to showcase and sell their work.

weaving cohort

The Futuros Ancestral Weaving Cohort will launch in August 2024 and will spend 6 months learning Rio Grande weaving traditionsfrom Rio Grande and Saltillo to Vallero and Chimayo

Cohort members will also have the opportunity to showcase and sell their weavings in galleries throughout Taos!

Interested in joining the cohort & receiving no-cost curriculum? Learn more and apply here.

our funding

We're honored to share that we've been awarded a Community Arts Fellowship from Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts!

This fellowship gives us access to TCA programs and partners to host community exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, and fiber arts gatherings.

our team

Futuros Ancestral / Ancestral Futures is a collaboration between 8th generation Chimayo weaver Emily Trujillo and design researcher Layne Jackson Hubbard.

We met when Layne took a Rio Grande weaving course from Emily at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, and Emily invited Layne to showcase her weaving at a pop-up exhibition at the Nuevo Mexicano Heritage Arts Museum in Santa Fe — featuring the work of Emily and her family of Chimayo weavers. In those two spaces, the seed idea for Futuros Ancestral was born.

We're especially grateful to have mentorship from so many brilliant weavers, educators, and fiber artists across Northern New Mexico and beyond!

Emily Trujillo

8th Generation Chimayo Weaver & Educator

Layne Jackson Hubbard, Ph.D.

Design Researcher & Fiber Artist

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