Patricia Briceño

My name is Patricia Briceño, and I’m a native of Yucatan. In 1999 I discovered working with wool as a matter of necessity. Coming from the tropics, I was vulnerable to the cold weather of the north. Wool makes me feel comfortable and able to enjoy the new environment. I started knitting twenty years ago, and I always thought of spinning as a natural addition to creating a garment. I discovered that when I hold a skein of yarn I have spun, I get a feeling of conclusion, and the knitting process becomes almost secondary to me. I like to think about the histories intertwined in a skein of yarn. The people, the animals, the places—even the weather and my thoughts. All becomes present and important while I prepare the fiber before I spin it.  All the steps become very relaxing to me because there is no way to rush them. The cycle of washing the raw fiber, letting it dry, dyeing, carding, and spinning requires its own time and its own space. When it is finished, I feel the joy of producing something with my own hands that is beautiful and useful.

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  1. Hi Patricia!

    I just wanted to introduce myself.. my name is Rebecca Burgess, and I think we might have met, perhaps at Mimi’s?

    I’m working on a project this year, called Fibershed– and I’m living in local fibers that I’ve sourced within 150 miles of my front door.

    I am looking to highlight local artisans and farmers through the narrative of each garment, that being said, would you be interested in collaborating on a piece for the wardrobe- and highlighting one or more of your favorite fiber ranches in the process?

    We would get some great documentation of your process as an artisan and share it with the community!

    I’d also love to talk with you about as many of the local farmers as you are aware of, because I’m creating a map of them all as we speak, any guidance you could share would be so great! I know many, but certainly not all of them!

    Many many thanks for your time and consideration!


    • Hi Rebecca,
      Yes indeed, we met at Mimi’s farm. I’ve been following your path as you can see on my blog roll. I love reading your blog and get encouraged about natural dyes. I would love to talk more about your ideas and projects. I would love to be able to help with your project! It is funny that you mention about having a list of local wool producers, because I was just thinking about posting a list of wool producers in Sonoma. Unfortunately I don’t have much information about wool growers in Marin.
      Happy New Year!


  2. Hi Patricia, I am hoping to email you to request your permission to use one of your photographs. I will not violate your copyright, but hope to explain what I want to use it for. I cannot find your email address. If you receive this please email me. Thank you!


  3. Dear Patricia,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in California, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,


  4. Hi

    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at expatfinder.com which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.

    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂

    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.

    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at interview@expatfinder.com.


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