Julia Gomez' work definitely is prizeworthy. With infinite patience, she is an accomplished concha artist. This is more than just ordinary embroidery. Her designs are intricate and lovely. Too labor intensive for me, but what an artist!
The colcha technique is believed to have been brought to what is now New Mexico by Spanish settlers. Colcha embroidery, which is defined by a specific type of stitching, was used early on mostly for bed coverings, altar cloths and later, clothing. But now the technique also is used to create decorative arts for the home.