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The sewing station in Aguiñiga’s home studio. “I started getting really into textiles when I moved to the East Coast for school,” she says. “I was really cold, so I started gravitating towards wool and warmer things. In a weird way, I felt lonely in Providence. It’s not like I didn’t have friends, but I was just missing the warmth of my culture and family. When I was an undergrad in San Diego, the pieces were more hard wood and clean lines, more about the form and the aesthetics. But when I moved to Providence, it became about context and what stories had informed my objects.”