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Velma Roybal on making costumes for folklórico dancers

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February 27, 2014 1 comment


This week we’re in Pueblo, CO to visit with Velma Roybal, a costume maker from Pueblo Creative Corridor, Colorado Certified.

For Velma sewing is not only a way for her to express her creativity, but she also finds it to be calming. Sewing is a way for her to slow down and enjoy the process – the outcome is simply a bonus.

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Velma Roybal has been involved with Mexican Folklorico dance for 24 years. She has been the artistic director, history teacher, costume maker/coordinator and CEO. Velma’s most enjoyable job has been as costume maker and coordinator. She has been sewing since she was a young girl when her grandmother first taught her. Velma honed her skills in middle school and has since always had a passion for this craft. She has sewn and designed clothes for herself as well as for her children and others. Being involved in Mexican Folklorico dance has given her the chance to recreate and design many dance costumes. It has been a venue to express her artistic side through sewing. Velma hopes to continue this artistic expression for many years to come.

Learn more about Velma and Grupo Folklórico del Pueblo at →


This episode features the song “Into the Blue” by Salida-based musician David Tipton. His music is available at The song “Into the Blue” is from his upcoming album.


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This episode of Beyond the Gallery is made possible by Colorado Creative Industries. A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy.” CCI strives to create a strong brand identity, a Top 10 reputation, and create significant and sustained investment in the creative sector where creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish.

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