Textiles | Utah Artists - L

Sara Luna

I am a fiber artist currently living and creating in Salt Lake City, UT, though I was born in Chile in 1991 and carry the vibrant culture and traditions of my homeland with me in my work. 

My artistic journey began with my pursuit of degrees in visual arts and digital illustration, which laid the foundation for my exploration into the world of fiber art.

In 2018, I made the exciting move to Salt Lake City, Utah, embarking on a full-time career as an artist. Since then, my artistic endeavors have taken me to numerous art shows, festivals, and secured representation in prestigious galleries. 

While my early career involved experimenting with mediums such as sculpture, painting, and digital tools, I eventually discovered my true calling in the intricate world of fiber arts.

Initially drawn to the punch needle technique, I found myself on a fascinating journey that led me from using acrylic yarn to eventually dyeing my own yarn. The process evolved further as I delved into spinning and dyeing my unique yarn, adding a personal touch to every creation.

Over the years, my focus shifted from punch needle to the captivating realms of weaving and cross-stitching. Today, I exclusively use hand-spun yarn, crafted meticulously by my own hands. This personalized approach not only adds authenticity to my work but also reflects my deep connection to the artistic process.

As I continue to weave my narrative through fibers and colors, each creation tells a story of my artistic evolution and the cultural influences that shape my identity. My journey is a testament to the transformative power of art, and I am excited to share my creations with the world.

As a contemporary Chilean fiber artist, I draw inspiration from the rich history and traditions of my home country. Through my work, I seek to honor the legacy of indigenous textile arts, while also bringing a modern perspective to these age-old techniques. One of the things that sets my work apart is my commitment to using only hand-spun yarn in my pieces. This allows me to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces that are full of texture and depth. I love the way that the natural variations in the yarn add to the overall character and personality of my work. Each of my pieces is a testament to the time, patience, and dedication that goes into the art of fiber. From sourcing the wool to spinning it into yarn and finally weaving and stitching it into a finished piece, every step of the process is a labor of love. Through my work, I aim to celebrate the rich history of textile arts, while also pushing the boundaries of what is possible within these mediums. Whether I am working on a large-scale tapestry or a smaller embroidery piece, I am always seeking to create intricate and detailed designs that showcase the beauty and versatility of fiber.



Sara Luna “Dreamer,” 2021, weaving & cross stitch, 32 x 32 in.


Sara Luna “Unheard,” 2023, weaving & cross stitch, 22 x 18 in.


Sara Luna “No Time for Tradition” 2023, weaving & cross stitch, 32 x 32 in.


Sara Luna “Wolf,” 2023, weaving & cross stitch, 10 x 10 in.

Sara Luna “Oso,” 2023, weaving & cross stitch, 16 x 16 in.

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