Ana Maria Carvalho is 44 years old and was born in the parish of Santiago de Figueiró, where she still lives.
She started embroidering with 14 years old, taught by her mother. Afterwards, she improved her embroidery technique with Judite Pinheiro, from whom she received training in the scope of a programme promoted by the Portuguese Institute of Employment and Professional Training.
Ana Maria particularly likes embroidering drawn threads and she has already taught the embroidery technique to her sister and new threads to her mother.
Currently, Ana Maria is one of the artists that manufacture the wonderful drawn threads of CASTELUX.