I met Petra Green by Instagram, and after a swap of goods, she suggested the possibility of making a collaboration together. After some mails I was threading my loom again with hand dyed painted wool yarn. I had sworn not to weave “ummus” fabric again. But I caught her enthusiasm with the idea of making rounded cushions. I sent the fabric to London and some months after, voilà! They are beautifully well done.
Don’t forget to visit her online shop here.
(Front is made with hand dyed and hand woven merino wool fabric)
(Back is screenprinted by Room39. It has a leather tag with our names. Cute!)
(Petra Green, director of Room39)
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This week I was reviewing old catalogs of the legendary textile art exhibition in Lausanne, Switzerland. Especially the issues of the 70s and 80s. At first I was shocked at the high percentage of female participation, I would say 80 percent! I also freaked out about how advanced was their textile language. Some names are well known today, such as Sheila Hicks, or Magdalena Abakanowicz, but I also met lots of artists who don’tt know at all. I’ll try to investigate more about them, because the more I know them the more I love tapestry. I hope you find it interesting. Have a great weekend!
Interesting data down the page; measurement and execution.
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This is my big tapestry loom. It was a gift from my mother in law (she did tapestry few years ago, and the loom was useless). For now it is in my studio (as you can see) with sewing machines and more stuff. Even if it will be in a special room just for it soon, I wanted to show it
Normaly the threads are separated with nails, but I think is also a good idea to use a tape measure to warp it correctly. You just have to follow how many threads / cm.
This is an example* woven in that loom. I work by behind, (it’s easier to pick up an to leave threads) obtaining a cleaner front, at the beging is hard to see the mirror in front, because you have all the warp between. But eyes are wise and soon you get used.
*soon I will make a post about this project, inspiration an results.
And this is the project that I’m doing right now. As you can see I’m working in a monochromatic effect, to give importance to the texture. It is inspired by a Turner’s watercolour. I wish to finish it this month.
Happy thursday everybody!
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This summer I’ve spent several hours learning new weaving skills: Choosing a picture/painting to develop a tapestry, trying a more realistic style, using different textures to interpret things closer or far, something small or big, something smooth or rough. And this is the result, Is about 65 x 65 cms and (like textiles in general) is hard to photograph because it sucks the light.
The next photographs is the painting I used as reference, and myself with the tapestry mid done. I’ve learned to weave for the back of the tapestry, with a mirrow in front.
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This piece undergoes volume also cavities and additions. I’m not convinced about the organic aspect … Maybe it’s just my reading of the way. happy August (: