My big loom

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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

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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.

IMG_20140903_090353This 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.

b3And 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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Birds

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Until recently, birds never caught my attention. But this has changed recently.

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Maybe because on my way to the studio there is a very large tree from which many birds sing every morning. Or maybe because from my desk I can see a nest of pigeons. Or maybe because few days ago I learned -in a workshop- how to make a nest.

Anyway, so when I’ve started thinking about the new collection of bags and textiles I’ve decided that I want to dedicate it to these animals.

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Below I present a picture of my moodboard as well as a sneak preview of the new leather goods. Hope you like them.

moodboardcollage

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