Cushions. Collaboration with Petra Green (Room39)

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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.

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(Front is made with hand dyed and hand woven merino wool fabric)

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(Back is screenprinted by Room39. It has a leather tag with our names. Cute!)Petra@room39_portrait1

(Petra Green, director of Room39)

Fabric commissioned

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I’ve received a commission few weeks ago from a londoner designer. This handwoven fabric is hand painted before weaving. So I’ve dyed the threads with a brush little by little, changing the colours, and then, in the loom, I’ve woven it with a black weft. 100% wool.

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Last week Neukölln  opened the door with some of my weaving tapestries hanging from its walls. Neukölln is a second hand furniture shop located in Barcelona, with a very selected collection of antiquities and new stuff. If you’re in Barcelona, don’t hesitate to take a look.

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Marble effect frustrated

I like to try new techniques but sometimes it’s boring the search of information instead start trying it. I’m sure you understand what I mean.

I wanted to try a marbled effect on these leather cutouts, but far from marbling.. I’ve found other textures and patterns very unexpected. After that, a friend of mine has told me how the marble effect is made. Thank you Eva !

Here you can see what I’ve made:

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Soap / Fiber / Lemons

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I wasn’t a big fan of soaps until my sis gave me these handmade by her. They are gorgeous, aren’t they?

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Today I’ve dyed some vegetable fibers for my next weaving work. I’m crazy with orange colours. 7

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5This is the nest of lemons that I weaved in the workshop made by the artist Tim Johnson ,it was very interesting.

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I started untwisting some sisal ropes and I also found sisal fibers in a shop, so I bought about 2 kilos.

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I dyed all in home with acid fibers, because  I needed a bright color. I thought it would be impossible with natural dyes ( with my skills)

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When the fibers were dry I could see the final color and texture. It gave me lot of energy.

 
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So I started weaving without an idea of composition/shapes. I was interested in work directly with my hands and see what happen.


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And this is what is happening, openings and bulges. In fact isn’t finished. Yet !

Boiled plants

 

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January is gone and I’m working in a eco-fashion project.

That’s why yesterday I was dyeing some wool in the kitchen with some plants and flowers; Delphinium ajacis, Santalum Album and Reseda luteola.

No bright colors.. nor toxics. And now is time to weave something with this yarn, so have a nice week!

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