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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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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Weaving workshops

 

Last september I started to teach weaving workshops in Duduá.

Since then, one afternoon every month I have been showing the basic tapestry techniques to 8 different people. I’ve explained how to put the warp in a tiny loom, how to plain weave, soumak and something else. We have used different yarns; wool, paper, vegetable, chunky, thinest, mixing colors and textures, we’ve always had a nice time, at least me!

I’m so happy that along this time I’ve met all these people (even it’s hard for me to remember faces and names) and I’m even more happy when some of they send me pictures of their work.

These are some pictures of the first weavings of those people. Works that have been started in the workshop, and finished at home.


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(Thank you Alba, Pax, Gioia and Eva)

And this is a picture taken at the last month workshop. You can see the chaos on the table; yarns, looms and tools.


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I also want to show you the work of a girl who assisted in a workshop some months ago. She’s Paz Moreno and she’s an artist. She shared with me the last work she has developed… with weaving techniques!

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And finally I want to show the beautiful loom that Eva G. has made by her own, watching a youtube video. She also bought more “professional” tools to continue weaving.

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