Some great weavers


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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!GerdaEdens




Interesting data down the page; measurement and execution.


Sketch / Poem / Earrings

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The new collection is very close. It’s about spring and birds. But for now I can show you an sketch, a poem that has inspired me and a new pair of  earrings.


La nova col·lecció és molt a prop. Es sobre la primeravera i els ocells. Però per ara us puc ensenyar un esquema, un poema que m’ha inspirat i un parell d’arrecades noves.


The life of a Bird by Edith M.Thomas

Thou art clothed on with plumes, as with leaves,
Frond-like, and lighter than air;
Thy pinions are arrows in sheaves,
That carry thee none knoweth where.

Thou fliest, and none gives pursuit,
Thy realm both the earth and the sky;
Thou hast in thy bosom a flute,
The glance of a soul in thine eye.

Thou obeyest a sovereign power
That sets thee on Summer’s track;
Thou knowest the tide and the hour
When to advance, or turn back.

Into the world thou art flung,
Thou herald of rapture and light.
Thou weavest a home for thy young–
And none but thyself hath the sleight.

Out of the world thou art gone,
And who shall say where is thy rest?
A rapture and light are withdrawn
Into some Heaven-side nest.


Soap / Fiber / Lemons


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



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


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

1Have a wonderful sunday !


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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.



January days

What I made / What I’m doing

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1. Website.

So proud of my computer programming skills, I’ve finally updated my personal website with a selection of my work: bags, fashion, and fiber things. And also with direct links on my open projects./ Orgullosa de les meves noves habilitats en programació, he actualitzat la meva pàgina web amb una sel·lecció de treballs i projectes oberts.

Take a look clicking here


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2. Workshops. 

Since august I’m teaching every month a weavimg workshop at duduá. It makes me feel happier than I had ever thought. It’s so pleasant to share what I know with a small group during three hours in a lovely place./ Desde l’agost que cada mes faig un taller de tapís a duduá, de moment sempre s’omplen i em fan molt feliç.

Loom, tools and yarns are included.


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3. Workshops meeting point: IG

I started an IG account specially for the people who join to the workshops. There I show what we learn to do in the workshop and more stuff about weaving, like tools, literature, and inspiration. /He obert un compte de Ig pels alumnes dels tallers; tapissos, informació, inspiració..

Feel free to follow: @tallerstextils


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3.Romanesque inspired.

I’m working in a project for an international fashion/accessories contest. The only rule is to be inspired in “art”. I’ve choosen romanesque architecture: stone walls, rounded archs. For now I just can show you a prototype made with plastics, trying to imagine how will look the result in another material, like leather. / Estic treballant en un projecte per a presentar en un concurs de moda/accessoris. M’he inspirat en l’arquitectura romànica i de moment només us puc ensenyar un dels prototips a l’espera del material definitiu.



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That’s all for now, I hope to be more regular posting on the blog this new year. I think it’s because Instagram is faster, I’m becoming lazy with wordpress. Anyway, happy and creative new year 2014. / Greta  

/ I això és tot per ara, espero ser més regular al blog tot i les facilitats de Instagram. De totes maneres, us desitjo un feliç i creatiu any nou 2014. / Greta.