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


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Interesting data down the page; measurement and execution.
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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.

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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.

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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A rapture and light are withdrawn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.

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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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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.

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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.