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)

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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!

 

 

Woven landscape

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This summer I’ve spent several hours learning new weaving skills: Choosing a picture/painting to develop a tapestry, trying a more realistic style, using different textures to interpret things closer or far, something small or big, something smooth or rough. And this is the result, Is about 65 x 65 cms and (like textiles in general) is hard to photograph because it sucks the light.

The next photographs is the painting I used as reference, and myself with the tapestry mid done. I’ve learned to weave for the back of the tapestry, with a mirrow in front.

 
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New shapes & GG Fashion Market

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I’ve made some special bags that I can’t show totally for now, but I can share some details of its construction and texture. They are inspired by romanic architecture.

He fet uns bolsos especials que ara no puc ensenyar del tot, però si alguns detalls de la seva construcció i textura. Estàn inspirats en l’arquitectura romànica.
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I aquest dijous i divendres participaré a la segons edició del GG Fashion Market, amb un corner de bosses Gebrat, un workshop per aprendre a teixir i una demostració pública de texiit amb telers. Esteu convidats! :)

 

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