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!

 

 

New collection -almost- ready

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The latest collection has taken a while to get, like the cold in Barcelona. But it is almost ready, so I will slowly rise to the online store new products. Hope you like them.

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La darrera col·lecció ha trigat una mica a arribar, igual que el fred a Barcelona. Però ja gairebé està a punt, així que poc a poc aniré pujant a la botiga online els nous productes. Espero que us agradin.

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Tapestry weaving (part I)

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Last week I made a small loom for tapestry weaving with a frame and some nails. Sounds easy, and it is ! Although nails aren’t straight, the loom works well.

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I have done only two and I’m not extremely happy with the results but I have remembered forgotten techniques I learnt few years ago, I’ve had fun and I’m sure I will weave few more. I just need to plan better the design before weaving.

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Weave to sew

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For two weeks the loom has been occupied for this long piece. 9 meters of squares and spontaneous lines, mixing black wool and greenish-pearl linen. Now that is has been washed it’s time for next steps, cut and sew. / Durant dues setmanes el teler ha estat ocupat per aquesta peça tan llarga. 9 metres de quadrats i línies espontànies, barrejant llana en negre i lli verdós-perlat. Ara que ja l’he rentat toca pensar en els següent passos; tallar i cosir.

Hard jobs, soft briefcases / Feines dures, maletins tous

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/ / /  I love to crochet and I’ve thought what if I mix crochet and handwoven? Nothing too significant, just wanted to try it with a few pieces. The process interesting and the result has been called for someone “a little socky” (from sock)

M’agrada molt el ganxet i fa poc se’m va ocórrer barrejar-lo amb el teixit del teler. Res substancial, només probar-ho amb poques peces. El procés  interessant i el resultat algú l’ha anomenat “una mica mitjonet” 

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I hope to finish soon and upload the models in the store.
Until May 5 is 20% off on all bags using the code GEBRAT20

Espero acabar els models aviat i pujar-los a la botiga. Fins al 5 de maig 20% de decompte en totes les bosses utilitzant el codi GEBRAT20

Good mood / Bon humor


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Good weather. This week has been more creative than productive. It’s ok, I’ve been in a good mood. Just need to compensate. I have the loom full of threads than I have not tied (yet) a lot of printed patterns to try (yes printed, sometimes I buy patterns already done. Yes, I’m lazy), some weird drawings, until a poem about woods, mushrooms and beasts… At least life is fun. Happy weekend!

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Fa bon temps i aquesta setmana ha estat més creativa que no pas productiva. Està bé, he estat de bon humor. Només em cal compensar-ho. Tinc el teler ple de fils per lligar (encara) uns de patrons impresos per provar ( si impresos, a vegades els compro ja fets. Si, per mandra), alguns dibuixos extranys i fins i tot un poema sobre boscos, bolets i bèsties… Almenys la vida és divertida. Bon cap de setmana!