Here you can see a gallery of work made by some of our pupils and other lovers of loom weaving here in Spain. Many thanks to all who sent us photos.
We hope to see you here at textilesnaturales, Galicia, Spain in 2014 and wish you a creative and inspirational new year, Anna y Lluis
“Textile craft is my passion” – Alicia Galieni, Alicante
Alicia es from Argentina but now lives in Monte Pego, Alicante, Spain
“A few years ago I began to weave on table looms and “Maria” looms. Here are some photos of my work. I began weaing in Argentina and since coming to live in Spain I´ve continued, and follow the blog and facebook of Textilesnaturales. I don´t don´t many other people who weave yet in my area – in Argentina it wasn´t a very common activity either. To create my designs I like to play with colour and different types of materiales. I also like to incorporate other techniques like crochet and knit, applying them to to the fabrics I weave on my loom. I mainly make accessories, with each design being unique and carefully made. I hope that in 2014 I cna visit textilesnaturales and do a course in shaft weaving as I don´t yet know this kind of loom”.
“I love the idea of a virtual exhibition!!!” – Bea Iglesias, Ourense, Galicia
Bea is a pupil of Anna Champeney Estudio Textil in Galicia. Now she´s taking her first steps to create a family business based on raising alpacas for their fibre. Lots of luck Bea, in 2014 and keep us up-to-date on how the project develops!
“This is a summary of my work this past summer with the fibre of our alpacas. The dye I used was elderberry in different strengths to obtain different tones”.
“Merino and bamboo yarn give a texture like silk and wonderful drape” – Maria Guerreiro, Galicia
Maria has already done various courses with professional weavers such as Anna Champeney in Galicia and Helene Loermans in Portugal. She is inspired by the idea of applying contemporary design to weave, and the use of colour.
Textile 1 (on left): Shawl
- Technique: Woven on a shaft loom
- Materials: Merino wool and bamboo
- Measurements: 50×200 cm
Textile 2 (right): Cradle cushion
- Materials: Local wool and linen
- Technique: Shaft loom, Galician felpa (loop-pile) technique
- Measurements: 35 x 35cm
“…. woven with the technique I learned in Anna Champeney Estudio Textil and with wool dyed by hand with natural dyes”
Kathleen McCormick, Dublin, Irland
6 years after doing an intensive 3 week course at Anna Champeney Estudio Textil Kathleen has her own textile studio near Dublin in Ireland. Irlanda. She combines loom weaving with basketry and exhibits in fairs nationally and internationally.
“… an authentic symphony of movement on this flat space which the warp offers” – Estela Sanchez, Segovia, Spain
- Title: “Jazz in the Garden”
- Materials: 100% silk and hand-dyed natural dyes
- Date of creation: Spring 2013
- Materials: Linen and supertwisted Japanese wool
- Technique: Double weave, collapse weave. 12 ends per cm.
- Measurements: 35cm x 180cm
“This piece is recent and part of a series of scarves woven from linen and wool. The challenge has been to create a linen scarf which doesn´t wrinkle and which doesn´t require ironing. I´ve achieved it thanks to the interaction between special threads and the double-weave construction of the piece. It uses fine yarns but feels quite substantial. Each design requires a process of experimentation and the creation of a sampler to try out different options and choose the best to turn into a final design. I never get bored of weave as there is a constant process of discovering and experimentation”. – Anna Champeney
- Materials: Anna Champeney 100% lambswool 4/14nm with natural dyes (cochinieal – red, bark – blue, flowers – yellow
- Technique: Plainweave and a simple knotted fringe