09.12.09

Busy days

Very little time for blogging or sleeping these days... I am working hard on my school assignments and making new things for an upcoming Christmas market. Everything will be available in my Etsy shop in case you are not in Barcelona on the 19th of December... And on top of all that, the thing that makes me happier and stresses me more than anything else... I am looking for a new apartment in Barcelona, because my boyfriend is finally moving here very soon! Wish me good luck.
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06.12.09

Embroidery inspiration: yellow

More pictures from a book on top of my wish list: Broderies.
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05.12.09

Embroidery inspiration: white

Some pictures from one of the most inspirational book I've seen lately, Broderies.
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25.11.09

Thai Textiles

       I went to visit an exhibition about Thai Textiles in Casa Asia, a fantastic Asian cultural centre in Barcelona.  Apart from organizing events and courses, they have a specialised library and media archive and three floors dedicated to exhibitions, all inside Palau Barò de Quadras, a beautiful Art Nouveau (Modernisme) building with a gorgeous view over the city centre. You can have a quick look at the exhibition and the building in this video.   
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18.11.09

Dionne Swift, textile artist

(picture from http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/dionneswift/) My favorite artist exhibition at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Dublin was the one by Dionne Swift. The first picture is one of her devore works on velvet. She also sells kits to experiment this technique and teaches textile art workshops in her studio. (pictures from www.dionneswift.co.uk)These are two of her collagraphic prints on thick felt. Being used to see this kind of work on paper, I find that the surface of felt really gives it a very interesting dimension. Loved... [Lire la suite]
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12.11.09

A fibre loot

Last week I visited the Knitting and Stitching Show at RDS in Dublin. I dedicated a day and a half to the show, the first day to see the exhibitions and browse the stalls and the second day to buy things. I thought it was a good way to avoid rushing through the shops and buying on impulse (and spending too much...) Looking at this picture and considering this is just a small part of the things I bought I am not completely sure that I succeded on my saving plan.But I couldn't resist buying this lovely shades of merino wool and silk... [Lire la suite]
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11.11.09

A taste of autumn in Dublin

I was back in the dirty old town for five days. I met my friends, went to my favorite places, visited the Knitting and Stitching Show, got dripping wet, then a sore throat and a cold, and ate some delicious carrot cake. I loved being there again.
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23.10.09

Etsy favourites: autumn in the kitchen

1. Retro Hornsea 'Bronte' Tureen by RummageInTheJumble. 2. Mr. B's Yellow Teapot by ModernNest. 3. Saffron Hornsea Teapot by Ladiesandgentlemen. 4. Large Footed Cup by ModishVintage.
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21.10.09

Street culture

Since I came back to Spain I am fascinated by the amount and the kind of things people throw away. All these things should be inside the rubbish container, but for some reason very often they are just left around the place... Every morning on my way to school I walk across Gracia district and I make new discoveries like this, so I keep my camera ready. I suppose it's the 'out of context' feel that attracts me of all these poor things abandoned in the street.
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18.10.09

A day at the market

I spent all Saturday morning at the very popular flea market  Els Encants in Barcelona.   They sell absolutely everything you can imagine, old and new.   I'll come back another day to buy some fabrics and trimmings. This time my only purchase was this packet of lovely oily and overly sweet churros.
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