Friday, March 30, 2012

Workshop of students from Poland - haberdashery

Italian haberdashery elements artwork: "Head of a woman in a hat" by Modigliani

Teachers and pupils want to create an haberdashery elements workart taking inspiration from Modigliani. Among his most famous portraits they choose to reproduce "Head of a woman in a hat".
Amedeo Modigliani (July 12, 1884 in Livorno, Tuscany – January 24, 1920 in Paris) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form.
In 1906, Modigliani settled in Paris, where he encountered the works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pablo Picasso (in his "blue period"). The strong influence of Paul Cezanne's paintings is clearly evident, both in Modigliani's deliberate distortion of the figure and the free use of large, flat areas of color.

The team needs colorful buttons and the warm glue gun.

 At the end of the work we are satisfied and happy, so Alessio takes a picture of us.
 Look at the result!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Italian haberdashery elements craftwork

 Italian pupils made desk blackboards with haberdashery elements, such as buttons, pins, safety pins, zip, etc

Friday, March 16, 2012

Slovakia- Pedig-product of natural material

Basics of knitting

Before we start the actual weaving, we should learn a few basic concepts. Pedig always have before knitting a few minutes to soak in water. Just as we constantly knitting during soaking unfinished product (but we care not to unnecessarily  plywood bottom). Water should be lukewarm to us .Each basket consists of three parts:
braid bottom warp rods (or own production floor)
string (knit two, three, four bars ..)
closure of warp beams
So now what to do (production cart with solid plywood bottom). Prepare the warp rods. These are the rods that are sticking out from the bottom up and we create around them . Warp beams should have the same length. Here we determine by a simple formula:

required amount of trash + 5-8 cm at the bottom of braid + 20 cm at roadblock

(If we wanted to weave a complex roadblock, I prefer to still add 10 cm)
Rods must be cut as much as we  holes in the bottom. The ends of the rods  the tip, we will work with them better.
While we watch the weaving, warp rods to keep straight. If you want to Basket either widened or narrowed, we start in this direction warp and bend rods. The change is apparent to us after about two to three rows. Spokes always will end at the same place as we started (braided into a spiral, so that otherwise would be on one side of the basket higher).
Roadblock properly tightened, the ends are nicely kept. After drying rack (next day) commandments projecting rods and paint the basket.