‘Fio’ collection – finally ready!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Textile Design, Travel, Work | No Comments
‘Fio’ collection – finally ready!

  E finalmente, está a colecção há tanto tempo imaginada e iniciada, pronta para mostrar e vender! BACK TO INDIA uma colecção limitada, criada com recurso a materiais naturais e técnicas artesanais A minha relação com a Índia começou em 2010, quando tive a oportunidade de lá viver durante 6 meses, com uma bolsa de ...

Pillow Head

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Work | 4 Comments
Pillow Head

  Entre trabalho e outros afazeres, tenho tido umas horas livres para me dedicar a fazer coisas para a pequenina rita : ) As mantas de retalhos que mostrei há uns tempos são um exemplo do que tenho feito (entre outras coisas) e noutro dia comecei também a fazer uns bonecos, ou melhor, umas almofadas. ...

One More!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Work | One Comment
One More!

One more blanket / quilt made with small fabric pieces i had from bigger projects. This one was also done without any measurements and in the end, the result was quite good. I am very pleased with it : ) … Mais uma manta feita com pequenos pedaços de tecidos que sobraram de outros trabalhos ...

Quilt in Progress

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Work | 5 Comments
Quilt in Progress

I decided to start a quilt “a la maria”, using some small pieces of fabrics i have been keeping. Many of them are dyeing and printing experiences with turmeric and other natural dyes, block printing and screen printing. Let’s see how it will look, when finished. … Comecei a trabalhar numa manta de retalhos “a ...

India Revisited

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Life, Textile Design, Travel, Work | 5 Comments
India Revisited

Some pictures from the last month spent in India. I am very thankful for this opportunity to go back and very thankful to have such special connection with this place and with the friends that always welcome me there. It was wonderful to re-visit some of them in their houses, with their growing families and ...

Food on Fabrics

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 2 Comments
Food on Fabrics

I have been experimenting with new materials. It is a result from the workshop i attended recently. The one on the right was an experiment (the less visible) with beet juice + rice paste. The other with turmeric powder + rice paste. The results are very light colors, but beautiful. The yellow fabric on the ...

Workshop on Paste Making for Screen Printing

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | No Comments
Workshop on Paste Making for Screen Printing

Last Saturday i attended a very interesting workshop, in a very interesting place and festival. It was the annual Druck Festival Berlin, a screen printing festival that shows many artists who use this technique to work, each one with their own style and twists. The workshop was conducted by a Japanese artist – Chika Ito ...

Hosting problems

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | No Comments
Hosting problems

I don’t know if you noticed, but the FIO website has been down for some days. It is a hosting problem and i need to request help, to solve it. I hope it can be fixed, during this weekend. I am sorry for the trouble. And you can always go directly to the shop : ...

Recent Work and Experiments

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 2 Comments
Recent Work and Experiments

Some experiments with natural dyes and with new products for the shop  … Algumas experiências com cores naturais, técnicas para tingir e produtos novos na loja

Natural Dyes

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 7 Comments
Natural Dyes

Last week i did some new experiments with natural dyes and even discovered a new one i never tried – thanks Susana for the tip! The natural dyes were Turmeric (Indian Saffron), Rooibos Tea and Avocado (just the skin and the bone). I never stop being fascinated by this natural magic! – inside many plants ...

Working it!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | One Comment
Working it!

This last friday was the opening of the exhibition ’12×12 inch’, in which i participated with a piece. Every artist had the same material to work on and in the end, it was very interesting to see how each one of us created such different pieces. All of them are for sale and some were ...

FIO – Handmade Textiles

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 4 Comments
FIO – Handmade Textiles

Finally, it’s ready – the website for my new textile project FIO – HANDMADE TEXTILES. As well as the online shop (went back to Etsy, after a long time experimenting other platforms). A big thanks to Marta, the Costureira de Palavras and to André, for the help with the website. This is a place for ...

Work in Progress – Finished!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 6 Comments
Work in Progress – Finished!

  And it’s finished and ready to hang! … E está terminado e pronto para pendurar na parede!

Work in progress

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 2 Comments
Work in progress

At the moment, among many other things, i have been dedicating myself to a new project. It is a very good initiative by the cellar gallery and it’s an exhibition of works from all the artist who might want to participate in it. The main medium is the same to everyone – a piece of wood ...

More Giving Back

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 6 Comments
More Giving Back

Another afternoon with the kids. Today my companions were Sandi and Ahmal. And today i decided to think of something to do, because they were starting to get a bit bored by the wood and foam stamps and so i took this idea from the Lotta book – print with leaves and stuff we find ...

Giving Back

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 7 Comments
Giving Back

This week i started to volunteer for a very nice and useful initiative – Design your Summer. This is a community project for the summer, held by a school from the Berlin State, where kids can spend their summer playing and doing artistic activities, such as painting, sewing, cooking, woodworks, etc. And through this wonderful ...

Screen Printing Days

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Textile Design, Work | 7 Comments
Screen Printing Days

I have been working on some new things, they are still bits and pieces of a new project i am trying to set up. Basically is the continuation of my textile brand, but with a new name, website, shop and some more particularities. For now, this is what i have to show and what i ...

Sewing Classes

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Berlin, Textile Design, Work | 7 Comments
Sewing Classes

  I’ve been having sewing classes, at Nähinstitut, at Moritz Platz – a coworking sewing space, inside Modulor (an amazing craft / material mega store filled with useful things to work). They are organized by a spanish lovely girl – Anna Mendonza – and it’s 2 hours of fun and learning. It’s a relaxed thing, pay ...