Paper yarn as a weaving material
I am a textile designer and hand weaver based in Milan, Italy.
My practice encloses in itself, stories, materials, and slow productions. Through a critical eye I try to reproduce with my textiles a search for experiences and feelings related to material culture.
Quality, care and time become an essential part of my textiles productions, through which you can reactivate memories and open new paths.
My artistic research is nourished by local stories, people, actions, spaces to be discovered and approached with my own gaze.
Popular practices, local traditions are meant to be the basis of the research I carry on.
I seek places where exchanges between different cultures and artisanal forms take place; I am especially interested in intersections and openings.
Weaving, a silent and rhythmic practice, becomes my instrument of expression through which I can take care of, follow and choose the elements that will compose my work.
The manual aspect, the tactility that I draw from my work allows me to be extremely aware of the production that I am seeking to create, intersecting traces of the past with an awareness of what it means to produce in the present day.
All my weavings are one-of-a-kind pieces and handwoven by myself.
Paper yarn is a material usually associated with the concept of two-dimensionality, once filtered through hand loom, comes to life, acquiring weight and volume once extracted from it. To me its very important to give paper new life as a sustainable material to be used in weaving.
I would keep researching and developing the project "Peak", an ongoing series of hand-woven wall hangings made from paper yarn, exploring variations in texture, shape and color.
Peaks like paths that, weft by weft, lead to the last warp thread that joins the fabric to the loom.
The project explores a traditional weaving technique that uses the warp threads as weft to create three sides fringes. Avoiding waste, this method values all material used in weaving.