Textile Design Residencies at the Mértola Weaving Workshop
Within the scope of the partnership that Mértola City Council maintains with the Association Passa Ao Futuro and Cooperativa Oficina de Tecelagem (Weaving Workshop Cooperative), the residency ALENTEJO HERITAGE TEXTILES took place during the months of March and April, connecting the weavers of the Mértola Weaving Workshop with designers Emma Pucci and Valentina Pilia from Flores Textile Studio, as well as maker Daniel Heer and artist Cian McConn from the Machen Colletive.
These Residencies have the objective of connecting the mastery of our weavers to the innovative design of new creators, thus valuing the raw material (wool) and its artisanal processing, from the production of the thread to the weaving of the Mantas de Mértola (Mértola blankets).
This Residency is part of the Creative wear + Project, co-funded by the INTERREG MED programme, in partnership with the Arteria Lab of the University of Évora and the Museo del Tessuto di Prato in Italy. The results will be exhibited at the Museo del Tessuto, in Prato (Italy) in June of 2022.
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