Francesca is a weaver who has always used only white in her three-dimensional paper yarn textures. Encouraged by the use of natural colors, she sought different shades of white, creating a chalky palette reminiscent of Giorgio Morandi’s paintings.
Her sculptures, with small variations in color, increased the shadow effect.
Francesca also tried to introduce the effect of a very light ikat design into her repertoire.
Anne, after several years spent in putting prototypes for fashion designers, has allowed her attention to details (which have now disappeared in most of the world production) and above all in the act of repairing and reinforcing artifacts that have the ambition to last forever.
Her work is concentrated in the range of shades of natural colors to be used on the wools produced by hand and with attention to the life of animals and in a sort of technical and poetic archive to repair.
Daisy and Anne choosing colours palette.
Her sensitivity for colors and her delicacy guided her in the natural dye chromatic choices destined to mend a large hemp work bag, deteriorated by time.
Many small refinements not visible in the photograph make this work interesting as the sewing thread dyed with the ikat technique and the closing “coulisse” of the sack that interprets that of the Japanese rice sacks.
No less beautiful is the notebook that always accompanies her!
Anne is dyeing the wool for mending, Francesca the paper yarn for weaving and Daisy the fabric for repair.
Next August we will have 3 artists in residence at Casa Clementina: Francesca Miotti, Anne Germe and Daisy Gray.
We chose them because we appreciate their personal work and because they have different focuses and will certainly be able to stimulate and inspire each other.
Francesca is a weaver, Anne is a knitter and Daisy is a designer who is particularly seduced by color.
In just over a month they will arrive and we will tell you about their projects!
Last 10 days to submit residency applications for August 2022
It is wonderful to note that, when there is excitement about a particular theme, and everyone is working on that theme in different forms, it turns out that in ancient times a lot has already been said and done.
Seaweed, which for many years have only been the object of attention for their invasive propagation due to the rising temperatures of all the seas, now become hypotheses of different uses: natural fertilizers for crops, textile material or for the extraction of color to be used in the food, cosmetic or textile.
At the Viana do Castelo museum in Portugal, seaweed harvesting was such a widespread job that it deserved a precise dress.
Available in the man or woman version, as essential as a Japanese suit, and wonderfully candid.