SlowFashionSilk

Slow Fashion Silk

Donostia / San Sebastian, Basque Country

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I still have some drawings I did in college to work a free theme: it was my first set of drawings, and called it "The school with the passage of time". I felt very proud when my teacher told me he wanted to buy them for what for me was a small fortune at age 16.

I did not dare to study Fine Arts, however, I have always found my "Neverland" in drawing and painting.

For many years I was dedicated almost exclusively to oil painting, but as the space on the walls was ending, I have cultivated other techniques.

The painting on fabric was a great discovery: what about giving another style to a pair of jeans?

One thing led to another and by testing different materials, I came to silk.

Painting on silk is much like watercolour painting, a medium that I discovered when I started to travel because of my job: a small box of watercolours and small format papers can be taken anywhere.
Since 2001 I paint in silk and until recently it was a private pleasure, limited to personal use, gifts for family and friends. But in 2013 I began to study the possibility of selling my paintings on silk. I did a little market research visiting museums and shops. When the Balenciaga Museum in Getaria showed interest in my work and asked me for some samples, I made ​​the decision to launch into the adventure of working as a silk and fabric painter. Immediately I participated in my first craft fair, the 35th Craft Fair of the Basque Country in Renteria in 2013.

On my website martinamenke.com you will find a small sample of my passion, I hope you'll enjoy it and, if you feel like getting in contact, I'd love to know your opinion.

Announcement

About me

I still have some drawings I did in college to work a free theme: it was my first set of drawings, and called it "The school with the passage of time". I felt very proud when my teacher told me he wanted to buy them for what for me was a small fortune at age 16.

I did not dare to study Fine Arts, however, I have always found my "Neverland" in drawing and painting.

For many years I was dedicated almost exclusively to oil painting, but as the space on the walls was ending, I have cultivated other techniques.

The painting on fabric was a great discovery: what about giving another style to a pair of jeans?

One thing led to another and by testing different materials, I came to silk.

Painting on silk is much like watercolour painting, a medium that I discovered when I started to travel because of my job: a small box of watercolours and small format papers can be taken anywhere.
Since 2001 I paint in silk and until recently it was a private pleasure, limited to personal use, gifts for family and friends. But in 2013 I began to study the possibility of selling my paintings on silk. I did a little market research visiting museums and shops. When the Balenciaga Museum in Getaria showed interest in my work and asked me for some samples, I made ​​the decision to launch into the adventure of working as a silk and fabric painter. Immediately I participated in my first craft fair, the 35th Craft Fair of the Basque Country in Renteria in 2013.

On my website martinamenke.com you will find a small sample of my passion, I hope you'll enjoy it and, if you feel like getting in contact, I'd love to know your opinion.

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About SlowFashionSilk

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On Etsy since 2014

My "Neverland"

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
About me

I still have some drawings I did in college to work a free theme: it was my first set of drawings, and called it "The school with the passage of time". I felt very proud when my teacher told me he wanted to buy them for what for me was a small fortune at age 16.

I did not dare to study Fine Arts, however, I have always found my "Neverland" in drawing and painting.

For many years I was dedicated almost exclusively to oil painting, but as the space on the walls was ending, I have cultivated other techniques.

The painting on fabric was a great discovery: what about giving another style to a pair of jeans?

One thing led to another and by testing different materials, I came to silk.

Painting on silk is much like watercolour painting, a medium that I discovered when I started to travel because of my job: a small box of watercolours and small format papers can be taken anywhere.
Since 2001 I paint in silk and until recently it was a private pleasure, limited to personal use, gifts for family and friends. But in 2013 I began to study the possibility of selling my paintings on silk. I did a little market research visiting museums and shops. When the Balenciaga Museum in Getaria showed interest in my work and asked me for some samples, I made ​​the decision to launch into the adventure of working as a silk and fabric painter. Immediately I participated in my first craft fair, the 35th Craft Fair of the Basque Country in Renteria in 2013.

On my website martinamenke.com you will find a small sample of my passion, I hope you'll enjoy it and, if you feel like getting in contact, I'd love to know your opinion.

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

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Shipping

Evitar gastos de envío: Es posible acordar la recogida en San Sebastián/Donostia.

You want to save shipment costs: Pick-up possible in San Sebastián/Donostia.
Please, kindly contact me for international shipments. Thank you.

Additional policies and FAQs

Garantía

Todos los artículos han sido pintados y/o teñidos a mano por mí.
Todas las piezas son de seda natural 100% si no se indica expresamente otra composición.
Cada pieza es única, ya que se trata de un producto hecho de forma artesanal.
Pueden encontrarse pequeñas irregularidades en el tejido que se deben a las características de la seda natural.
Con los cuidados adecuados la seda y la pintura pueden durar mucho tiempo. Aconsejo la lectura de las instrucciones de mantenimiento.
En el caso de cualquier reclamación, mi responsabilidad se limitará a la reposición de la pieza por otra de similares características.