SILKARTdesedamas

Silk art made with love from Barcelona. Artisan masters

Barcelona, Spain

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Cecília y Mercè

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Video summary: You can see us painting and creating in our atelier. Presentation of Tast Textil exhibition

“We currently work the synergy between crafts and textile art, as it’s difficult to mark the boundaries between both activities.”

Many times people ask us how Desedamas was born and how we ended up working together.

I suppose that having a common childhood and parents who always encouraged our creativity helps a lot, but it was the circumstances that put us together in this adventure. We shared a lot during childhood, and then life temporarily separated us. When we met again, once adults, we began to paint silk, partly for hobby and partly for therapy … and we discovered that this was what we wanted to do and, furthermore, do it together.

We both came from very different areas. Cecília, formed as a Technical Draughtswoman, worked in a private company as Purchasing Manager. Mercè, Chemical Engineer, in the Department of the Environment at the Generalitat de Catalunya.

In 2000, we decided to turn our lives around and make a living from our passion. At first we made crafts with silk, always looking to give an added value to the pieces we were creating and not just painting. Every piece was unique, and we sold our work in craft fairs throughout Spain. In 2006 we began to paint silk for patchwork and, although we knew how to sew, we began to learn specific techniques. Silk had always been our “material” so, despite not being widely used in textile art, it was natural for us to go on working with it. Uniting these two skills, silk painting and textile art, opened to us an immense field in which to experiment. So much so that we have explored and developed our own techniques to work with this material, and we became also trainers.

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