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Video summary: (FR) Documentaire sur le métier Etelbert construit par le FabLab Lisbonne, l'Association des Artisants de la région de Lisbonne et Torcer Ideias. || (EN) Documentary on the Etelbert Loom built by the FabLab Lisbon, the AARL (Lisbon Artisans Association) and Torcer Ideias.

Torcer Ideias - manual weaving with passion and devotion since 2013

Torcer Ideias - manual weaving projects, was born in January 2013 by the hands of Etelberta Oliveira, dream she had been keeping since the 90's. She was enrolled on the Lisbon school for Decorative Arts António Arroio, where she graduated from and fulfilled additional education on Graphic Arts and Appliances and Deco. It was in the year 2009 that she started learning the craft and obtained the recognition as a Craft Production Unit sponsored by CEARTE.
The project gained momentum and started its trek through Lisbon public marketplaces, street fairs and handcraft shops, always keeping as a trademark weaving live at the locations.

On a second front, the educational, Etelberta was invited to teach at the AARL - Artisan Association of Lisbon's region, challenge that she accepted and that has reached on a partnership with FabLab Lisboa, using high technologies resources on the construction of a loom in acrylic and wood - the Etelbert.

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In early 2015, her son, Miguel Oliveira, that graduated on African Studies, embraces the project, learning from his mother all the processes inherent to manual weaving craft.

Mother and son, weaving four hands, create a new approach to handcrafted textiles, developing an author's weaving, "urban" but sustainable in order to help reviving an art that both wanted to avoid being forgotten.

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  • Etelberta Oliveira

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  • Miguel Oliveira

    Creator, Photographer, Customer Service

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