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Elena Goded & Ana María Gil

  • Ábbatte
  • Weaver
  • Collado Hermoso, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Elena Goded & Ana María Gil Weaver
Contact
Spanish, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 491062063
©Ábbatte

In praise of weaving

  • • The company is based on passion, experience and traditional techniques
  • • They work only with manual looms and natural yarns
  • • Educational activities for the public form part of their work

The name Ábbatte is apt, since this weaving workshop is situated next to the ruins of a 13th century Cistercian abbey. The company's founder, Elena Goded, a biologist and former university professor who is passionate about botany and fabric dyeing, joined forces with Ana María Gil, a weaver since the age of 19. Here, they created a place where time is suspended, with manual looms, threads and natural colours, where everything, from the weaving to the dyeing, is done strictly by hand. All the yarns come from natural fibres and are mostly spun by hand. The three-step dyeing process combines colours to achieve a special and unique array of hues. The company's creations are made with experience, patience and passion, and are intended to last a lifetime.

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Works

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Manta tafetán alpaca (taffeta-weave blanket in alpaca)

One of these thick blankets was woven in a single tobacco colour with a garnet thread stripe at each end; the other has a weft of peacock blue silk. Both are finished with a single needle chain stitch on a loom, one in peacock blue and the other in maroon.

Length 200 cm
Width 140 cm

Elena Goded & Ana María Gil Weaver
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Alfombra Tafetán, tres colores (Taffeta rug, three colours)

This handmade rug was taffeta-woven with warp and weft of linen and Castilian wool. It has three coloured sections: off-white, taupe and mustard. The taupe and white are the natural colours of the thread, without any dye.

Length 200 cm
Width 150 cm

Elena Goded & Ana María Gil Weaver
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Cabecero sarga, lino con alpaca (Twill headboard of linen and alpaca)

This unique headboard was handwoven on a loom, using the highest quality natural fibres for the twill weave. A line in red alpaca separates the fog grey and off-white sections.

Length 180 cm
Width 100 cm

Elena Goded & Ana María Gil Weaver
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Cabecero en sarga de yute con lana (twill headboard in jute and wool)

This bed set comprises headboard and cushions made from handwoven fabrics. The twill headboard was woven with jute and taupe wool. The large cushion in fog grey alpaca features a strip of celadon green. The smaller cushion in anthracite has contrasting vertical stripes in mustard.

Length 140 cm
Width 90 cm
Length 66 cm
Width 56 cm
Length 40 cm
Width 25 cm

Elena Goded & Ana María Gil Weaver
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Chal de lino en tafetán, berenjena y cobre (Taffeta-weave linen shawl in aubergine and copper)

Top-quality linen was used for this handwoven shawl. It is made up of two sections in aubergine and copper. Each end was finished with a loose fringe.

Length 200 cm
Width 60 cm

Elena Goded & Ana María Gil Weaver

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