Why dobby weaving?
I am impressed with this technique. It is characterized by the repetition of a pattern, it is extremely meticulous and requires great care. With this technique, I can produce small series of high quality - I can produce up to dozens of pieces to the same, impeccably high standard.
Do you also restore weaving machines?
Yes. Lately, since it became widely known that I am trying to resuscitate this old technique, many have contacted me with old looms that no longer work. Now for example, we’re renovating a huge one that fills the entire room, and I am sure it will be a masterpiece when finished.
How does tradition and innovation meet in your work?
I am interested in the contrast of traditional techniques and the requirements of today. I use traditional methods and tools, but I use them differently – I use different colours and combinations, and of course I adapt my final pieces to contemporary times. Objects made with traditional technologies represent value.
What is the hardest part of your job?
It took me a long time to find the most suitable raw materials. I only use yarns that are ÖKO-TEX, REACH or bio certified, also in terms of their raw materials, production and dyeing. It is also very sad to see that the representatives of our profession are disappearing one by one.