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Laima Kaugure

Laima Kaugure Textile designing
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Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+371 67315914
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Linen is a lifestyle

  • • Laima's specialisation is handwoven linen products
  • • Her studio has collaborated with Calvin Klein and Armani Casa
  • • She was awarded the Order of the Three Stars

Laima Kaugure always knew her life would be linked to art. The path of textile designer was a clear choice, as a child she spent most of the days playing under the looms, watching her mother working. Mastering many weaving techniques over the years, the turning point came in the early 1990s, when Laima Kaugure found her passion for linen. It was quite daring for the time as people considered linen to be a very simple material. Laima remembers people saying “who will buy such a floor cloth?” or “who needs that crumpled rag?”. For her, that was the biggest compliment, because she wanted to “break” this stereotypical thinking. Ever since, she has challenged people’s perception of linen with her unique handwoven linen products.

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Linen scarf

Handwoven linen scarves with hand twisted fringes to prevent unravelling during washing are very popular nowadays. In this collection of double scarves, a traditional and long-forgotten weaving technique is used called double-woven fabric, updated for contemporary times. The term "double fabric" means the weaving of two layers of fabrics at the same time and the blending of up to four colours to create a unique effect that is scintillating.

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Winter scarf

A warm scarf made of linen mixed with mohair for the colder evenings of autumn and winter. This design can be large or even offered as a plaid or smaller as a warm and soft scarf around your neck. Studija Naturals specialty is plaids from Latvian sheep wool, treated with silk borders.

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Table set

Part of the Contemporary fabrics for the home collection, this table set was made with high quality linen textiles using traditional weaving methods to meet the requirements of modern interior design.

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Plaids

A warm scarf made of linen mixed with mohair for the colder evenings of autumn and winter. This design can be large or even offered as a plaid or smaller as a warm and soft scarf around your neck. Studija Naturals specialty is plaids from Latvian sheep wool, treated with silk borders.

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Plaids

Studija Natural’s unique, high quality linen is handwoven using natural flax fibres on old, wooden looms. They still use traditional Latvian weaving techniques, combining them with modern design. The company’s fine linen fabrics contribute to an ecologically sound environment in the home, letting our souls and bodies breathe.

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