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Matej Rabada

Matej Rabada Textile dyer
Contact
Slovak, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+421 910908867
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The secret of blueprint

  • • Matej studied blueprint as a textile design student
  • • He runs his workshop with his wife, Veronika
  • • The creative duo make handprinted garments and accessories

Blueprint attracted Matej Rabada's attention as a student of textile design. He devoted his final thesis to blueprint at a time when no one in the country was working in this craft. During this period he founded his workshop, so he could revive this craft and bring his view and contemporary design. Blueprint currently represents Matej's full-time job, together with his wife Veronika. He makes and creates patterns of blueprints. Veronika designs and creates all sorts of products, such as shirts, dresses, ties, bow ties, and scarves, which are then displayed at shows or delivered to customers. It is the combination of different products that makes their workshop so unique.

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Works

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Long jumpsuit

This long jumpsuit contrasts a patterned top and monochrome blue trousers. Much of the inspiration for the blue pattern comes from nature. Indigo coloured blueprints are handmade in Matej Rabada’s workshop on a hand operated machine that enables the accurate creation of patterns.

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Bow tie

Indigo dyed canvas was used to create this hand folded bow tie. The design is transposed onto cotton fabrics through a technique of silk screen printing. In comparison to traditional block printing, this permits Matej Rabada to work faster.

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Tie and pocket square

Indigo dyed canvas was used to create this hand folded tie and handkerchief. The design is transposed onto cotton fabrics through a technique of silk screen printing. In comparison to traditional block printing, this permits Matej Rabada to work faster.

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Drawstring bag

Handmade drawstring backpack printed blue indigo on canvas. Indigo coloured blueprints are created in Matej Rabada's workshop on a hand operated machine that allows the creation of precise patterns.

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Scarf

This handmade scarf was made from fabric hand printed with blue indigo tones. Indigo coloured blueprints are created in Matej Rabada's workshop on a hand operated machine that allows the creation of precise patterns.

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