GALICIA CALIDADE

I just arrived from Galicia my hometown, and being lucky to meet professional people from textile field and also get immerse in my celtic roots.

I´ve been looking into Galician traditional textile and I visited an amazing studio www.annachampeney.com, she is a british textile artist in love with our nature and peace and together with her partner (basketmaker) built this lovely space when people can assist to workshops surrounded by such a peaceful environment , the area is called Riverira Sacra famous for the quality wine.

One of the most traditional technique here in Galicia is called "felpa galega" (see above), Weavers made cushions, blankets...and it was a really laborious work, the tradition says that the mother in-law should give away this blanket for her son weeding (this happened to may sister ) (I don´t think I´ll get one, as my bf is not galician :) it was also taken as a gift for migrants going to America.

Anna took this technic and other and use it with modern design, the result is a super technic piece that only Anna can teach how to do it cause she also invent new ways to weave, she is a master!!



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Ranran design, Josep Pla 39 3 1, 08019 Barcelona, Spain

Ran Ran was born out of passion for interior design and taste for the handmade. After eight years of working in the fashion industry at big-name companies like Zara and Diesel, Bethlehem decided to undertake an endeavor of her own and create a signature expression through yarn and found objects. It is here where she found her true calling. Meticulous attention to detail has been given to each piece, which is entirely handmade by Bethlehem at her atelier in Barcelona. Ran Ran is what had affectionately become her father's nickname, representing the sound of the nights when he rode his motorcycle to her mother's home in courting. To signify the same pursuit of love, and impetus we all have to weave together the raw from which we craft our lives, she has chosen it as both an inspiring guiding light and a symbol representing her work. With the label, Bethlehem creates unique, handwoven wall hangings and accessories using the highest quality natural materials. Inspired by nature and her travels around the world, her work has the charm and individuality of the handmade and the vintage feel together with a modern twist.