Starting a New Page

Lately I was having a very creative period with lots of ideas for new workshops, products, festivals and other crazy ideas!

But just before this great moment of clarity, I was feeling a bit stuck. There were so many new ideas forming in my head, but not taking any direction really. I had a few ideas for new workshops, but as I was putting down my thoughts on paper, they were not so clear anymore. I also wanted to reorganise my creative activities, in order to become more focused, but I was not able to put my thoughts in the right places.

But then one day, while listening to my husband creating music, I suddenly felt an urge to draw… took a nice piace of paper and started constructing lines, that formed triangles, patterns became more complex as I was filling in the page. During this time I had a flow of ideas, things that were sitting in the back of my mind for a while now were coming out like crazy. I started writing them down, filling in pages of my notebook. Those were realisations about the path I wanted to follow in my creative activities, crystallised ideas for the new workshops, and just a general good feeling of relieve. By letting my unconscious take over, I freed my mind!

Now I feel like starting a new page.

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Commune Art Christmas Market, Vilnius, Lithuania

I guess I was too busy to remember to post in here about the Christmas market I was participating at last weekend. So now I can only share with you a few pictures and invite to visit me at Ideas Block – creative space & cafe in Vilnius, in case you would like to get some handmade goods as your Christmas presents. See you here!

And don’t forget to follow my Facebook page or Instagram for all the latest news!

A Workshop of your Choice!

Next workshops coming up at Ideas Block creative space & cafe:

Shibori dyeing workshop – 21st of November

Notebook workshop – 29th of November

I repeatedly organise workshops at Ideas Block and would like to do it even more often! Therefore I need your opinion. Please send me your feedback and ideas for a workshop you would like to attend. Challenge me!

So far I have been doing recurrent textiles dyeing and notebook binding workshops. Also previously I organised collage and Paper Stories workshops. Now I am thinking of combining some of the previous workshops into something new. Also I have ideas on organising Adobe Photoshop course.

Also if you wish to organise a workshop at your chosen location for an event or for your employees you are very welcome to contact me and we can arrange it!

Follow all upcoming events here and here!

And for now, see you soon in one of my workshops or Ideas Block, Pylimo 60, Vilnius!


Taigi artimiausios dirbtuvės nusimato šiomis dienomis, Ideas Block kūrybinėje erdvėje:

Tekstilės Shibori dažymo dirbtuvės – lapkričio 21 dieną

Užrašų knygučių dirbtuvės – lapkričio 29 dieną

Nuolat organizuoju kūrybines dirbtuves Ideas Block ir norėčiau tai daryti dar dažniau! Todėl reikia jūsų nuomonių ir patarimų. Siūlyk idėjas dirbtuvėms, kuriose norėtum sudalyvauti. Challenge me!

Iki šiol nuolatos organizavau pasikartojančias tekstilės dažymo bei užrašų knygučių dirbtuves. Taip pat anksčiau surengiau koliažų bei Popieriaus istorijų dirbtuves. Dabar norėčiau šį bei tą apjungti ir sukurti kažką naujo. Dar planuoju organizuoti Adobe Photoshop dirbtuves greitu metu.

Jei norėtumėt suoraganizuoti dirbtuves savo pasirinktoje vietoje, kažkokiam renginiui ar savo darbuotojams, labai prašau kreiptis, tikrai galėčiau jums pagelbėti!

Sekite visus artėjančius užsiėmimus ir renginius čia ir čia!

Na o kolkas, iki greito pasimatymo vienose iš mano dirbtuvių ar Ideas Block kūrybinėje erdvėje, Pylimo 60, Vilniuje!

Shibori Dyeing workshop at Ideas Block, 4th of October, 19.00

All those interested in participating in this workshop we recommend to register by sending a message to Ideas Block LT, as we have a limited amount of spaces.

Shibori is a traditional Japanese textiles dyeing technique, where by folding, tying, stitching, twisting, compressing a fabric, patterns are created.

During the workshop, while enjoying a cup of tea, we will talk about a variety of textiles dyeing techniques and dyes, answer the questions you might have, and, most importantly, everyone will get a chance to experiment with Shibori dyeing and create something unique.

Bring a white (or coloured) t-shirt, skirt, pillowcase, or just any fabric you wis to dye. Everything that is made from natural fibre is good for dyeing – COTTON or LINEN are the best (synthetic or semi-synthetic fabrics do not dye or dye in very pale tones).

We will dye all the white fabrics and other colours will be bleached.

We wil provide you with dyes and all the tools needed.

Workshop duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Fee: 10 €

Workshop will be held in LIthuanian and/or English (depending on the requirements of the participants.


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Tekstilės Shibori dažymo dirbtuvės

Dėl riboto vietų skaičiaus rekomenduojame pranešti apie savo dalyvavimą iš anksto, siunčiant žinutę Ideas Block LT

Shibori – tai tradicinė audinių dažymo ir marginimo technika, atkeliavusi iš Japonijos, kur lankstymo, rišimo, siuvimo, suspaudimo, susukimo, suvyniojimo pagalba yra išgaunami raštai.

Dirbtuvių metu prie puodelio arbatos pakalbėsime apie įvairias dažymo technikas, dažų tipus, atsakysime į jums kilusius klausimus, na ir svarbiausia, visi galės patys paeksperimentuoti su shibori dažymu bei pasigaminti šį tą unikalaus.

Atsinešk baltus (ar kitos spalvos) marškinėlius, sijoną, pagalvėlę ar tiesiog bet kokį audinį, kurį norėtum nusidažyti. Viskas tinka, kas yra pagaminta iš natūralaus pluošto, tokio kaip MEDVILNĖ ar LINAS (sintetinė ar pusiau sintetinė tekstilė nenusidažys ar nusidažys labai neryškiai).

Visus jūsų atsineštus baltus audinius dažysime, o spalvotus – balinsime.

Dažais bei kitomis priemonėmis pasirūpinsime mes.

Dirbtuvių trukmė – 1.5 – 2 valandos

Kaina: 10 €

Užsiėmimas vyks lietuvių arba/ir anglų kalba (pagal dalyvių pageidavimus).

Notebook Workshop at Ideas Block – Creative Space & Cafe, September 27th, 19.00

Come to Ideas Block and make yourself a fabric cover notebook. We will provide you with all the necessary tools and materials. However, you are more than welcome to bring your favourite fabric with you!

You will leave this workshop with a small notebook that will fit in your pocket.

Workshop date: September 27th, 7 – 9 pm
Workshop price: 10 €

Workshop will be held in LIthuanian and/or English (depending on the requirements of the participants).

Due to the limited amount of spaces we recommend to register for the workshop.
Register by sending a message to Ideas Block LT or email to info@ideas-block.com.


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Ateik į Ideas Block ir pasigamink sau užrašų knygutę medžiaginiu ar popieriniu viršeliu. Visais įrankiais ir medžiagomis pasirūpinsime mes, tačiau jei turi mėgiamą audinį ar popierių, kurį norėtum panaudoti viršeliui ar puslapiams, būtinai atsinešk.

Iš dirbtuvių išeisi su nedidele užrašų knygute, kuri tilps į tavo kišenę.

Dirbtuvės vyks: rugsėjo 27 dieną, 19.00 – 21.00
Dirbtuvių kaina: 10 €

Užsiėmimas vyks lietuvių arba/ir anglų kalba (pagal dalyvių pageidavimus).

Dėl riboto vietų skaičiaus, rekomenduojame registruotis į užsiėmimą iš anksto.
Registruotis galima siunčiant žinutę Ideas Block LT arba el. laišką į info@ideas-block.com.

Notebook Workshops in Vilnius and Klaipėda

This summer I am getting more and more involved with workshops and kids camps and I can tell you that it feels very rewarding. So I continue with that.

There are two notebook workshops coming up soon:

Join one of these workshops and learn how to bind a fabric cover notebook. We will provide you with all the necessary tools and materials. However, you are more than welcome to bring your favourite fabric with you! At the end of one of these workshops you will have a small cute notebook that will fit in your pocket.

 

Shibori Textiles Dyeing Workshop, 11th of July, 18.30

This Tuesday, 11th of July I will be doing a Shibori textiles dyeing workshop at Ideas Block creative space in Vilnius, Lithuania.

All those interested in participating in this workshop we recommend to register by sending a message to Ideas Block LT, as we have a limited amount of spaces.

Shibori is a traditional Japanese textiles dyeing technique, where by folding, tying, stitching, twisting, compressing a fabric, patterns are created.

During the workshop, while enjoying a cup of tea, we will talk about a variety of textiles dyeing techniques and dyes, answer the questions you might have, and, most importantly, everyone will get a chance to experiment with Shibori dyeing and create something unique.

Bring a white (or coloured) t-shirt, skirt, pillowcase, or just any fabric you wis to dye. Everything that is made from natural fibre is good for dyeing – COTTON or LINEN are the best (synthetic or semi-synthetic fabrics do not dye or dye in very pale tones).

We will dye all the white fabrics and other colours will be bleached.

We wil provide you with dyes and all the tools needed.

Workshop duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Fee: 10 €

Workshop will be held in LIthuanian and/or English (depending on the requirements of the participants.

Find Facebook event here.

Textiles & Surface Design Course at Ideas Block

Today I am starting Textiles & Surface Design course at Ideas Block.

Everyone who wishes to learn something new, deepen their knowledge or is planning to study textiles/ surface design/ graphic design/ illustration course abroad or in Lithuania, are welcome to join the series of workshops.

We will be creating and developing portfolio, working with creative projects throughout all stages: from idea to the final outcome. We will analyse worldwide trends and challenge ourselves in creating something new.

What we are going to do during the course:

-Formulate project ideas and practice in presenting them
-Create moodboards – visual project presentations
-Explore textures and patterns
-Create patterns and show them in context using computer software
-Experiment with a variety of techniques: paper/ fabric/ wood decoration or deformation, collage, drawing, fabric dyeing, embroidery
-Analyse everyone’s individual ideas and find the best technical solutions for their development

Process:

We will start the course with a free workshop/ meeting where we will present the course and get to know each other, talk about individual needs of each participant, the materials and tools we’ll be using during the course.

We will offer a project for the participants, which they will be able to develop in their personal ways with individually chosen materials and techniques. Those who already have ideas for a project will be given an opportunity to develop them.

We will provide basic materials and tools for workshops, also will assist in finding particular materials and tools for individual requirements.

Duration of the course: 2 months (8 workshops)

Price: 70 €

Language: Lithuanian or/and English. All the course theory material will be available in English.

All those interested in participating please register by sending an email to info@ideas-block.com or by Facebook message!

Collage Workshop at ideas Block, June 13th, 18.30

June 13th I am inviting you all to have some fun creating collages at Ideas Block!

Collage is a great way to go deep into your fantasy world, combining a variety of materials, gluing, stitching, folding, cutting…

Create spatial forms, patterns, textures and colours not only from papers and photographs, but also various fabrics and objects, using different techniques.

Collage does not have limits and we invite you to not have them either!

All the materials and tools will be provided, but if you have in mind any interesting materials or objects you would like to use – bring them with you!

Workshop duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Fee: 10 €

There is no age limit for this workshop so join in!

Workshop will be held in LIthuanian and/or English (depending on the requirements of the participants).

Event on Facebook can be seen here.

Due to the limited amount of spaces it is best to register for the workshop.
Register by sending a message to Ideas Block LT or email to info@ideas-block.com.


Koliažų dirbtuvės Ideas Block erdvėje – birželio 13 dieną.

Koliažas – tai puikus būdas nuklysti savo fantazijų keliais, jungiant skirtingas medžiagas, klijuojant, siuvinėjant, lankstant, pjaustinėjant…

Kviečiame kurti erdvines formas, raštus, spalvas ir tekstūras ne tik iš nuotraukų ar skirtingų popierių, bet ir įvairiausių audinių ar objektų, naudojant skirtingas technikas.

Koliažas neturi ribų, tad kviečiame ir jus jas pamiršti!

Medžiagomis ir įrankiais pasirūpinsime mes, tačiau jei turi įdomių objektų ar medžiagų, kuriuos norėtum panaudoti – būtinai atsinešk!

Dirbtuvių trukmė – 1.5 – 2 valandos

Kaina: 10 €

Šioms dirbtuvėms amžiaus apribojimų nėra, tad prisijunk!

Užsiėmimas vyks lietuvių arba/ir anglų kalba (pagal dalyvių pageidavimus).

Renginys Facebooke.

Dėl riboto vietų skaičiaus, rekomenduojame registruotis į užsiėmimą iš anksto.
Registruotis galima siunčiant žinutę Ideas Block LT arba el. laišką į info@ideas-block.com

Spring Sale!

Spring Sale!

Spring is the best time for new beginnings, therefore, it’s also a perfect time to get yourself something special, perhaps a unique handmade item. All the way till June everything at Liucija Textiles Etsy shop is on sale, so hurry up and get your favourite scarf, notebook or a pillow cover.

Order my handmade goods through Etsy and get a 50% discount. All you need to do is enter a coupon code SPRINGSALE at the checkout. Offer is valid when you buy products worth 20 € or more.