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!

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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.

Textiles Shibori Dyeing Workshop

On the 2nd of May I am going to be doing textiles Shibori dyeing workshop at Ideas Block in Vilnius, Lithuania.

You can register for this workshop by sending a message to Ideas Block LT.

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 fabrics do not dye).

We will dye all the white fabrics and other colours will be bleached. We recommend to bring two types of fabrics, just in case one is not suitable for dyeing, you will still have another try.

All the dyes and tools needed will be provided.

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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Gegužės 2 dieną Ideas Block kūrybinėje erdvėje vyks mano tekstilės Shibori dažymo dirbtuvės.

Registruotis į šiuos užsiėmimus galite siųsdami 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.

Atisnešk 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 netinka).

Visus jūsų atsineštus baltus audinius dažysime, o spalvotus – balinsime. Rekomenduojame atsinešti dviejų tipų medžiagas, jei netyčia vienas audinys būtų netinkamas dažymui, vistiek turėtumėte dar vieną bandymą.

Dažais bei kitomis priemonėmis pasirūpinsime mes.

Dirbtuvių trukmė – 1.5 – 2 valandos

Kaina: 10 €

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

Language – Interdisciplinary Art Exhibition in Collaboration with Roberto Becerra

We still have our first exhibition, called Language, running at the new creative space we opened just a few weeks ago – Ideas Block LT, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Showing from Feb 9 to March 9, 2017. Work in collaboration with Roberto Becerra.

About the exhibition

Language is energy. Through voice and language energy is transferred. With different purposes is this energy expressed, molded and conveyed. From a certain perspective, language is only energy what we utter and use it to communicate with others.

Such energy reaches our sensorial input, and its processed as mere impulses, in a way loosing all meaning or sense, until it is interpreted, decoded or understood by the brain structures trained in a set of sound patterns.

Language is nature. It is a natural treat of organisms, and it evolves to its fullest potential, restrained only by the characteristics of the vehicle that carries it. In this vein, language is a shared feature that fulfills the same objective regardless of the species or, in the case of humans, national/cultural tongue.

Information is shared, communication is achieved, messages are transmitted, and the medium is this energy transfer embedded in language and vocal expressions.

Language is flow. This transmission of information is happening in a stream of energy that is emitted and received.

In this installation theses ideas are hinted by means of a long, cylinder-like shape, from floor to ceiling, in the centre of the gallery, made from fabric, dyed producing organic patterns, with tree sections in the base, and light moving inside as a sort of up and downwards flow.

To enhance the concept of the energy content in the voice and language, the sculpture picks up the sound of its surroundings, which in the context of the installation and gallery is made up of people’s voices. The audio is accumulated, looped and played back to the audience, so after time of operating and when excited by the audience’s voices, the installation starts to resonate, feed back on itself and pulsate.

(text and images by Roberto Becerra)

Notebook Workshop at Ideas Block LT

On the 1st of March I will be having a notebook binding workshop at Ideas Block, new creative space in Vilnius, Lithuania. We will be making pocket size fabric cover notebooks, with the fabrics I will provide, or with the ones you bring.

You can register for this workshop by filling in this form. Or contact me directly. The workshop will be held in Lithuanian or/and English languages, depending on the participants needs. So anyone who is around in Vilnius next Wednesday, around 7 pm, can participate.

Workshop fee: 5 EUR

After the workshop you will leave our cosy space with a small notebook in your hands or in your pocket! See you there!

Find Facebook event here.

New Studio & Creative Space in Vilnius

Just a few days ago we finally inaugurated our creative space Ideas Block, located in Vilnius. It is a place where culture happens and ideas are fostered through various art and design practices, talks and workshops. Here we host interdisciplinary art exhibitions and sell handmade products by emerging designers, artists and makers.

It is a place where you can come to work, gather inspiration, meet like-minded people or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, a dessert, snacks or a drink.

We will be hosting cultural events, film nights and talks at Ideas Block. So stay updated and informed about our creative activities by following our Facebook page Ideas Block LT.

At the moment we are looking for artists, designers and other creative people wishing to take part in our events, exhibitions or sell work with us. Have a look at our Open Calls section on Ideas Block website to find out more. If you think you have something interesting to offer, get in touch!

Find out more about Ideas Block in Vilnius here.

These are a few moments from the opening…

Christmas Time!

Now all the Christmas markets are finished and I would like to thank you all for coming! It was great to see so many people supporting the local makers. And for me it was a good opportunity to explore the new market and meet many interesting people. It was fun! And now it is time to have some quieter time. Relax and enjoy your holidays!

If you didn’t have a chance to come, but would like to get something from my products get in touch and meet me in Vilnius or shop online (if you don’t mind waiting for your package longer and possibly getting it only after Christmas).

Here are a few moments from the Christmas market organised by Commune Art…

Upcoming Christmas Markets & Notebook Workshop. Vilnius, Lithuania, 2016

As you might have noticed, I am back in my home city Vilnius, at least for now. Since there will be quite a few Christmas markets around, I decided to use this opportunity to present my work in Lithuania for the first time. Also I will be doing a bookbinding workshop, where you will be able to create your own beautiful notebook.

And now put these dates on your calendars or follow the news on Facebook event pages:

Get a unique handmade gift this Christmas! Or make one yourself! 🙂

Free Shipping all the way till Christmas!

I have good news for you all! I know that many of you leave Christmas shopping for the last minute, so I decided to extend free shipping all the way till Christmas. And now it is available on both of my online shops – here through my website and on Etsy!

Just choose free Christmas shipping option when you’re ready to pay 🙂

P.S. For Etsy use coupon code BESTGIFT at the checkout.

Also some new items added! Enjoy!

 

PopUp Shop at Coffee1 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Here they come – Christmas events!

I am starting this holiday season with a Pop-Up shop just for two hours at Coffee1. As you might have guessed the event is going to take place in a cafe, located in the old town of my hometown Vilnius. I will be there this Wednesday, 23rd of November from 5 to 7 pm. So if you have a moment and you are in Vilnius, please come around!

There will be great coffee from Mexico and other parts of the world. And, of course, unique handmade Christmas gifts!

Find out more about this event here.