Weaver Helena Loermans and painter, art historian Marta Pokojowczyk have recreated the XVI century linen canvas on which El Greco painted 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'

‘Handwoven Canvas by Loermans & Pokojowczyk’ is a project set up by these two people, who are passionate about the use of linen yarns in the production of canvases. It has developed since 2014 when Marta attended Helena’s Handwoven Textiles Atelier in Portugal under the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme.

The recreation of the historical linen canvases follows in the footsteps of the old masters and weavers, connecting craft, art, history and science.

In Helena's atelier in Odemira you will find the Laboratory for Handwoven Canvas where she recently recreated the XVII century linen canvas on which Diego Velazquez painted 'Saint John in the Wilderness'.

...our research and recreations are inspiring other scientists ...

...great to see that our research and recreation has inspired scientists for the INTERSECTIONS Conference in London by Loughborough University Textile Design Research Group.
See the whole, very interesting article in http://www.lboro.ac.uk/…/d…/Litherland_INTERSECTIONS2017.pdf

Thanks ICCROM ...

..feeling so grateful to ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, for sending me a copy of the article in which all the information is written about the 'mantelillo veneziano' on which El Greco painted 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz' . I can now weave a recreation as close as possible to the original one...
...sinto me grato a ICCROM ( International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) por me enviar uma cópia do artigo em que está toda a informação sobre a tela em que El Greco pintou 'El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz' Agora posso tecer uma recreação o mais igual do original...

...handwoven recreation in the original density of the canvas on which Diego Velazquez painted in the XVII century....

 The original graphic draft of the canvas I found in a journal article  published by: The Art Institute of Chicago; Saint John in the Wilderness: Observations on Technique, Style, and Authorship http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/6831 To weave the recreation I had to adapt a similar draft in a book @ Handweaving.net.  I used a nice weaving software to do so.... Linen from Safilin

...happy to share the news of being welcome in the restoration department of the National Gallery in London to study x ray images from the canvas that Titian used for the Vendramin Family.
Great to attempt to reconstruct also that canvas in the Laboratory for Handwoven Canvas in Odemira.
...feliz por partilhar a noticia de estar bem vinda no departamento de restauro do National Gallery em Londres para estudar as imagens raio-x da tela que o Ticiano usou para a 'Vendramin Family'.
Fantastico desafio para o Laboratório de Telas Manuais em Odemira.

Vendramin Family

thanks Safilin for sponsoring our project

The Laboratory for Handwoven Canvas received this beautiful linen to weave reconstructions with Northern European linen, probably used as well in XVI and XVII century. Thanks a lot to Safilin for sponsoring this project.
O Laboratório para Telas Manuais recebeu hoje este lindo fio de linho para reconstruir telas com linho do Norte de Europa, muito provavelmente usado também no século XVI e XVII.
Um grande obrigada a Safilin por patrocinaram este projeto.