Hello, my name is Silvia.
I was born in Barcelona, I have been in Scotland for more than 9 years, living, working and studying, it is still deep in my heart, but now I am back in Barcelona.
Studying Art & Design I discovered printing and etching, I felt drawn to textile art using Collagraphs, this brought me to study Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior&Art) at Heriot-Watt University.
A curiosity (or not 😊) is that my grandmother was a weaver, and my grandfather was a loom technical engineer, the first time I smelt my hands while passing the warp threads through the loom, it was like smelling him, a combination of metal and oil, somehow I connected with something so deep as an untold experience, weaving became part of myself.
While I was studying I worked for the Charity Turning Point Scotland, working with inclusion and art, I was an Arts&Cratfs Coordinator focalising Art group and individual sessions with persons with physical and psychological functional diversities.
During the third year of my studies I found out a free weaving style called "Saori© - the process of discovering the hidden power of creativity", originally from Japan, with the idea of "All is beauty and there are no mistakes", I felt in love with it when I saw that was an inclusive system approaching weaving to the whole community, I trained in Wales with Rosie Green at SAORImôr and currently I work with the style and philosophy of Saori© combined with contemporary textiles.
Last year of my BA, I got the Heriot-Watt Annual Fund to do Individual weaving sessions with 5 students from the department of Functional Diversities from Borders College, the work was amazing, hugely rewarding, the results were spectacular and I based my final year thesis on the relation between Weaving and Personal Wellbeing.
I founded Tejer y CreArte Studio, a place to share with you my passion for colours, weaving and the act of creating, I hope that you will enjoy it!