Smilte Diliunaite

Smilte Diliunaite

Smilte Diliunaite

COURSE: Textiles 2018

Pathway: Embroidered Textiles

Struktūrų Tyrimai. Contemporary Traditions

This textile design project aims to embrace craftsmanship and transfer traditional weave and embroidery skills through contemporary techniques.

. Woven, hand and digitally stitched designs can be applied decoratively as couture and bespoke placement elements in fashion or interiors.

In a fast-paced world, slowing down and appreciating the simplicity and beauty of detailed tactility can help to reconnect. Looking at the unfamiliar Lithuanian heritage, traditional ways of making clothing and textiles gives an opportunity to explore the relationship between hand crafts and the contemporary machine. Exploration of geometries in captured shadows, architecture and Lithuanian folk crafts is portrayed through technical use of intricate hand stitch, mathematical weave and digital embroidery.
Use of contemporary metallic threads on natural fibres such as silk, cotton, linen and wool, creates an impression of elegance and luxuriousness to the embroidered designs. Manipulating the technicalities of traditional whitework stitches by combining, replacing and directing them in unexpected ways creates new possibilities for renewing and preserving the craft.