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Beata Wietrzyńska

Beata Wietrzyńska Weaver
Polish, English
By appointment only
+48 603862208
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A conversation with threads

  • • Beata is one of the founders of Nów, the New Craft Poland association
  • • She has collaborated for years with the Polish fashion designer Magda Butrym
  • • Her specialties are bead leno weave and deflected doubleweave

Beata Wietrzyńska is a psychologist by profession. Her path to becoming a professional textile weaver is a story with an almost 20 year interval. "My grandmother used to make rugs and linen cloth on a traditional loom. Needlework was always present in my family home," she says. After graduation Beata won a scholarship to spend a month at Lily Wesigerber Peters’ weaving studio in Luxembourg where she first learned to weave in 1993. "It was a revealing experience. The fabrics created there, though made in a traditional way, differed from folk fabrics I knew. They were more contemporary," she explains. When she came back to Poland, there were no institutions with the same modern approach to her beloved craft, so she focused on her work as a psychologist. In 2010, weaving appeared once more in her life, only this time it became her profession.

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  • © Beata Wietrzyńska
  • © Beata Wietrzyńska
  • © Beata Wietrzyńska
Photo: © Beata Wietrzyńska
Noughts and crosses I and II

These handwoven merino wool shawls were created for two women. Thanks to one of them, an old schoolmate, Beata gained a scholarship to study at Lily Wesigerber Peters’ weaving studio in Luxembourg where she first learned to weave in 1993. The other woman helps people to release pain, tension and repressed emotions by working with their bodies. Beata wanted to emphasize this energy through colours. The patterns differ a little, pulsing with different rhythms.

Length 205 cm
Width 66 cm

Photo: © Beata Wietrzyńska

This fabric is part of Beata Wietrzyńska’s Starry Night series. She started from a popular pattern and then, keeping to the rules of the deflected double-weave technique, experimented during the weaving process looking for the softness of curvy lines. The pattern is constantly repeated, like ocean's waves and clouds in the night sky, one by one.

Length 180 cm
Width 67 cm

Photo: © Beata Wietrzyńska
Pile of throws and shawls

These shawls are made from pure merino wool, and for the best results they are a little bit felted while wet finished. This is the result of Beata Wietrzyńska's studies on deflected double-weave techniques. Patterns for each colour combination were designed individually.

Length 220 cm
Width 75 cm

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