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©Jaroslav Bouma
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©Jaroslav Bouma

Gabriela Pustková

Gabriela Pustková Tapestry weaver
©Jaroslav Bouma

Drawing with yarn

  • • Gabriela made her own frame loom at home
  • • She takes part in contests and fairs
  • • She takes commissions from all over the world

As a girl, Gabriela Pustková loved to draw. She used to spend the whole summer holiday attending classes on figure drawing. Her hobby stuck, although she opted to study textile design when she went to university. When the time came to produce her degree work, she decided to unite the techniques she had mastered with her agelong passion. And she found her own, very personal, form of expression. "I draw with yarn. The tangibility of tapestry enables me to materialise my drawings. The sheep wool, with all its imperfections, enlivens the 2D sketch. You can almost sense the hard and thorough handiwork behind every piece." To make a single tapestry usually takes Gabriela around half a year. Yet the result is a soothing piece of art.

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Works

  • ©Jaroslav Bouma
  • ©Jaroslav Bouma
  • ©Jaroslav Bouma
Photo: ©Jaroslav Bouma
Woman I

Representative wall piece in sheep wool depicting a woman in profile. The tapestry was created with hand weaving techniques. Before starting the weaving, Gabriela spends hours dying the yarn, to find the perfect shades.

Photo: ©Jaroslav Bouma
Woman II

Representative wall piece in sheep wool depicting an almost abstract face of a woman. The tapestry was created with hand weaving techniques. Before starting the weaving, Gabriela spends hours dying the yarn, to find the perfect shades.

Photo: ©Jaroslav Bouma
Abstract bust

Representative wall piece in sheep wool depicting the bust of a woman in an abstract way. The tapestry was created with hand weaving techniques. Before starting the weaving, Gabriela spends hours dying the yarn, to find the perfect shades.

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