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Yolanda Andrés

Yolanda Andrés Embroiderer
Contact
Spanish, French
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 11:00 - 14:00 / 17:00 - 20:00
Phone:
+34 910260742
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The thread of memory

  • • Yolanda has embroidered since she was six years old
  • • She translates her ideas through threads and stitches
  • • She aims to convey warmth and authenticity in her work

The story of Yolanda Andrés is similar to many other artisans: a childhood passion developed into a profession. She began to embroider at the age of six and has never stopped. The women of her family – mother, grandmother, aunts – were her first teachers, handing down their love for the craft. From northern Spain, her family also manufactured textiles, especially linen, so that was the first fabric Yolanda used. Over the years her studies in painting and graphic design, as well a course at Lessage in Paris, allowed her to nourish and refine her craft. Ten years ago the little girl who began this craft by embroidering cherries opened her very own workshop.

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Works

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Alcachofa

This colourful artichoke, part of a series, was hand embroidered, with the finishing details done by machine. Natural cotton thread in various dyed colours was used on a grey linen canvas. As each artichoke is created by hand, no two are the same and they may vary in colour, form and type of stitches used.

Height 23 cm
Width 23 cm

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Hen

This colourful hen was hand embroidered using cotton thread in various colours on a grey linen fabric. A multitude of colours and embroidery techniques bring the hen out of the canvas in a subtle play of relief and colour.

Height 35 cm
Width 30 cm

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Arty trees

These embroidered, floating, tree-like shapes, part of a series, were hand embroidered, with the finishing details done by machine. Natural cotton thread in various dyed colours was used on a grey linen canvas. As each tree is created by hand, no two are the same and they may vary in colour, form and type of stitches used.

Height 46 cm
Width 30 cm

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Butterfly

This colourful detail from an embroidery features two flying butterflies over a brown twig. The scene was embroidered using different coloured cotton threads on grey linen fabric. A multitude of colours and embroidery techniques bring the butterflies to life through a subtle play of relief and colour.

Height 25 cm
Width 40 cm

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