Lab O

Recovering and sharing knowledge of historic canvases

Founded by

Helena Loermans

Linking craft entrepreneurship
technology science and art-history

Lab O has been self funded and with support of family donors since 2014. Istitutional support came in 2019 for research and a local exhibition. Travel support made two important presentations possible in 2019.

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The weaving studio is located in the historic centre of Odemira, close to the Atlantic Ocean,
in Portugal and exists since 2000

Lab O is located in this studio
The project initiated when Marta Pokojowczyk came to Odemira in the ‘Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs’ programme in 2014.

The loom

All textiles are woven on this AVL Compu Dobby loom connected to a Mac Plus device.

The weave drafts are generated on Weavelt, a handwaving design software for Mac Os

my faithful JOIA



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