about

Lab O

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. Institutional support came in 2019 for research and a local exhibition. Travel support made two important presentations possible in 2019. If you consider to make a donation through Paypal please click the button below or send an email to canvas@labo.pt thank you !

My 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 my weaving studio
The project started when Marta Pokojowczyk came to Odemira in the ‘Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs’ programme in 2014. We started to weave canvases, others than in plain weave.



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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