New Hand Lab, Portugal – Open Call 

Open Call for Cut and build Burel by Miguel Gigante  

To provide the experience of working with an ancestral and representative fabric  of a territory, is the motto of the workshop “Cut and build Burel”. 

The training will have three stages. First, to know the technical characteristics of  Burel, its historical purpose, as well as its geographical and social context.  Second, to work with the tools suitable for the proper cut and handling. It is also  important to understand the adaptation necessary to the modeling of this specific  fabric. Third, to know how to sew, both manually and with a sewing machine, the  elements that compose a full piece.  

In the process, all students will have the opportunity to choose what they want to  create, whether it is an art installation, clothing or a piece of decoration.  

The workshop will end with a day-long showcase where the students will expose  and explain their process and creative choices. 

This workshop takes place between April and July 2021 in New Hand Lab.


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Applications open until: 11th of April 2021.