Using What's There

Using What’s There

Using What’s There is a sustainable textile collaboration between Alice Spadaro and Marble Matter. The project aims to show people how easily beautiful textures, colors and shapes can be sourced in what we often categorize as waste. Our four tapestries are made entirely out of natural fiber scraps from Marble Matter. Alice respected the shapes of the cut offs when she designed the organic patterns, which is why you can observe a number or irregular and odd forms in all of the pieces. The array of color meeting the eye, does not convey a Mediterranean palette. However, all colors are gathered in Barcelona and nearby area. You can consult the pantone swatch cards to see the origin of the various hues and tones. Looking at these pieces we want you to reflect upon the incredible opportunities waste holds, and to help you along, we have created a workshop that will encourage you do so! 

The Workshop.

On the 3rd of March from 10.00-13.00 at Espacio 88, Alice Spadaro and Marble Matter invite you to learn how to dye fabric with locally sourced materials. During the workshop we will cover the basic principles of natural dyeing, dye cellulose and protein fibers as well as talk about how and where to gather dye materials. Finally, we will discuss how to combine colors and textures into patchwork like pieces. The price is 65€ and includes all materials and a manual.

Julie Bak-Christensen