doubleMEtric is a set of three carpets and jacquard fabric, devoted to Bialystok
double fabric. This project was inspired by
Prof. Bolesław Tomaszkiewicz’s retrospective exhibition at the Central Museum of
Textiles in Łódź in 2014. The topic of the Bialystok double fabric was the starting
point for getting to know the ancient weaving techniques used in Podlasie. As a
young designer, I find it important to learn about the traditions and gain the
experience in order to create new and original forms.
The main objectives of this project were the analysis and application of the weaving
technique. Geometry, space division, and pure form are the three main features I was
focused on. Industrial carpets and jacquard fabric are in black and white, and the
hand-woven carpet, which may be characterized by its structure and pile thanks to
the use of various weaving techniques, is in grey. The pattern plays the main role in
this project, as it is complemented by the structure of the woven carpet. It is very
important for me to combine modern techniques with handicrafts and the use of
The main concept behind this project was to learn about the ancient weaving
technique used in the Podlasie in the 18th century (it is still known and used by a few
people). Tradition is a very important element of design as it helps us get to know
ourselves, our origins, and improve ourselves by implementing new projects.
Knowing crafts and folk arts strengthens the creativity and cultivates vernacular
cultural values. The two-warp cloth weaving is a cultural and craft treasure that
encourages to take action.