Risonanze Lab: Loving Ancient Textile TraditionsFrancesca Palange
After growing her fabric printing skills for over a decade within a social cooperative in Riccione, Italy, Simona Campagna decided it was time to express herself in a renewed way. A way that would allow her own sense of beauty and style to emerge, a path inspired by oriental patterns. Following this personal desire, Risonanze Lab was born, gathering Simona two passions: textile printing tradition of Romagna and woodworking.
Simona mostly produces furnishing fabrics and accessories, objects to be used, touched and lived in, that give a natural and original feel to the home. All the beautiful designs created by Risonanza Lab are made from natural fibres such as linen, jute and cotton, and can be used to give a natural and refined feel to different settings.
Hand printed textiles are an artisanal tradition exclusive to southern Romagna. As Simona tells, “according to tradition and the method which is used in Romagna, hand printing onto textile uses a technique called xylography, or woodcutting. Every printer in Romagna has its own stamp heritage. Generally, pear wood is used, as it is easy to cut and has few knots, but can also withstand the hammering.”
Unlike screen printing where shades are flat and colours are uniform, for various reasons hand printed designs can result in shadings and uneven distribution of the pigment, Simona explained to us. But how can you tell that a printed textile is from Romagna? Risonanza Lab’s creator reveals this in her lovely article, published in the 2015 Winter issue of No Serial Number Magazine.
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