Monday, 29 June 2015

The Forest Fairy - Idrija Lace

The winter of 2014 saw crushing blizzards hit Slovenia and cover most of the country in four inches of ice, dismantling power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity or warmth in their homes. Many individuals were left stranded deep in the countryside without any contact with others for days, most notably a group of miners from the town of Idrija who were left to fend for themselves when their camp got snowed in. After shivering their way through three days on little food, they began to lose their sanity and it is said that just as they were approaching total despair. Several of the group encountered an odd spiritual being known to locals as Gozdna Vila – or in English: the forest fairy.

For centuries the townspeople of Idrija have spoken of mysterious encounters with this fairy; she is said to appear to those who are in the lowest form of health and her presence is famous for reinvigorating their minds and giving them hope. She glows a brilliant white and is a source of light for those in darkness.

A local woman, Vera Velikajne, created this impression of the Gozdna Vila using the special Idrija lace technique. The design, measuring two metres long, was formed by using white cotton thread and metal wires, so that the shape of a body is visible.

Photographer Matevž Kocjan captured her beauty while walking in the woods. 

designer: Marita Wrong
handmade: Vera Velikajne
written by Tom Matthews

Idrija Lace Festival - Night exhibition of our handmade Idrija Lace designs in a miner's glass house named Rastlinjak

mentored by prof. Vera Sešlar Založnik
blacksmith: Miha Krištof

Friday, 26 June 2015

Pink Neon Textile Necklace

Today I made a textile necklace and bracelet. It's pink, it's noticeable, it's unique and handmade. Love it!

design: Marita Wrong

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Kvazar Lamp

Textile Project - a handmade lamp inspired by "explosions". You can regulate the amount of light by unzipping the openings. 

 My lamp was also shown at Month of Design in Ljubljana

Fossil - Reflection

This dress was inspired by Fossilsancient imprints that have withstood the ravages of time. Using crocheting techniques, I have brought organic forms and patterns back to life. Just like fossils, traditional handicrafts, such as crocheting, are precious gifts from the past that need to be appreciated and nourished.


dress: Marita Wrong
photo: Helena Milost
mua: Maruša Val
model: Eva Kofol

Fast Forward

My new yarn, a detail of my work and my finished top :)

design: Marita Wrong
photo: Helena Milost
mua: Biljana Babič
model: Vesn Božič

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Showcase - London Fashion Week

Showcasing my label Marita Wrong at BomBonniere for London Fashion Week. This is my last event for this week. Come and visit our pop-up store #Talents.

DinabyLisa wearing my crochet top 

More photos here