It is a project set up by two passionate people, a weaver Helena Loermans and a painter and art historian Marta Pokojowczyk. The authors are creating handwoven canvases with European hemp and linen yarn both natural and in colour. With respect for the basis of both crafts artists construct unique and composed textures which may interact with paints. This crosses between two disciplines; weaving and painting. Our studios are located in Odemira, Portugal and Wroclaw, Poland. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us by an email: or Welcome and enjoy, Helena and Marta.

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canvas on which Diego Velasquez painted 'Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness' , ca. 1622

we will soon start to weave a linen reconstruction of the canvas...
made with ; MacOs Weave it Pro.
A similar draft you can find in the XVI century book , rewritten on
In the footseps of El Greco and unique textured canvases. The "Ecstasy of St. Francis" in Diocesan Museum in Siedlce, Poland. In 2017 we continue our project based on recreation of handwoven canvases used by painters through centuries. 

Loermans & Pokojowczyk reunion in Poland! On a route of textured canvases (and warm coffeehouses;) Positive brainstorming...

The authors: Marta Pokojowczyk and Helena Loermans

Władysław Ślewiński

Władysław Podkowiński

Francesco Furini

twill canvas, Jan Matejko, "Konrad Wallenrod"

'mantelillo veneziano' canvas, woven by Hempweavers

time for a break... ;)

What is hidden at the back of the painting...? Visiting Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main. 

James Ensor, one of my favourite painter.
Our new handwoven canvases, 130 x 140 cm each.

Hempweavers is one from five nominees to the Revista Mais Alentejo Award in the category ‘Mais Iniciativa':) If you like our project, vote for us! Here are a few suggestions how to do that:
- go to
- clic on the link 'Eventos'.
- clic on the link 'Gala dos Prémios Mais Alentejo 2016'.
- you will find the complete list of all the categories and nominees.
- for a valid voting it’s necessary to vote in all categories for one nominee.

Thank you!