Teresa Almeida
New York, New York

Galo de Barcelos

Teresa Almeida is a Portuguese artist, designer, educator and producer currently living and working in New York City. She is a graduate from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. Her work with wearable technologies and textiles led her to rediscover knitting last summer.

The Galo de Barcelos is a charismatic character from a Portuguese popular ancient story which nowadays can be found in all kinds of household and touristic souvenirs from t-shirts, magnets, pens, coasters to mouse pads. The first experiments involved cotton yarn, several colors, days and some despair. The final work was made with acrylic yarn from Tricots Brancal, Covilhã in Portugal sent by Teresa’s mother. This was the first time Teresa used knitPro.

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