tisdag 23 september 2014

VÄV2014

What a wonderful week in Umeå! Thousends of weavers and a lot of positive energy. I talked so much that I forgot to take pictures but here is where we spent most of our time, at Alice Lund Textilier's booth. We brought a Helena Hernmarck tapestry "Tulip Pair" that got a lot of attention. Many weavers had their noses in the weave to analyze the technique and yarns...  A big thank you to Ebba, Inger and Evy who helped spread the word about Alice Lund Textilier to people from all over the world.


Alice Lund Textilier's booth at VÄV2014 in Umeå
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

torsdag 11 september 2014

Tulips in Umeå

Welcome to visit Alice Lund Textilier's booth at Väv2014 in Umeå next week! We will, amongst other things, bring a small tapestry "Two Tulips" by Helena Hernmarck. So if you are interested in the Hernmarck-technique or want to know more about our work at Alice Lund Textilier, we will be there throughout the whole weaving fair. I am sure it will be wonderful days filled with hand-weaving, yarns and textile art.

Here are two other beautiful tulip tapestries by Helena Hernmarck, woven at Alice Lund Textilier in 2004.

Helena Hernmarck's "Spring Tulips" 2004, woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Andrew de Lory

Helena Hernmarck's "Seven Tulips", 2004 woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Helena Hernmarck's "Seven Tulips", 2004 woven at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

fredag 5 september 2014

In the loom: Lundmattan

In the loom: a wonderful rosepath rug "Lundmattan", design by Alice Lund.

Wonderful yarns for a rosepath rug
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Alice Lund's "Lundmattan", a rosepath rug in wool
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

måndag 1 september 2014

Gold, gold, gold

It isn't just sketches, photographs and samples that has survived over the years at the studio. We also have a lot of materials and tools left - some we still use today. Here are some samples of our selection of gold threads and ribbons. Often used in the production of church textiles.

Gold, gold, gold at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

onsdag 27 augusti 2014

From the archives: Chasubles

The research project I just started focuses on Sofia Widén's chasubles (mässhakar) from 1952-1961. The first thing I am doing is an inventory of all of the chasubles made according to the order books from that time. This information I can most of the time match with a photography, an original sketch and samples of all of the materials used in the process of making it. Quite amazing that so much has been saved all these years! Here is what it can look like.

Information from the archives of a chasuble by Sofia Widén
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
And another example, a green chasuble for Gryts church in Stjärnhov from 1953.The chasuble was made by a silk damask fabric called "Småkors" (Small Crosses) also designed by Sofia Widén.

The order book of Sofia Widén Textilier April 1952-Dec 1953
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Design for a green chasuble to Gryts church by Sofia Widén
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Photograph of a green chasuble to Gryts church by Sofia Widén
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Samples of the materials used for a chasuble to Gryts church
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB


onsdag 20 augusti 2014

Back to work...

After a long vacation we have opened the studio again. This summer has been great, nice weather and I've had several weeks off. That makes it even more fun to get back to work - rested and ready for everything this fall has to bring. At it is quite a lot... For instance there will be a big hand weaving fair in Umeå in September, VÄV2014. And in November Alice Lund Textilier will have an exhibition on rugs in Borlänge Biblioteks Konsthall. And of course there is some interesting things going on in the looms as well... Right now we are making a sample weave, trying out the right colours for a flatweave rug designed by Alice Lund. We will start the weaving on that later this fall. Here is the sample in the loom;

Sample weaving at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

onsdag 25 juni 2014

Summer vacation

This year I am going to spend most of my vacation in our house in Dalarna. Hopefully it will be some long, sunny weeks and will try to do as little as possible. That means it will probably be a bit more quite here on the blog than usual. But I will be back in August again, with some new energy and new thoughts on hand weaving and textile art.

Our house in Dalarna, an old missionary church
Photo: Frida Lindberg