fredag 21 november 2014

Adventsfika

Välkomna på adventsfika på Alice Lund Textiliers ateljé tisdag den 2 december kl 16.00!

Welcome to Alice Lund Textilier Tuesday December 2nd at 16.00 for coffe and treats celebrating that Christmas is getting closer!


tisdag 18 november 2014

Exhibition: Wålstedts - treasure of Sweden

There is another interesting exhibition going on right now. Wålstedts have an exhibition in Stockholm at a new gallery in the old town, Galleri Yamanashi. Besides selling their wonderful yarns you can also see work from textile artists and craftsmen who work with Wåstedts yarns. For example there is a Helena Hernmarck tapestry on show. During the exhibition there will be different workshops and seminars, more information here. I will be talking about Alice Lund Textilier on December 4th, I hope to see you there!

Helena Hernmarck's "Tulip Pair" at Galleri Yamanashi.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Wålstedts exhibition at galleri Yamanashi
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Wålstedts exhibition at galleri Yamanashi
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Wålstedts exhibition at galleri Yamanashi
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

tisdag 11 november 2014

Vernissage; "Låt oss gå in för mattor"

This Saturday we had the opening of Alice Lund Textilier's exhibition "Låt oss gå in för mattor" about the studio's rugs. Here is an article about the exhibition from a local newspaper. Pär, who had helped me with photographing for the exhibition was kind enough to take some photos from Saturday's events. So if you don't have the possibility to see the show here is a sneak-peek.

Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson


Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson

Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson

Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson

Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson
Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson

Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson

Utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor", Konsthallen Borlänge bibliotek
Foto: Pär K Olsson

tisdag 4 november 2014

Waiting for Saturday

The preparations for the exhibition opening on Saturday is well under way. All of these rugs are just waiting to be rolled out. Only a few days left!


Rugs at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

torsdag 30 oktober 2014

Thinking about rugs

Since our exhibition about Alice Lund Textilier's rugs is opening in a week I have been thinking a lot about rugs. And most of all the amazing treasure of patterns that we have in our archive. It seems I am not alone in taking an interest in Scandinavian rugs. A couple of weeks ago Bukowskis had their modern auction. There was a lot of interesting Swedish rugs being sold, primarely from Märta Måås Fjetterström but also from Agda Österberg and Sigvar Bernadotte. The interest from the collector's was high and most of the rugs went for double or triple the estimated price. It is great to see that the interest for high quality rugs is growing. That means that these artworks will be appreciated and taken care of for many more years. Here are some examples from the auction. You can see all of the rugs here.

Rug "Wahlund" by Agda Österberg 1958
Photo: www.bukowskis.com
Rug "Blåbär, mörk" by Barbro Nilsson for ABMMF
Photo: www.bukowskis.com

Rug "Salerno blå" by Barbro Nilsson for ABMMF
Photo: www.bukowskis.com

fredag 24 oktober 2014

"Låt oss gå in för mattor"

Välkomna till utställningen "Låt oss gå in för mattor" på Konsthallen på Borlänge bibliotek! Utställningen handlar om Alice Lund Textiliers vackra mattor, både i nutid och dåtid. Varmt välkomna!

Welcome to an exhibition about Alice Lund Textilier's rugs at Borlänge library!


måndag 13 oktober 2014

Exhibition: "Taktil Historia"

Last week I visited Almgrens Sidenväveri, an old silk mill in central Stockholm. Today Almgrens is a museum but they also have some of the old jacquard looms going. The weaver Sonja is doing an important cultural contribution in exploring and maintaining the knowledge of how these looms can be used. It is always a treat to talk to her, so if you visit the museum make sure to ask her about the weaving.

I've written about this place several times before - besides being an interesting environment with the old silk mill they also have collaborations with contemporary textile artists. Plus I've worked there as a guide during my studies which makes my relationship with the museum even more special. 

Right now they have an exhibition in collaboration with FAS, Fiber Art Sweden, a group of Swedish textile artists. The exhibition is called "Taktil Historia" (Tactile History) and is the first exhibition in a three year long collaboration between FAS and Almgrens exploring silk in our time. It was a very interesting exhibition and I look forward to follow this project in the coming years.

Here are my favorites from the exhibition;

Maria Hägglund
Maria Hägglund "Minne" på Almgrens Sidenväveri
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

 Carina Gardefjord
Carina Gardefjord "Det sitter i väggarna" på Almgrens Sidenväveri
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

And of course Sonja's jacquard loom...
Almgrens Sidenväveri
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB