måndag 28 april 2014

From shadow to light

There is an unusual activity at the studio right now. Twelve weavers are here trying to learn Helena Hernmarck's weaving technique. During two weeks they learn from Helena Hernmarck and Alice Lund Textilier's weaver Ebba Bergström and try to make a small tapestry of their own in the loom. This year we had the theme "Tulips" so right now a lot of wonderful flowers are being created in the looms. If you are in the neighbourhood we will have an open house on Thursday (16.00-18.00) and hopefully by then several of the tapestries will be out of the loom. Here are some pictures of the creative chaos that is our studio at the moment.

Helena Hernmarck showing her technique in the loom
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

There are both beginners and advanced students in the class, the beginners weave a picture in black and white while the more advanced students explore a picture in color.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

The beginners start by making a sample weave before starting on weaving their tulip.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

 We also make several excursions during the course, here is a picture from Wålstedts textile mill that we visited on Saturday.
Spinning wool yarn at Wålstedts
Photo: Allice Lund Textilier AB

torsdag 24 april 2014

Helena Hernmarck's "Passing Fall"

We had a wonderful time at the preview of Passing Fall last week. There was a lot of people and a great atmosphere. I talked to so many people that I forgot to take pictures, luckely we had a photographer taking pictures of the tapestry and the rug before everyone came. And today I got the pictures! So here is the first official picture of Helena Hernmarck's latest tapestry "Passing Fall", woven by Ebba Bergström and Tova Vibrant at Alice Lund Textilier's studio. Size 2,75m x 1,75m.

Helena Hernmarck's "Passing Fall" woven by Ebba Bergström and Tova Vibrant
Photo: Lars Dahlström

And the tapestry with Ebba, me, Helena and Tova!

Ebba, Frida, Helena and Tova in front of "Passing Fall" at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Lars Dahlström

onsdag 16 april 2014

Welcome to the studio tomorrow!

Tomorrow we have our viewing of Helena Hernmarck's "Passing Fall". The tapestry came up on the wall yesterday and it looks great. I feel very excited to show it tomorrow. Just in time for this event Ebba and Malin finished the flat weave rug by Folke Heybroek. So as an extra treat we will show that too! Can't wait for tomorrow! (If you don't have the possibility to come to the studio I will post some pictures on the blog as well...)

The finishing touches on a flat weave rug, at Alice Lund Textilier's studio
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

söndag 13 april 2014


Some wonderful colors of Alice Lund's rug "Hästtäcket".

Rose path rug "Hästtäcket" designed by Alice Lund in the 1940s
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

tisdag 8 april 2014

Paint with yarns

There are many exhibitions on textiles in Dalarna at the moment. The day after our preview of Passing Fall another textile event will take place in our surroundings. Nordic Tapestry, a group of weavers working in Helena's technique, will have an exhibition "Måla med garn" (Paint with yarns) in Tällberg. If you don't have the opportunity to see the exhibition live, they also have a very generous website with lots of pictures. Definitely something to recommend if you are interested in textile art. It is very interesting to see how the weaver's have interpreted Helena Hernmarck's technique and made it their own.