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

fredag 13 juni 2014

Collaboration

This year a weaving student, Ikumi, from Sätergläntan has had the opportunity to do a project in collaboration with Alice Lund Textilier. In the archives at the studio there is a lot of wonderful original designs from the textile artist Alice Lund. Ikumi's task was to choose one of a selection of rug designs by Alice Lund. Then she was to make an interpretation of the design and weave a flat weave rug. It was not an easy task to take on! There were several technical challenges with the pattern as well as the interpretation of the colors. This is the beautiful result. Thank you Ikumi for your work! 

Ikumi with the flat weave rug inspired by an Alice Lund design.
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
And this is the original design by Alice Lund.

Design for rug by Alice Lund, Alice Lund Textilier AB
Copyright: Alice Lund Textilier AB

torsdag 5 juni 2014

A glimpse from the loom

Here is a glimpse from the loom right now; a beautiful, mild rosepath rug called "Lundmattan".

In the loom: rosepath rug "Lundmattan" by Alice Lund
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB