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