Whoehoe !!! I’m over the moon Look what came in today. My brand-new collection “Summer Flower” tea towels. This is part 1 of my Botanical collection. I’m making a collection of industrial woven, handwoven, luxury woven home/personal accessoires and handmade art. These towels are for sale via PM and soon in my shop. Designed by me, woven by the famous Ekelund Weavers (Sweden). A big thank you Ekelund.
Weaving and ceramics go together perfectly. So besides following colleague weavers, I love to be inspired by what other artisanal workers do. Becoming friends with Juliette happened at the right moment. Keramiek Juliette makes gorgeous ceramics. You definitely should check her website. A few months ago, our mutual friend Ronald brought us into contact with each other. We had a lovely inspiring chat and found out that we both would love to try out a collaboration. Neither one of us has done this before, so we had to set a few goals for ourselves. That’s why we decided to make a wallhanging. A double weaving and ceramics. Both handwoven and handformed of course. If you are curious about what we’ve accomplished, just stay in touch and check out our websites to see the final result !
We are so excited that we can’t wait to give a small sneak peek …. In a later post we will share more details and info about our collaboration and the process. More of my weavings can be found here and here. More of Juliette’s ceramics can be found here and here.
Weaving a vintage moose wall art on my 16-shaft loom was always on my to-do list. I finally decided to spend some time designing this in a 16-shaft summer & winter technique. Eva Stossel has written a nice blog about this summer & winter technique. Summer & winter is a Scandinavian block weaving, woven with 2 shuttles. It’s special because the front and back are inverted. In the old days, plaids woven with this technique were very common in Sweden. During winter they showed one side of the plaid, in summer they showed the other side. So a wallhanging, plaid or table runner made with this technique can be displayed both ways. Because I wanted to have an ‘old Scandinavian’ vintage look, I choose green alpaca for the pattern and unbleached cottolin for the ground cloth. The moose are separated by a ‘green lawn’ in silk yarn.
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