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My friend with the Indian-inspired room stopped by yesterday with a plain, old lampshade she wanted to give a mini-make-over. Using a piece of silk brocade and spray-on glue, it was done in five minutes. (So fast, I didnt have time to photograph the beginning) We sprayed the glue on the shade, carefully wrapped the […]
In addition to the safety-shoes and the gas-mask, I need a tool belt. Like most work-clothes/uniforms/ safety-objects&clothing, the tool-belts are a) expensive and b) ugly. So being a costume-designer/maker, I decided to make my own tool-belt! I got this leather skirt at a charity-shop for $3. I cut the two lower front panels off the […]
It´s been on my mind to use some of all the fabric-swatches and try-outs from my reactive fabric-dyeing class earlier this spring. So my private project this weekend was to make a toiletry-bag. Through the years I´ve found that a square form is a lot better than any rounded or shapeless version. This is both […]
I admit it. Sometimes I work incredibly slow! I finally finished the last of my christmas-presents from 2012…. ups… A soft, lime-colored, mohair crochet shawl for my dark-haired sister-in-law. Even though the calendar says summer, it can be cold, so it wont be THAT long until she can use it. Unfortunately.
Topping today´s to-do-list was sewing some big, red dices. Not so much to be used as indeed dices, but to be used as stools in the upcoming play Far, Far Away. Opening nigh is in only 8 days, I thought I´d better get a move on it! It can be a bit hassling to get […]
Here is my second tote bag finished. I´ve made three different designs all together, two of them connected to my H O M E -exhibition. I´ll show you the third one later this summer The text is from my “On the shores”-poem, and says: Where the ancient slopes of naked rocks patiently listen to […]
It´s here! A big package filled with cotton twill fabric. It is more than a little cool seeing my own design on the fabric. My plan is to make tote bags from it. Unfortunately it didn´t make it in time for the exhibition opening, but I´ll make some tonight and stop by tomorrow with the […]
These summer-colored pillows are all one-of-a-kind. With my silkscreen I have worked with different color-combinations, letting one color overlap the other where the sea is. Outside the sun is shining, it´s summer-warm and it makes me happy beyond words!
Third day of the workshop and I´m ecstatic to learn a technique I´ve wondered about for over 20 years. I know it doesn´t look like much in the pictures, but you can truly make astounding pieces of art this way. It´s all about knowing a bit about the qualities or qualifications of the different fabrics […]
About a decade ago I designed a summer uniform for the local guide company. It was loosley based on a viking pattern. With a belt with the text from the nearby church. (One of the oldest in Norway) The text is the old latin “Ave Maria, Gracia Plena, Dominus Sanctus” written old-style. The dresses have […]« Previous Entries