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From table to couch. I found this old handwoven tablecloth in a charity-shop a while back, and have been wanting to make a little pillow for my couch. I found the perfect inner-pillow with feathers, and it was quick to se it together along the sides in the back, turn it, and sew together the […]
What is this, you say? Lacy underwear? Where? All I can see are two men! Two men? What are they doing here? No, there are more! Many more! Freestyle machine-embroidered faces. Some with beards, some with glasses, some with mustaches, some bald, all men. Why, it´s a bra! From a distance it may look like your […]
Gimme, gimme, gimme… a man after midnight! (quote: Abba) Hopefully you can see that it´s men here. But you´ll never guess exactly what I´m making!?!
Working hard with my Textile culture project. Staying focused. Experimenting. Producing. Thinking. Writing. Evaluating.
Time is not just used for pre-Christmas workshops. I´ve also been busy trying to work with my Textile Culture paper. The subject is self-choosen, and I´ve chosen to work with freestyle machine-embroidery on water soluble fabric. Freestyling within the embroidery frame. It´s always fascinating to see how the fabric dissolves itself in water. […]
Finally! I finally tried hand-spinning! Below is my teacher, Vigdis, demonstrating a Norwegian spinning wheel. She also taught us how to use a hand-spindle. It´s pretty difficult to photograph and spin at the same time, so I only have photos of the finished work, and not the process. I bought some fiber at Etsy, the […]
Looking for one thing, often leads me to find something completely different. Today I found a knitted house I made about 25 years ago, while still a student. It´s about 20×30 cm. It was an interesting experiment, changing all the colors, going back and forth. I soon discovered that it would be easier to knit […]
October´s textile culture gathering was in Bergen, visiting museums, galleries and other places of interest. A few photos to share some fascinating textiles with you. First up is perhaps the most exotic one: remnants from an old viking-grave. Which means that the bits a pieces above are around one thousand years old! The next piece […]
“I like big books, and I cannot lie… trall-la-la-la-la…” If you´ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I make my own calendar-books. This time I wanted to go up a bit in size to a 15×20 cm (ca 5×7 inches). A big, bold and beautiful girly-girl on the front cover. The back-spine […]
A new workshop at the textile culture course, and another technique I have never tried before. Nålebinding is an old thread-binding technique, which the vikings used. So this is one of the original techniques, long before crochet and knitting. Knitting, which is popular today, didn´t become a common knowledge/skill until the 17th century. This is what […]« Previous Entries