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Today´s little creative project: sail-painting. I was asked to paint the logo of a local firm on a couple of miniature sails for this model wooden boat. The boat is a completely handmade replica of an “Oselvar” a regional version of the rowing boat. The logo is hand painted, freestyle, with fabric paint.
I am once again a student! I´ve signed up for a part-time course in TextileCulture. So two days a month, I´ll be joining a group of other women, learning in-depth about our textile heritage and future. The first two days I attended was all about carding and spinning. (I made up the word yarning, well-knowing […]
One of the costumes in Perplex is for a viking valkyrie. Her armored top is being made in super-soft metal-layered leather. The bra-piece has a freely drawn on pattern, which is sewn down by hand. The inner layer is from an old 60s bra-inlay, so the shape of the breasts are now very “optimistic” Still […]
It´s almost a tradition now. Giving my brother-in-law something home-sewn for the kitchen. He and my sister are about to get a new kitchen, so I thought it might be a good chance to make him new curtains. They´re in linen with silk hearts appliquéd on, and with a freestyle machine-embroidered text on it. The […]
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 […]« Previous Entries