Someone is building something in the woods behind our house. I don’t know who or why, but I do find it quite beautiful. I keep coming back to this place because this construction has been ever-changing over the years – once it looked like an ordinary campsite, another time it rather had the vibe of a pagan altar… And now this “hut”.
New year, new projects.
Researching and collecting material for another follow-up to The Last Girl in the Woods, a project that comes into its third year this year. There's just so much more to do.
First of all came the bark boats, developing into an installation, later distilled in the pages of a zine.
Now, I'm looking forward to approaching LGW through working with costume, garments and such.
1. Diapositive taken by my grandmother
2. Twig weaving
Granliden Mittens are now available at Japanese online store SöPö Department! Looking really good, making me feel like a proud mother.
7 colours - Indigo, Coschenille and four Lichen dyes. And Scallops prints.
I'm particularly happy about the cute styling - the mittens go very well with Japanese pine cones too!
A couple of weeks ago, I got involved in a new project. It's called "Tales from the Woods" - and what could suit me better?
So, in a few months time, I will be headed to my residency at Lukkeskåra/Rådlausjuvet in southern Norway. And then to Estonia! But my research starts now - I will share the process here on my blog.
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The photos above are from my latest edition of my exam work installation "The Last Girl in the Woods". Staged in our barn in August.
This is what I do these days. Knit knit. Orders keep coming in. I'm looking at alternative ways of production due to the workload recently gone massive. A very pleasant problem to solve. So I just want to say thank you - all of you who appreciate my work, for making it possible for me to do what I love most ♥
The indigo and rose dyes are two of my absolute favourite ones - and there are quite a few to choose from. I might be able to knit one more pair from the rose dye. Just saying. That's also something I love about this entire project - the evanescence if you will. All things must pass.
The Basar was quite a success! People "broke" in ten minutes before the official starting time, and from then and for 3 hours ahead the space was completely jam-packed!
I sold mittens, vintage clothes, prints and zines and barely had time to take a sip of tea in between. I enjoyed it enormously! It's always so much fun to meet all you people, with your sweet compliments and pep talk. Knitting and studio work can sometimes be a little lonely, so I really need to get out there every once in a while.
And once again, Bergslagsgatan teamed up with Up the Wooden Hills, sharing a stand. Our things go very well together, both in concept and colour scheme :)
I will tell you more about the vintage part of this soon. It's an idea I'm testing - a way of expanding my webshop...
In the meantime, please enjoy the three photos I managed to take during the busy busy Basar! There are perhaps a few more snaps over at Instagram. Also, check out the #basargbg hashtag to see more of the other vendors.
Last time was so much fun, and I'm so looking forward to doing this again. Such a nice and relaxed atmosphere, great company and loads of energy!
This time around I will bring the obvious Granliden Mittens, as well as some prints and zines. And! I will do a little field trial, bringing a small but dainty selection of vintage clothes and shoes. Something I might introduce in the webshop soon...
Those of you who will be in Gothenburg on the 28th, pop by and say hello!