As I have now been knitting the Granliden Mittens for several years (since 2011, more exactly), the supply of vegetable dyed yarns is decreasing. It was part of the upcycling investigation, both seeing how long it would last, and trying to communicate the finite nature of the mitten production to those who wanted to buy a pair. Get them now, or that particular colour will be gone forever! Certainly an odd way of running a business, the concept of development and growth being completely detached from the whole thing.
At the moment, as most of the balls of yarn has shrunk to the size of… let's say, a meatball, I needed to take a new direction.
As a way of using this material to the absolute end, I decided to make tinier patterns. They are inspired by or found in old pattern books, as well as old cross stitch samplers. So, here are the Sampler Mittens!
Available in the shop as from NOW.
The first project I've thrown myself into in 2015 is an illustration relay blog! Called STAND WHERE YOU DIG/STAND WHERE YOU'RE DIGGING, which we think is a good motto generally in life.
It's as simple as it sounds: The first person makes a picture, which the next person use as inspiration for the next picture - and so on! It's a project between myself, Angelica Edin, Katarina Frisö, Linn Schildt and Victoria Olsson-Bill.
Tomorrow is my day!
Let's start the new year with a small sale. When digging through my small supply of knitwear, I stumbled upon these two hats. Why aren´t they warming somebody's head somewhere in the world? Why did I keep them at the bottom of a box instead of putting them up for sale in the shop? Heaven knows, but it's been corrected now.
So, here are two fine Granliden Hats, one in Indigo and one in Cochineal dye, ready to be shipped. 40 € apiece! It's a medium fit, but quite stretchy. There are only these two. Proceed to the shop here!
Thanks to all of you who came to the Basar last Sunday! It was an intense couple of hours of meeting lots and lots of nice people, and having many good conversations. And as promised, I did a major shop update on December 1st - the day after.
At present, there are 10 colours available. They will be continuously updated over the next couple of weeks. Keep in mind that there are not more than maximum 3 pairs per colour - I'm actually about to run out of vegetable dyed yarn! So if you have a special dye in mind - get it!
And to make you even more inspired, I offer free shipping for two weeks, until December 14th! Just enter the code GRANLIDEN at checkout.
Enter the shop here!
Surely, I've been nerdy about cross stitch patterns and old samplers for a long time. But since working with the Fine Little Day book (where I did numerous illustrations combining cross stitch and watercolour) I really can't stop painting.
It's time for the last edition of Basar - the little design market I have been taking part in a couple of times the last two years. This one will of course be a Christmas market, taking place this Sunday at Storgatan 3 here in Gothenburg. More and updated info here. You can also find out more about all the goods and vendors on our Tumblr. There will be loads of good stuff for sure! Remember, this is the Deluxe edition… The Basar lineup this last time includes Le Kiosk, Winterbird Co., For Good Luck, Birgit & Benny, studio esinam, Emma von Brömssen and more. Gosh, it will be good.
And like always, you'll find Bergslagsgatan at the same stand as Up the Wooden Hills!
I will bring nothing less than the famous Granliden Mittens. Since this summer, I have been knitting a lot while not attending to my webshop too much. Time for a change! Right after Basar I'm doing a serious update, and there will be mittens in a range of colourways just in time for Christmas. I will keep you posted about the update through Instagram.
BASAR DELUX 11.00-15.00
Address: Storgatan 3
Tram stop Hagakyrkan
Bring cash (iZettle payment possible too)
See you on Sunday!