Soft punch

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Some years ago it was hard to ”make some noise” with textile in Sweden. During my Art University years we were a tiny group who worked alone. I am so happy that has changed now! It’s the comeback of textile – and ”with a vengeance” :-) I love it!

I’m so glad to be a part of this great community of crafters.
Found these pair of boxing-gloves that I did at Art University…. they speak for them self about how I felt back then :-)

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Velvet boxing-glovers with traditional Swedish folklore embroidery. The stitch is from the province of Blekinge called Blekingestitch (Blekingesöm).

A project for a nightowl – crocheted wallpaper

I adore bright colored patterns (and I like to mix them). In the back you see my beloved bedroom wallpaper. A flea market find from Amsterdam. It’s a vintage kitchen wallpaper, presumably from the 60′s or 70′s. It is my favorit pattern of all. Suddenly I thougt it looked little like a crocheted old-fashioned beadspread – and then that night was spoiled:-) I had to make a test. Traced it and made a sketch, found the right colored yarn in my boxes and started to crochet after the traced flowers.

This is how far I came with the project for now. I’m not sure if I like the big flower. Going to try a couple of other ways to solv it, less three-dimetional.

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Textile flowers for a book releaseparty

I’m attending one of my multitalented friends book releaseparty tonight. Made some homemade crocheted and sewed flowers.

It’s nice they will keep for a very long time!

Birthday gifts for a craftLover

Look at my wonderful birthday gifts from friends and family! I love the crochet cuckoo clock! It’s from Amsterdam. Some of the books I got is from YesAsia.com which I can recommend. It’s safe and fast to order – it only took a week from HongKong to Sweden.
A box filled with yarn! What more can a girl want ?