onsdag 29 maj 2013

HV School at Almgrens

I had some time to see HV School's graduation exhibition again yesterday at Almgrens Silkmill. It is always such a treat to go to Almgrens. Especially on a weekday when Sonja, the silkweaver, is there and weaves on the old jaquardlooms. Since I used to work at Almgrens as a guide for a couple of years I have been there many times, but I never grow tired of looking at the looms. Today the focus however was on the students for HV School's graduation work. As always it is a good representation of craftmanship. Here are some of my favorites;


Stella Lenander Dalqvist
Stella Lenander Dalqvist's embroidery, HV School at Almgrens 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Stella Lenander Dalqvist's embroidery, HV School at Almgrens 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Elsa Olsson
Elsa Olsson "Post -mortem", HV School at Almgrens 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
 Vanessa Yancey
Vanessa Yancey "Det som inte ryms på oskilloskopen", HV School at Almgrens 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Vanessa Yancey "Det som inte ryms på oskilloskopen", HV School at Almgrens 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
 Chihiro Tsuji
Chihiro Tsuji's flatweaved rug, HV School at Almgrens 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

torsdag 23 maj 2013

Spring exhibition at Konstfack

Yesterday I managed to see both Konstfacks spring exhibition and HVs graduation exhibition at Almgrens Sidenväveri. So a lot of impressions and fun to see what all of the students have created. There was a lot of people at Almgrens so I didn't get so many good photos but I'm sure I'll go back soon and take some more, and then there will be a more ellaborate report. Here are some photos from Konstfack in the meanwhile (you can read more about the artist's through the links on their names);

Tone Winqvist
Tone Winqvist "I mötet med August", Konstfack 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
 
Mai Morimura
Mai Morimura "Berättelsen om mig och dig", Konstfack 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Sarin Tasnathepgamol
Sarin Tasnathepgamol "Nothing Ever Stays the Same." Konstfack 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Sandra Zupanic
Sandra Zupanic "An Animated GIF IRL" Konstfack 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
 
Alexander Tallén
Alexander Tallén "Genom skuggorna i Edens lustgård" Konstfack 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

torsdag 16 maj 2013

Spring is here

All of the art and craft schools graduation shows are starting these upcoming weeks. Every year the exhibitions are a sure sign of the arrival of spring. Here are some of this years highlights;

Photo: www.konstfack.se
Konstfack Spring exhibition May 16th - 26th

Photo: www.hvskola.se
HV Skola Gradutation Exhibition May 22nd - August 31st

Photo: www.saterglantan.se
Sätergläntan Spring Exhibition May 25th - 26th


måndag 6 maj 2013

The story of Alice Lund Textilier

Even though hand weaving is our most important task at the studio, we also do a lot of other things. On of those things are guided tours. Different kinds of group and associations come and learn more about hand weaving, textile art and Alice Lund Textilier - past and present. Usually I show some pictures and talk a bit about the history, present and future of the studio and then we have a look around of what's going on in the looms. A good way of showing what life is like at a handweaving studio today.

Prepared for a guided tour at Alice Lund Textilier
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

fredag 3 maj 2013

On to the next

The large loom only got a couple of days of rest this time. Now a carpet is in the making. It is another Alice Lund classic called "Lund-mattan" and it will be an impressive size of 2,95m x 3,50m when finished. It is a replica of an older carpet that unfortunatly has been destroyed.

Alice Lund carpet "Lundmattan", in the loom 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB
 The wool yarns have been specially made and dyed by Wålstedts for this commission, and they turned out beautifully. Especially the speckled white/black yarn is ​​uniquely composed to fit this carpet.
Alice Lund carpet "Lundmattan", in the loom 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Alice Lund carpet "Lundmattan", in the loom 2013
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB