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utilising

used some of the samples of daldräll and gagnefkrus weavings for these little pouches

 
 

and a book cover

and a bag

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new life

I am officially a free artist now, at least I have been for a week (at the genebank where I worked they have 8-year contract system and I’ve managed to get stuck  there for almost 9). We’ll see where I go from here, but right now it feels quite wonderful :)

Here are the farewell presents I got from my nice and fluffy colleagues  – beautiful flowers, a book by Laila Duran and a gift card for Hemslöjden shop in Landskrona (which I partly used to buy some yarn):

Colored Rauma tapestry yarn for my future rölakan project and really nice dark grey alpaca for a sweater for myself. Couldn’t resist and started knitting right away this sweater.

As for the book, it is the third volume on Scandinavian folk costumes, and it is pure eye candy.

one day I will weave some yardage for a dress and enroll for the course on folk costume sewing with people on this picture – Gillis and Monika Jimheden 

Oh, and I will just continue to show off – here is my new drum carder (!) , it’s been on my wish list for two years, and it is my “late christmas/embarking on a new life”-present from my man and myself

After reading all the discussions on the net about different carders I decided on Strauch finest (bought it via this shop in Denmark) and so far quite happy with my choice.

random  decoration item, from handspun wool and indigo-dyed nettle yarn (used this pattern), don’t know, just had an impulse to knit it.

finished the blue warp with some more daldräll

and preparing to weave a 8-shaft twill for the next school task.

daldräll och gagnefkrus

Now daldräll – swedish heirloom version of overshot, the pattern is not perfectly symmetrical, which is considered to be  charming and folkish.

tried different material for the pattern weft- various linen threads,raw silk, the favorite is thin hemp held double:

the book of all sorts of Daldräll patterns by Anna Thomasson och Elisabeth Andersson

on the same warp – changing the tie-up of the treadles gives  gagnefkrus, a variant of honeycomb

just playing around

Gagnef is here.

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