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Zen in Skåne (the making of)

I meant to make this post few months ago, but better late than never (the motto of this blog) , so here it goes.
This is my crazy project of making round meditation cushion in Skåne rölakan technique.
In the end it somehow became a cushion, or something cushion-like, almost round.

And it was accepted for the local “Utvalt i Skåne” craft show and now traveling around from Malmö to Simrishamn to Helsinborg and then to Germany.

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a little doodle from two years ago:

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Pictures from the process:

rölakan weaving

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weaving side stripe – with halvkrabba inlays (here was the part when I had serious doubts about it all working out)

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Sewing

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I filled the cushion with kapok fibers

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(Don’t take seriously the last picture)

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Skånsk konstvävnad

Finally, some pictures from the course I attended in the end of June – on folk weaving of Skåne, southern county of Sweden (which I happened to live in). With Gunvor Johansson as a teacher, the main authority on the subject, she has been reconstructing old weaving patterns and making them available, as with rölakan (local variant of kelim) patterns here.

the warp is 12/3 or 16/3 linen, weft is wool.

a little sample with four different techniques from halvkrabba, dukagång, krabbasnår and rölakan (as the stripes follow from top to bottom):

and a little sample of trensaflossa

the first four are woven with wrong side up:

and one have to use a mirror to check if the pattern is coming out right:

Gunvor had piles of old and new (woven by herself) weavings

and piles of illustrated albums to get inspired by

our collective achievements

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