Recently when I visited a gemstone shop in Stockholm I came across a find. Among all beautiful stones there was an extremely blue one, a colour similar to the sky in fair weather. I was told it is called "Bergslags-slagg" and it is not a real gemstone at all. In this specific part of the world, … Continue reading A discovery: Swedish blue slag
Eventually spring is here with bright sunshine, dry leaves, brown grass and small buds and spring flowers suddenly popping up. On my kitchen window sill seeds are slowly growing to plants. Hope has returned! From the workshop: I have made a pair of ear-pendants for the first time. This time I took photos of the … Continue reading April- spring is here!
It has been a while since my last post and I have been quite busy with my projects. This very long, harsh, cold and snowy winter has not inspired me to much outdoor activities I am afraid. Colourwise it is a grey time. Note that the photo above is a colour photo. Winter is not my … Continue reading More silver, threads and yarn
When I was in London in October I bought an embroidery kit in Victoria and Albert museum. They sell embroidery kits with motifs from their collections, in this case tile patterns from Burlington. I decided to stitch the proper way this time in contrary to my usual habit of stitching one row with stitches pointing … Continue reading Silver rings, struggling with embroidery and thoughts about textile in history
It is Christmas time, or "the festive season", or the "yule tide". The latter is actually Swedish, pre-christian pagan. Funny that it is used in the English language. Anyway it is a busy time and I have been knitting a sweater as a Christmas present. And doing so I have had many thoughts about time. … Continue reading Knitting before Christmas and a contemplation about time
Last Sunday I visited one of my favourite museums in Stockholm, "Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde". If you ever go to Stockholm a visit here is a must! The photo above is from the lovely park that surrounds the museum in autumn colours. Some colour combinations start to "sing" in my mind if you understand what I … Continue reading Thoughts about Tapestry inspired by a visit to Waldemarsudde
29/10 I came back from my trip to the UK. Two wonderful weeks full of experiences. The little workshop Jewellery Making in Cornwall is situated among the rolling green hills between Truro and Falmouth. There I had the opportunity to get private lessons from Stuart and his former pupil Jasmine, now a student at Plymouth … Continue reading A trip to Cornwall and London
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