Friday, April 21, 2017
Our workshops in different pattern traditions in Sweden have ended.6 weekends from September 2016 to April 2017 filled with inspirations ,pattern,yarns,needles,knitting and a lot of knitting chats.Wonderful weekend in Stockholmon Handarbetets vänner on Djurgården.
The mittens in to the left is i reconstruction of a pair of mittens I'v got from a very good knitter and she also made other handicrafts.A women who tried to earn money both as a farmer and a handicraft women.I think it could have been about 1968 or so.The pattern is a combination of different small patterns.The colours she used was red,blue and yellow.These colours were also,still are popular among the lapplanders when they are doing mittens for special situations.It can also be green colours.
When you are looking at folkart costumes you find some of these colours and maybe other too .
The white one is also made in wool,Per Gynt, and in a little lace pattern.Really so nice to knit.These mittens are also made more for special situations
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
In this link you can see a modern variation of Bohus knitting but they have used other types of yarn and the designer has done a version of her own.The typical way to do the pattern is to knit some purl stitches here and there.
Here you can find a picture of the one I have done but there is a variation of colour in one "pattern" on the wristwarmer
There are many different patterns for different products and almost every item is made in the yarn with Merinowool and Angora.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Wellcome back to my blog after.The first things I'm going to blog about is Christmas gifts I have got from a dear friend M.The package was filled with lovely gifts.She has made a lovely beanie with cables on,a perfect one to have when the sun is shining and we don't have so cold outside.The picture above is taken when we had - 20.4C.When I came home from Japan we had - 30C.You can see different cards with fruits,one special for every month,for January Anjou Pear.For every month I also can find examples of stitches for every fruit and also yarn to use for the embroidery .Tea bags,cockies and an embroidery or a knitting.
Thank you so so much for your lovely gifts.
I wish you a lovely creative year.