WEAVING

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Weaving is a fascinating and complicated craft and we all come in contact with woven fabrics on a daily basis, whether we are aware of it or not. Textiles are everywhere. Have you ever thought about how many textiles you come in contact with every day?

At home in the flat north west of Stockholm, I have two large floor looms, the larger one is about the same size of a double bed. Not far from home, I have a studio where I have a semi-mechanical Hattersley loom. In all these looms I weave lots of different textiles. Everything from the fundamental "plain weave" with its characteristic over-under-over-under pattern to more sophisticated Damask and experimental versions of the almost infinitely variable twill and "deflected double weave". I mostly work in natural materials like wool, linen, silk and cotton but I also like to experiment with other materials.

A lot of people in Sweden think of the classic Swedish rag rugs when they think of weaving, and the rag rugs do have an important place in the Swedish weaving culture. However, weaving can be so much more! Weaving can be fabric for clothing, it can be upholstery fabric for your kitchen chairs or your sofa, it can be a blanket to stay warm under on cold autumn evenings and it can be fabric for the old speaker you're renovating - weaving can also be three-dimensional!