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Brinna för vävning (Brinna= burning (enthusiastic for something) for weaving on Matchmuseum in Jönköping, Sweden

The heat strikes me when I step into the exhibition space. What a creativity!

Hand Weavers in Jönköping is a group for everyone who wants to weave.

The exhibition runs through March 1 and for us it was well worth 260 km solely for this.

The area has great restaurants if you want something in your stomach.

You’ve come to the right place!





From a workshop.


Stickor på rad, (Matches on a row) weftwise repp, Carina Stavander.


Solstickepojke in damask, Irma Edstrand.


Solasken and Brinnande kvist, Catharina Åstrand.

brinna-for-vaven_MG_6079PlaP och kudde i Plaids and cushion in honeycomb by Maria Gustavsson.


Burning by Jill Englund.

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Miss Match by Klara Nero.


Rugs: Solglitter i vågorna, AnnMari Turesson, Eld och sot, Ing-Brith Jonsson, rug by Annmari Adelin.



Woven jewelry: Lena Gunnarsson and Eva Hannerz.


Poncho, Karin Samuelsson.


Bracelet, Ing-Brith Jonsson.

Thought-provoking facts! What do we do to get education, study and therapy departments to understand the value of weaving, at all levels!



A little story:

When we were visiting a woman comes in and wants to learn to weave. Come join the association, we have a weaving workshop !. How was it resolved. Lovely!


Floating Threads from HV

The textile crafts and textile art needs to be seen!

It’s refreshing when it is done in new contexts.

Riche little bar in Stockholm shows between December 3 and January 17 an installation of textile art from HV;

Tapestries, photo collage of embroidery designed by Edna Martin, soaring turquoise takpällar” with a textile ornate maritime backdrop.

Opening evening to honor all got a nice box with a jellyfish embroidery with the admonition to embroider!

Best embroidery honored with an embroidery course at HV.

During the evening went embroidery around among the visitors.



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Alice Lund – Carpets are in the air

The library in Borlänge show up Wednesday 26th of November a fine exhibition of carpets from Alice Lund Textiles.

When we were in the studio this weekend we saw a brand new,  rölakansmatta with fine blends of fields (see  photo).

The library was shown rölakan, rosepath and photos of several interiors made over the years.

We wish ALT (Alice Lund Textiles) good luck and will return with a reportage in the VÄV-Scandinavian Weaving Magazine 2/15.

Some highlights of the exhibition:

From left Frida Lindberg, owner of Alice Lund Textiles front of a rölakansmatta woven at Alice Lund Textiles.

New rölakansmatta, design Alice Lund.

An interior of the exhibition, quite right retro with  samples for drapery delivered to the Embassy in Beijing.

The carpet is another variation of the one in the middle.

Below, a classic rug, “Lund-carpet” in the rosepath. Traditional yet completely private, as it should be at Alice Lund!


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Visit VÄV, the next issue is nearly ready for print…

Hi all the friends to VÄV!

The Friday blog will not be an outsidereportage

but a glimpse behind the walls of Vävmagasinet.

This weekend is the weekend for READING and CHECKING

Next week goes Vävmagasinet to print!




Home from the trip to Peru

Three weeks with nice people, all interested in Textile. We have really met a treasure.

Here is a small selection.We started in Lima and saw textiles from Pre-Inca. Incas lasted about 300 years, with 100 years of their

heyday. But cultures have been there before, for thousands of years. As Paracas, the culture that has the largest textile treasure (700

B.C. 100 A.D. )




Or a textile with handpicked feathers, Huari 600-900 A.D.

 In full scale:

 The journey went on over the desert area on the coast, over the mountains, close to 5000 meters and the journey to highlight” – visit the community Chari.Where we besides good food, camp feeling in the dormitory and dance, got to see their textile crafts; spinning of alpaca fibers, vegetable dyes with own plants

(except indigo as they have to buy), warping, weaving and knitting.


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Thank you all in Chari for your hospitality. See you again!

We continued to Cusco and a visit with Nilda Callanaupa working with the Peruvian textile tradition.

Her latest book, Faces of Tradition – Weaving Elders of the Andes

available on Amazon. The book is reviewed in the next issue of VÄV– Scandinavian Weaving Magazine

Are you going to Cusco is a visit to the Textile Center an experience.

It offers a rich variety of weaving techniques of a very fine quality, knitted creations and a very nice museum.



From vävmagasinet we wish you all a lovely weekend. We are now working on with the next issue due out in late November.

In our February issue will be a little bit more from Peru, including the fiber from the cute alpacas and their camel relative of the llama.

In the textile center I bought, among other things, a fine potato sack in alpaca and llama fiber. That you will see then!