Väv Scandinavian Weaving Magazine, No. 3 2017
Always an inspiration, Väv delivers a range of styles and perspectives for the modern weaver including artist profiles, and intriguing projects. I’m especially inspired by the collaborative efforts Studio Supersju, a futurist weaving group working just outside of Stockholm… Here are few more highlights from Vav Scandinavian Weaving No 3 2017 (Väv Maginiset):
In the article Pathways Towards Weaving Professionally, Tina Ignell poses the question “Is it possible to make a living from weaving these days” and explores the answers and opportunities offered by a range of textile training courses.
Above: Carina Bergstrom’s interior textile woven with a fan reed. From the Sätergläntan School, photo by Begnt Arne Ignell.
(For more on weaving with a fan reed, take a look at the wonderful book Ondule Textiles - Weaving Contours with a Fan Reed, by Norma Smayda & Gretchen White.)
This issue also features the work of three weavers whose fabrics become wearable and functional craft – each with beautiful and very different results.
Kirsi Frimanson and her Mimosa dress, photo by Henrik Hansson.
Hand-sewn plant fiber coat, by Amy Revier. Photo by Bengt Arne Ignell.
Blanket including vintage linen and wool, as well as cotton and alpaca, by Catarina Riccabona. Photo by Bengt Arne Ignell.
If you’re looking for a project or two, Vav Scandinavian Weaving No 3 2017 (Väv Maginiset) offers some lovely inspirations, including Four Rugs, One Warp, a cheerful Handtowel and repp runner on the same warp, and a sturdy, yet playful Baby Wrap. Each of these pieces canbe created as shown, or offer you a jumping off point to try your own colors and materials.
Rosepath Variation rug from Anna Svenstedt’s draft for Four Rugs, One Warp.
Repp Runner detail, from Sanna Ignell.
Saori inspired Baby Wrap in 8/2 Unmercerized Cotton, by weaver and midwife Heidi Aalto.
For more on baby wraps take a look at Handwoven: Baby Wrap - eBook Printed Copy. We recommend using Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn, 8/2 Cottolin Organic Yarn, or 5/2 Pearl Cotton Yarn for colorful, easy to clean, and durable baby wraps.
Vav Scandinavian Weaving No 3 2017 (Väv Maginiset) is always a treat for the eyes, as well as the mind, of every weaver. The beautiful photography and timeless pieces make this magazine a nice gift too!
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