Good Friday

Soon we will spend more time outdoors than indoors. That's a real sign of spring.

Some day, soon

It seems like the light is coming back.
Sunny day in the studio today.

Introducing the Sampler Mittens

As I have now been knitting the Granliden Mittens for several years (since 2011, more exactly), the supply of vegetable dyed yarns is decreasing. It was part of the upcycling investigation, both seeing how long it would last, and trying to communicate the finite nature of the mitten production to those who wanted to buy a pair. Get them now, or that particular colour will be gone forever! Certainly an odd way of running a business, the concept of development and growth being completely detached from the whole thing.

At the moment, as most of the balls of yarn has shrunk to the size of… let's say, a meatball, I needed to take a new direction. 
As a way of using this material to the absolute end, I decided to make tinier patterns. They are inspired by or found in old pattern books, as well as old cross stitch samplers. So, here are the Sampler Mittens!

Available in the shop as from NOW.


A painting my grandmother did in 1946, the same year my dad was born.

Stitching with no needle 1

Cross stitch ink drawing on paper

New project: Stand where you dig!

The first project I've thrown myself into in 2015 is an illustration relay blog! Called STAND WHERE YOU DIG/STAND WHERE YOU'RE DIGGING, which we think is a good motto generally in life.

It's as simple as it sounds: The first person makes a picture, which the next person use as inspiration for the next picture - and so on! It's a project between myself, Angelica Edin, Katarina Frisö, Linn Schildt and Victoria Olsson-Bill.

Tomorrow is my day! 


Let's start the new year with a small sale. When digging through my small supply of knitwear, I stumbled upon these two hats. Why aren´t they warming somebody's head somewhere in the world? Why did I keep them at the bottom of a box instead of putting them up for sale in the shop? Heaven knows, but it's been corrected now. 

So, here are two fine Granliden Hats, one in Indigo and one in Cochineal dye, ready to be shipped. 40 € apiece! It's a medium fit, but quite stretchy. There are only these two. Proceed to the shop here!

Twelfth night

I'm back in Gothenburg after spending the last week of 2014 at my family's place in Wermland. Now, new year, new projects, high ambitions and planning for the future. 

Here's to 2015!

Out in the woods again

Yesterday, we took a walk to Knarrbysjön to shoot some mittens and look at the view.

Shop update, an offer + a painting

Thanks to all of you who came to the Basar last Sunday! It was an intense couple of hours of meeting lots and lots of nice people, and having many good conversations. And as promised, I did a major shop update on December 1st - the day after.

At present, there are 10 colours available. They will be continuously updated over the next couple of weeks. Keep in mind that there are not more than maximum 3 pairs per colour - I'm actually about to run out of vegetable dyed yarn! So if you have a special dye in mind - get it!

And to make you even more inspired, I offer free shipping for two weeks, until December 14th! Just enter the code GRANLIDEN at checkout. 

Enter the shop here!

Surely, I've been nerdy about cross stitch patterns and old samplers for a long time. But since working with the Fine Little Day book (where I did numerous illustrations combining cross stitch and watercolour) I really can't stop painting.