Enjoying the holidays. I was in charge of decorating the christmas tree.

Recently started using Pinterest. Fun! And perfect pastime :)

It's proper winter in Värmland now.


Finally, the prints are up in the shop! They are nice digital prints on off-white 240g paper. Shipping included in the price.

The first is a picture I made from a photo taken in the Garden at Bodnant in Wales when my granny, grandad and auntie were there in 1972.

The second is a photo that my mom took in the summer of 1982 at Granliden, when they had just dyed a big batch of Coschenille wool. Yes, it's the same wool as in the mittens!

The third is the "Empty Room"-project I did in my second year, where I built a little altar using old family tableware and kitchen paraphernalia.

The fourth is one of the pages in my fanzine, Xhärad.

I'm reallly pleased I got around to do them, after having been thinking about it for quite some time. Enjoy!

Julform went well! Pretty intense - I was almost knacked by the time I got home - but great. It's such good practise in communication in every way. I played around a bit with my display, too see how people approached it. Very interesting. After I threw all the mittens out on the table, business increased :)

Met a lot of inspiring people, and did some trading with some of them a the end of the market - for example this awesome print, and a fine velvet pillow case. I like trading.

Photos from top to bottom:
- My display, with a sneak peek of the new prints that will soon be up in the shop
- Loads of mittens
- Cute embroidered table cloth
- Lovely pillow cases and holiday cards by Pernilla Andersson
- More pillow cases by Cecilia Pettersson
- Ceramic cups and crockery by Camilla Engdahl
- Foldable cards by RioRio
- Prints by One Must Dash

Coming up: JULFORM 2011 - Christmas market at Röhsska museet in Gothenburg. If in town, this will be the place to visit! I suppose it will be packed with people, fika and all sorts of nice things to look at and buy. I'm going to show my Granliden mittens, and some new prints that will be available in the shop shortly after the market!

JULFORM 2011 9-11 December at Röhsska museet (Vasagatan 37-39)
Friday 16-19
Saturday 11-17
Sunday 11-17

This week I am also Elisabeth's assistant at Fine Little Day, helping her out with all sorts of things. There are a lot of preparations to be done before the market, and the studio was crowded with people the whole day through. It was a lot of fun, I like it busy! 

See more of what we did on her blog.

I also took the chance to get some new shots of the mittens. The colour "Krapp" (red) is missing in the photos, but will be back for the market. I just got them from my granny in the mail today! And of course, they are just perfect.

Here are some photographs I took this autumn using a borrowed Olympus OM-1 with a 21mm wide-angle lens. There is something about analogue photography, maybe it's the slowness of the process I like? Or simply the idea that it is analogue. I seem to have a weakness for the tedious and ceremonious, be it either knitting or photography. Efficiency is not my trademark.

Here are the Granliden mittens in the Swedish Elle Interiör November issue! It sure looks good, this first magazine feature. Photo by brilliant Elisabeth Dunker. Actually, some of these colours are sold out by now, but I'll do a little update in my webshop soon where some "new" ones will be introduced. They are mostly different shades of brown, but oh so lovely!

Today is the release of new webshop We Love This Product! I am one of the featured artists/designers and the product they love is my mittens, in Skvattram dye. They are availabe here,and here you can read more about the concept.

I understand that I will probably have to do some new dyes myself sooner of later, as the found wool is slowly decreasing. There will be a new collection of mittens from wool dyed by me, in a smaller selection of colours. I think I would go for indigo, coschenille, birch leaves and different kinds of lichen - which means blue, pink, yellow and brown.

I will do it dressed like this ♥

Finished another pair this morning. I never seem to get fed up with them. Knitting is such a superb mix of boredom and excitement.

Trying some ideas out for the mitten fanzine...

Spent this morning taking photographs of my home. Not something I usually do, but it is for a special thing that will probably be out before christmas... Stay tuned :)

Today we had our mid-term presentation, discussing our work so far. I'm working with a project about home, origin, identity and family. It's a kind of transcription of a certain mood that I find in our family photographs but also in some places I knew as a child. (This one in particular...)

The project will continue until after christmas, then it will most likely transform into my exam work (which I'm looking forward to with a feeling of delight mixed with terror)

Some more photos of the presentation can be seen on my Flickr.

There are a lot of mittens going on at the moment.

First, they are soon appearing in the "Hemslöjden 100 år" exhibition (opens 12th November) in Skövde, Sweden - a celebration of Swedish craft through a hundred years. Second, they are featured in the December issue of Swedish Elle Interiör. Looks pretty fabulous. Will post a copy of the spread here soon. And last but not least, I have been in touch with a few shops that are interested in stocking my mittens! Not bad at all. So, from now on I have to knit like a little machine. I decided I could use some assistance, and have now "employed" my dear granny to help me knit! My spinoff project is slowly turning into a family business.

I'm slowly, very slowly, trying to document my work... This is one of the first things I did this autumn, another mirrored image with Värmland embroidery. At the moment, I'm working on a huge (monumental!) piece of embroidery. Photos are on their way!

For whatever reason, I'm going deeper into my attraction to round images. I've never particularly liked circles before, but things change. I just simply like when there are no corners.

Here is my new sketchbook fanzine, XHÄRAD! 18 pages of collages using images I have currently worked with. It all started out as a way of getting my autumn project started, and now I got pretty keen on making more and more and more! After all this was made quite quickly and thoughtlessly. I mean, I can be way more pretentious...