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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!


Photos from “Under one roof”

In our home town Linköping, the County Museum has a juried exhibition of craft, art, sculpture and textile. It will be open until Jan 11th, 2015.

Hera are some photos:

First an embroidered train “Lakvik” by: Lena Djurström, Risten Lakviks Järnväg, Kerstin Hanstorp, Kerstin Jacobsson, Yvonne Oscarsson, Judit Rogulla, Gunvor Wäreborn, Carin Ängmo.


Embroidery/small tapestry: Vaktstugan Häradskär by Lena Neander, Norsholm


A damask weave by Inger Andersson, Linghem: “Storstaden somnar” (The city is going to sleep)


Annika Rudholm, known from Vävmagasinet has made two “ripsvävar” (repp) in paper and other material.


“Candy”, double weave with rags, by Gabriella Lundqvist, Linköping.


Ulla Thorell, Linköping has woven a monks belt with glittering inlay: “Vinternatt” (Winter night).


Why not a bearskin in natural coloured wool and recycled material? “Slaskbjörn” by Josefin Tingvall, Linköping


Last but not least: A classical view from the bridge of Kungsgatan in Norrköping: a tram and the amazing building “Strykjärnet” ( The Iron) “Spår i staden” (Tracks in the city), embroidery by Jenny Sundström.


Till next week, have a nice weekend and enjoy yourself!

Bengt Arne, Vävmagasinet

Weaving days in Glimåkra, Oct 23-25

Here some pictures from the Weaving days in Glimåkra.
Lots of visitors as usual!
First our booth with Kajsa selling, then two pictures of Ousman Sarr (see VM 2/2014), who
was invited by Lillemor Johansson to the Loom Museum, followed by exhibiton
pictures of “Nätverket Vävformgivning”, Grimslövs Folk High School (students who
started weaving less that 2 months ago!), and a picture of Mette Frøkjær, Denmark.
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