Doll Of The Month – August 2014

The Doll of the month in August is a raven that is made of stables of raw wool that I have brought home from the very northern part of Sweden, from the town Luleå. When I saw this wool I was so impressed of its blackness and its shiny fibers and also its curly ends.

Time for more experiments

How good it is to have plenty of time for experiments. Here I have worked with the expression of the eyes and then also with how different the hair can make the face look.

A summer with time for experiments

I have had my latest exhibition this season and I have said no to any arrangements this summer, so i feel free to make experiments at my workshop that I wanted for a long time to try. Here is the first result of a new technique for a womans face, where i use a mix between machine needlefelt and my own rainbow-dyed carded wool. This technique gives an expression that is quite different from my aquarelle technique that I used for my faces untill now.

Pingst with open galleries

In Denmark we have the tradition in the Pingst that art and craft people all ower the country open their ateliers for people to come and look at the artists work.
Last year and this year I was invited of my friend the ceramist Karen Trier to exhibit in her wonderful house at a little village called Vallekilde, which is a cultural center for all kind of art people.

Wool from Mongolia

For me , who is a wool freak, it was really fantastic to get a parcel with different kinds of wool from Mongolia.
When the Mongolian feltmaker Tangad Danaajav visited me at my workshop he promised to send me some examples from the wool he uses for his carpets. So look here ( wished you could feel it too) yak oxen, camel, musk oxen and sheep.

Doll Of The Month – June 2014

The doll of the month for June is this old grandmother, whom I brought out in the wonderful springtime here in Denmark. I like to make those old faces and old body´s and then, when she at last gets her big white hair she is just cute.

Two eager Swedish women on my private course

This week I have had two eager Sweedish women on private course at my workshop here in Holbaek.
They stayed at our hostel and were Lucky to get a room with view to the water at the fjord.

My latest course- Sweet little dogs

Last week-end I had the last group-course this season. When we finished there were 13 sweet little raw fleece dogs ready to leave together with 13 proud dog owners.
The students learned how to make a sitting dog, -first they made the basic body and then they needled -one by one- stables of wool to this body and learned how to make the face of the dog and real “alive” eyes with a wet look.

No doll of the month in April, but you can see the results from my private student Irmgard from Switzerland.

The whole last week I had a private student from Switzerland. The first half part of the week Irmgard learned how to “build” a landscape and the nexy half part of the week she made an eagle with the raw fleece technique. Irmgard was also on a course by me nearly exactly a year ago, where […]

Witch-course in Copenhagen

Last Sunday 12 proud witches went home from felting course in Copenhagen!!!!!!
It was such a funny course where we could add a lot of details during the proces that made the witches more and more realistic.
-and it must have been a very popular theme as there was a waiting list of 10 who had wanted to join the course.