Self portrait

During the summer I have made experiments with needle felted portraits of women and for that I have developed a new technique that makes the faces look like painted pictures but still a with textile look

Doll Of The Month – October 2014

Doll of the month for October is this old woman, who is inspired of the middle age and has this medieval look. First of all the inspiration came from the wool I have used for her hair. It looked so much as the hair of an old woman and as I started to braid it, I could see that it would be perfect for an old distinguished woman, with a lot of story “in her”.

My student Pippa Sweeney from Ireland has now finished her “one to one” course at my studio

My student Pippa Sweeney from Ireland has now finished her “one to one” course at my studio. The theme she has learned, was to needle felt a head and a hand in life size –and needle them onto a big piece of raw fleece

My little green man

Here’s a video of my little green theatre figure. He shows a little of what he can do. He is very easy to act with and to make look alive, because he is made with a technique that makes him very movable.

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.