Scandinavian Weaves Workshop

Over the coming weeks, I will be offering some new weaving courses, designed for the Intermediate or more experienced hand weaver.
The workshops will specialize in Scandinavian traditional weave structures.

The weaving workshops will be offered as 1 or 2 day courses.
4 Shaft Table Looms will be pre-warped and ready to go.
Other weaving yarns and materials will be provided.

The workshops will take place in my home studio.
I can accomodate up to 2 persons per class.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these workshops and would like to be kept informed of further information.
I will also update information about the workshops via Twitter.

Paivatar Studio
Paivatar Studio

Some of the new weaving workshops will be:
Rya Rug Weaving Workshop

Vortex in Blue Rya Rug
Vortex in Blue Rya Rug

Finnish Raanu Weaving Workshop
Finnish Raanu
Finnish Raanu Weaving

Kuultokudos Transparency Weaving Workshop
Kuultokudos
Kuultokudos

Täkänä Doubleweave Pickup Workshop
Takana Steps
Takana Steps

Krokbragd Weaving Workshop
Krokbragd
Krokbragd

Oxmarket Fab40

A showcase of Fine Art Textiles to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Oxmarket. Juried competition and invited artists.
Oxmarket Gallery
30 August – 11 September 2016

Kukka Flower Transparency
Kukka Flower Transparency

Warp: 16/1 Wet spun linen
Weft: 16/1 Wet spun linen
Weft inlay: Hand spun bleached tow flax
Size: 40 cm x 40 cm

“Kukka” Flower is woven in a traditional Finnish style transparency weave structure called “Kuultokudos” (Shimmer Weave). The fragile texture of the fine linen background and delicately placed pattern inlay allow for a changing interaction of light and space, creating a fine ethereal sight. Fabulous simple elegance.

Transparency weaves are thought to have originated in Japan or Scandinavian countries. Transparencies became popular in Finland in the early 1900’s and were woven for use as sheer window curtains. In the 1970’s, interior designers used transparencies to create large free-hanging room dividers or wall hangings.