Monday, March 23, 2009

Scandinavian ceramics

I'm a great fan of all Scandinavian ceramics and my two favourites patterns are Bersa by Gustavsberg and Eden by Rorstrand.

This fantastic photo on Flickr triggered the idea to turn the pattern into a fabric. Et voilà...

think

prepare

weave

see

I wanted the "leaves" to be a little more spaced than in the original design - and the good thing about sampling is that you can "adjust" your weaving by changing to a suitable thicker weft or even stray from the original idea and use a different treadling without being worried of "ruining" your fabric. The honeycomb effect really comes out after the fabric has been washed, so trying out different yarns in the weft is always a good idea!



9 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

That's great! I love that you had that idea, and that your cloth is so interesting!!

I'll have to look in my dish cupboards to see if there's something I would like to complement. (I really like weaving things for my house for some reason.)

As always, your photos are beautiful!

Sue

ReluctantDragon said...

How neat to see the whole progression, from inspiration to finished product. It really does go well with the pattern on the ceramics! Great job.

aj said...

Doni, that is amaaaaaaazing. Absolutely fantasmagorical.
Anne

aj said...

Hi again Doni. Sorry, but I can't tear myself away from what you've been able to achieve here. This piece is positively mind blowing. Thank you.
Anne

sampling said...

What a great source of inspiration and beautiful interpretation!
Amanda

Margreet said...

Doni,
Your hotmail does not allow me to email you just now....
Just letting you know that the Easter Bunny was at the door!
I love the colours and the yarn!!!
Thank you!
(Did you get my email yesterday?)
Margreet

Donatella said...

Thank you Sue, Kalli, Anne, Amanda and Margreet!
It's incredible how simple things can be really inspiring - Scandinavian designers are great!

Hi Doni said...

Thank-you for sharing this project. I'm always very impressed by the way you achieve an idea via your weaving.

Susan said...

Inspired!