From last week’s workshop att KKV in Malmö. Working with Indigo dyeing and shibori techniques. So joyful to meet new people and share the magic of indigo.

Capellagården participates in the Weaving fair “Väv 17”. I feel humble and yet surprised by all the people working with weaving in different ways. I attended Reiko Sudo´s and Birgitta Nordström´s lectures, both sharing so much knowledge, patience and hard work. We all relate to textiles and needs to create a sustainable way of work with it. The tension of the threads and the work of hands is a stunning and an important force.

From yesterdays Indigo workshop at Capellagården. It´s magic every time to indigo dye in the garden in-between the textile and ceramic workshops.

Behind the scene of yesterday´s photo shoot together with Emmi Roosling. Started to laborate with wool and indigo. More shibori patterns to come.

Made some tryouts today together with Sara and Annie. Preparing for the summer course at Capellagården in July. Also trying to get back in a creative flow “post book” and a lot of deadlines. Working with light sensitive fluid to create patterns with UV light in a technique called Cyanotopi.

Knitting workshop at Karin Öberg. Got so inspired! I just started my first knitting project in 34 years.

I´m preparing for the coming print workshop. Loaded with pattern inspiration from London.

We are in the middle of the process of putting everything together, recipes, texts, photos, illustrations, story lines, portraits. We are also testing papers, fonts, cooking, arguing and recharging batteries. It´s really rewarding, scary, fun and soon it´s not just our little baby anymore…

The summer course program is now up and running. ‘Mönstra med färg’ including Indigo and shibori and much more will be one of them. Pls. see www.capellagarden.se for more information.

Sommarkursprogrammet för 2017 ligger nu uppe på Capellagårdens hemsida. Min kurs *Mönstra med färg' är en av dem. Indigo, shibori och olika sätt att skapa mönster. Se www.capellagarden.se för mer information.

‘Lycka’ both traditional and modern, made with 516 pieces and 15 pairs of hands.

Back home after two weeks of traveling in India looking at the textile works of artisans in Rajasthan. The craft heritage in this part of the world is amazing as well very complex due to the situation for the workers. Thank you India and all of you that we had the pleasure to meet this time.

Visited two block carving workshops in Jaipur today. Delicate patterns made with skilled crafting hands. A nice sweater can also make you feel better when you are out of cash.

Back in Jaipur and looking at the amazing art of block printing. Tomorrow we will visit Baghru village.

Back in Mother India, today we met weavers in Natore. Very encouraging and inspiring to see craftspeople working with textiles in so many different ways.

Indigo workshop with two creative and fun blue days at KKV in Malmö.

Last week I started a new printing workshop. We worked with geometrical shapes and action painting patterns. And also got time to update our workshop with new table top covers. Assignment ´For no use´ to be presented next week.

All the effort, knowledge and skills behind the scene. Studiovisit at Maja Sjöberg´s studio at the Royal Opera in Stockholm.

While the autumn enters the book project continues. Now with a publisher!

Today ‘Open Capella’ invited a group of women from Syria to join in the indigo dying workshop.

Maria Åström´s vivid and beautiful patterns are now gathered in the book ‘Mönsterträdgård’. Even the cat Castor enjoys to sleep on top of the pillow case ‘Pioon’.