Nyanser av grått. Capellagårdens trädgårdsbutik öppnar till påsk, nymålad! Jag har jobbat med färgsättningen tillsammans med målarna Rebecka och Alex. Vi har använt vackra linoljefärger från Allbäcks, som ger rätt matthet och liv. Planerar nu för det fortsatta arbetet med utställningsbutiken!

Shades of grey. Capellagardens garden shop opens until Easter, newly painted! I have worked with the color scheme together with the painters Rebecka and Alex. We have used beautiful linseed colors from Allbäcks, which provide the right math and life. Now planning for the continued work with the exhibition shop!

So much knowledge, generosity and spirit of indigo. I’m so thankful for those three days in Athens, working together in Aboubakar Fofanas studio. I will set up a 200 L natural indigo vat for making new tests as soon as I’m back home. It´s magic every time!

Soon on my way to Athens and a 3 days workshop in natural indigo dyeing for the Master dyer Aboubakar Fofana! Photo by Claudia Sangiorgio Dallimore.

Nu är det hög tid att söka till Capellagårdens sommarkurser. Jag håller kursen “Mönstra med färg” den 24;e till 30;e juni. Där du har möjlighet att pröva olika textila tekniker för att göra mönster med shibori, stämpeltryck, cyanotopi, målning m.m.

Now it´s time to apply for the summer courses at Capellagården. I will hold an indigo and pattern course 24th to 30th of June. “Mönstra med färg”. Indigo dyeing with shibori techniques, stamp printing, print with open screens, painting with dyes and cyanotopi are some of the techniques that we work with to create patterns. Check out at www.capellagarden.se

From last week´s workshop. Final assignment “The art of deconstructing a book”. The students deconstructed a pile of books and made three different pieces out of them; Something wearable, A mobile and A book. So much creativity and focus from the in the studio and so many beautiful pieces of art.

Måltidsakademin har utsett 2017 års bästa svenska måltidslitteratur och den 23:e november fick vi ta emot första pris i kategorin Livsstilslitteratur för vår bok “Capellagårdens kokbok, platsen, människorna och maten”.

Idé, foto och form; Linda Zetterman & Johan Ekelund
Text & Intervjuer; Stina Lundén
Illustrationer; Terése Karlsson
Carlssons förlag

Med motiveringen; "En bok om maten och människorna på den legendariska hantverksskolan i Vickleby på Öland. En vacker och inspirerande bok om en plats att längta till.”

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.