Working with a new body of work. Three-dimensional textile objects named "Hide and seek". Natural dyed fabrics sewn together in abstract compositions. This one is also pleated by using hand folded paper templates in different shapes. For me so many layers of textiles and methods comes together both in mind and hand. Its almost like finding a new language that I have been longing for.
För dig som tidigare har prövat indigofärgning erbjuder vi nu en fördjupningskurs i indigo och reservagetryck. När våren börjat spira på ön är du välkommen att tillsammans med mig och Linnea Blomgren utforska indigo genom reservage för färgning och tryck. Vi kommer gemensamt sätta två stycken färgbad med naturlig indigo från Indien och Ecuador. I kombination med indigofärgning arbetar vi med direkttryck och indigopigment enligt Michel Garcias metod. Vegetarisk
mat kommer att serveras i Vingårdssalen och möjlighet till boende på skolan finns.
- Plats: Capellagårdens tryckverkstad, Vickleby, södra Öland
- Tid: 1-3 maj 2020
För utförlig information gällande tider, boende och mat se;
- Observera att kursen går bra att söka som privatperson.
Begränsat antal platser, först till kvarn! Ansökan görs endast via ansökningsformuläret på Capellagårdens hemsida.
- Vid frågor är du välkommen att kontakta mig via mail på: firstname.lastname@example.org
Till våra testpiloter i “The shirt project”
Vi bjuder in till en workshop för dig och + 1 vän i naturlig färgning.
Det finns max 20 platser vid varje tillfälle, du har möjlighet att välja ett av datumen. Notera att de tar plats på Öland och att ett kurstillfälle i september kommer erbjudas i Stockholm.
- Datum att välja på är; 6/6 eller den 8/8 2020
Plats; Capellagårdens tryckverkstad
Vi ordnar med vegetarisk lunch och fika till självkostnadspris.
Möjlighet till övernattning på Capellagården finns om så önskas för 350 kr/dygn.
Lakan och handduk medtas. * Mat och boende betalas på plats med kort eller swish.
Material att färga på kommer finnas på plats, som vi har förbetat. Även detta till självkostnadspris. Det går även bra att ta med eget betat tyg, max 1,50 x 1 m i något naturmaterial, som bomull, siden, lin eller ull. Hör av dig om du behöver information om betning!
Ditt bidrag blir att börja samla material att färga med och ta med till workshopen. Du och din +1 tar med ca 200 g material/pers och materialen att samla är;
- Avocadokärnor, skal – väl rensat, förvaras enklast i frysen.
- Lökskal, gul & röd lök, förvars torrt.
- Gurkmeja, pulver, finns att köpa i matvarubutik eller om du har hemma. Kan vara idé att samla upp vänner och bekantas slattar i skåpen!
Torkad tagetes, eller om du har andra torkade färgväxter från trädgården. Rehnfana, färgreseda, vejde etc.
Anmäl dig genom att maila mig eller Sara med namn och kontaktuppgifter på dig och din +1. Samt vilket datum ni föredrar och om ni vill ha boende på Capellagården och om det finns några allergier att ta hänsyn till. O.S.A. senast 1 mars.
Patternmaking by manipulating fabrics with different tannins and metal salts such as Aluminium and Ferrous sulfates. Direct printing as well as printing with mordants and then overdye the material. A four day class for professionals with Michel Garcia at Konstfack. Thank you Elsa, Helena, Ulrika for arranging this workshop “Plantes et couleurs”. Looking forward to start exploring in my own practise.
I’m attending a four days workshop in natural dyeing for professionals with chemist and master dyer Michel Garcia at Konstfack, Stockholm. First day four different indigo methods for dyeing and printing. One Scandinavian vat and a 123 Suger vat as well as extracting indigotin from leaf powder and prepare Maya blue. The more I learn about this plant and pigment the more I love it.
Our collaboration with the Vankar family has just begun. We met in November in their workshop and home in Jamthada village, Kutch, India. The family are weavers since several generations and makes the most beautiful fabrics in cotton, all handwoven!
We have chosen to work only with natural dyes and organic khala cotton that is naturally grown in Gujarath. The process starts with dyeing and warping, the warp is always prepared in 50 meters lengths. Then brushing starch over the tensed warp (see movie) and once its dried and combed they are connecting the new warp with the old one in the reed in the loom. Thread by thread they tie the 2200 edges together before they can start to weave. All steps are time consuming and the hands are always included. The other tools are perfectly crafted for each step in the process.
We will make a small collection of fabrics together that lasts for a long time and will be loved and taken care for. Shared profit, no middle hands, no bargin and a fully transparent chain from artisan to customer. Shipping in the best way possible is the aim. Stay tuned for more information. The indigo fabric on the pictures will be first out!
You need to get aware of how your textiles are actually produced! What kind of resources and different steps that are involved in the process from raw materials and pigments to cutting, sewing, shipping and ultimately how you wash your garments. I am often surprised by the low general knowledge also among textile students. We must train and strengthen the next generation of craftsmen and designers. Make sure they get the right knowledge to improve the chain. It´s not good enough to just produce new things … The importance of your hands' knowledge and the joy of making instead of just being a consumer. We must take care of our resources and use less raw materials and chemicals in the production chain. Stop producing poor quality things that end up as landfills. As a consumer you can start with buying less but better! If you must buy new things, ask yourself if there is a need or just for fun … Be sure to borrow, reuse and remake! Its a global crisis and we need to take full responsibility for our behaviour!
The pictures above are from Ajrakhpur where everyone works with block printing. The strong community spirit also comes from shared knowledge, shared resources and a long tradition of making block printed fabrics with natural pigments.
My latest indigo vat, queen of blue! So vivid, strong and beautiful shades of blue! This is art project “Just give me two minutes” is an installation that will be exhibited during spring 2020. All pieces dyed with natural indigo, ‘indigofera tinctoria’ that I purchased during my last trip to India.
Thank you Linnea Blomgren for co leading and Svenska Shiborisällskapet / Swedish Shibori association for participating in two days filled with indigo. During the workshop we prepared two natural indigo vats with indigo from both Ecuador and India. The participants tried Katazome print with rice resist paste and different shibori techniques.
Next indigo workshop will take place at Capellagården 1st to 3rd of May 2020.
#indigoworkshop #indigo #workshop #färgning #dyeing #mönster #patternmaking #lindazetterman
Fortfarande några platser kvar! Kontakta Linnea för mer information. Se Mail ovan.
Still some spots left! Pls. contact Linnea for more information. See Mail above.
The work on our book about block print is approaching the final cut. We have begun the hard work of selecting pictures and putting together the themes for each chapter. It is a very fun part of the process but it is also difficult to “kill your loved ones”. Out of more than 12,000 images, we have now reduced the number to 1,000.
We started this project with the different aspects of reusing existing resources and lengthen the life of already existing materials in mind. It all starts with the artisans in Ajrakhpur, India with whom we will initiate different ways to handle and take care of waste materials such as the Aachadiya´s.
The Aachadiya´s are used under the fabrics when you block print and they protects the surface and also absorb the left over pigments. The project is a collaboration with the artisan Juned Khatri in Ajrakhpur, India who is 9th generation of block printing masters originally from Dhamadka, Gujarat, India.
Ajrakh means “the one who fills a surface with patterns”. And that’s also essential for the Aachadiyas. Like maps or silent story tellers they expose what’s been printed in the past. Randomly, precisely and beautiful in their different surfaces. A limited edition of kimonos will be released in 2020. And all the profit goes back to Ajrakhpur in different ways. Stay tuned!
Thank you everyone that came and took part of “The shirt project”. Overwhelmed by the response. Many important thoughts and questions about sustainability, natural dyeing, fibers -just as we wished for! Information about upcoming workshops and next exhibition will soon be sent to all our testpilots, stay tuned!
Parts of “The shirt project” will be exhibited in Norrlängan at Capellagården during the Harvest feast, Sept. 26-29. Vernissage Sept. 26, at 3 pm.
We will be there, so come and talk with us about the project and sustainable textiles or natural dyes. Welcome!
We just started a fermentation process to extract indigo. First step is to harvest the indigo leaves and after that directly submerges them in to water. It will take a couple of weeks before extraction of the pigment can start…the outcome is yet still unsure but knowledge is power!
Todays mission is to make several applications for Grants. I really enjoy putting things together and take time to also expanding the project. Looking so much forward to this and everything that comes with it; India, patterns, craft, knowledge, textiles, friends and unexpected connections all over the world. The book starts to live its own life and guide us in different directions… The art of block printing is amazing!
“The shirt project” This project aims to highlight the advantages and possibilities in giving your garments a second life by using existing fibers and garments and overdye them with natural pigments. We have start to take action by sharing knowledge and we believe that we actually make a difference. All steps toward a more conscious way of using our resources are welcomed! The project will be exhibited in end of Sept 2019 and more information about following workshops will soon be sent to our first test pilots.
Photo by Emmi Roosling.
From last evening´s photo shoot at Alvaret. Soon an upcoming exhibition and a series of workshops! The shirt project continues to develop and create an exchange of knowledge as well as encounters with different skilled people. We take action for a more sustainable way of consume by reuse and work with natural textile fibers and pigments.
I have participated in a Wheel throwing Master Class with Kennet Williamsson at Capellagården where I have been working with different materials and temperaments than usual. And with a beginner’s mind going through the various stages of the learning process. My goal during those weeks was to stay in the process of trial and error and not to produce ready objects.
Another summer course at Capellagården has ended. People, patterns, materials and a lots of colours – all in a joyful mix! We have tried different materials and medias and made patterns with dyes, stamps, plants and the sun. Thanks a lot to all the participants and to Estelle who assisted me during the week. And see you next summer! Check out www.capellagarden.se in the beginning of 2020 for more info.
#indigoworkshop #indigo #workshop #färgning #dyeing #mönster #patternmaking #lindazetterman
Colours of nature! In the middle of the process of dyeing all the shirts that the test pilots has sent us for “The shirt project”. Piece by piece a weave of stories, shapes and shades appears. Mordanting, piece dye and prepare all the dye pigments is time consuming but also very fulfilling. If you are interested to grow, collect or forage different peals or plants pls. send an email.
We are making plans, foraging plants and talk a lot with different people about sustainable ways of making textiles. Just what I wished for!
Some of the blocks are carved in Sweden, then by using lino on top of the wood instead of the traditional way where the blocks are carved in rose wood or teak wood. The lines can get even more fine and exquisite when using wood or brass. The lino methods where also adapted by Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larches. Pls. see my instagram.
From the last weeks study trip to Dalarna. Visiting textile companies and schools. My long lasting impression whas however the beautiful workshop at Jobs handtryck. Where the Job´s family have been printing for generations using sustainable printing colours made by their own non toxic recipe. Today they work mostly with screen print but It also turned out that once they also started working with wood blocks and still some of them are in use. Back then the family ordered custom made blocks from India and also carved some of them in Sweden. So we will be back for the book project for deeper research and to see the great collection of print blocks used in the beginning. Looking forward…
”The shirt project” – part I
An interactive art project that aims to find and explore sustainable textile processes.
Do you want to contribute and be a part of the solution? You can participate as a test pilot in the project by sending or handling over a white shirt with instructions that will be delivered to you by mail. We would love if you and your shirt have a history together. The condition of the shirt doesn´t matter but the shirt must be washed. We will welcome white shirts in need for some love and give them a second life. And you will get your shirt back in a new colour!
The project is open to all gender and shirts in all different shapes as long as it´s made out of nature materials and in a white shade. We will start collecting from today and until May 30.
Handle the shirt over directly to Sara or Linda or send according to instructions. No extra costs will be added except from shipping.
/Sara & Linda
If you are interested contact us by email (hand emoji)
Thanks to model Johanna Metsalo
”The shirt project” – del I
Ett interaktivt konstprojekt som syftar till att hitta och utforska hållbara processer för textil.
Vill du medverka till att vara en del av lösningen? Du kan delta som testpilot i projektet genom att skicka eller lämna en vit skjorta med instruktioner som skickas via mail. Vi vill gärna att du och skjortan har en historia och skicket spelar ingen roll bara skjortan är tvättad. Vi samlar in vita skjortor som är i behov av lite kärlek och ger dem ett andra liv. Du kommer att få tillbaka din skjorta i en ny färg!
Projektet är öppet för alla människor, skjortor i alla former så länge den är gjord i naturmaterial och är i en vit nyans. Insamlingen börjar idag och pågår t.o.m. 30 maj.
Lämna skjortan direkt till Sara eller Linda eller skicka enl. instruktioner. Inga ytterligare kostnader tillkommer mer än frakt för dig som skickar.
Se mailadresser ovan.
Sampling for upcoming project. Working on a library of natural dyes in collaboration with @saramariacarl. Also continuing with the “Collecting colour 2018” project. Made a super powerful indigo vat this time, named India. Each natural vat is an adventure and I have been through ups and downs.
Different aspects of colours. Working together with the textile artist Kajsa Löfstedt. We have been analysing and painting in different mediums and made a bank of colour shades. I also explored the inflection point in between denomination and colour.
This years´s summer course week has ended. Now we are having a glas of wine in the garden surrounded by Indigo and Busan “the cat” is checking that we are ok. A week full of material, talks, new people, patterns, indigo, shibori, cyanotopi and plants. Big thanks to all of you who participated, hope to see you soon again!
#indigoworkshop #indigo #workshop #färgning #dyeing #mönster #patternmaking #lindazetterman #textil #textilkurser
New wool shawl samples. We have been dyeing with avocado, turmeric, ink, indigo, nettle and done several tryouts in-between the process of screen printing the restored “Ekudden” pattern by Carl Malmsten.
Jag fortsätter att utforska mönsters möjlighet med en ny serie mönster, där mönstret ändrar skepnad beroende på teknik och material.
I’m continuing working with a series of patterns. Different patterns that changes depending on material and technique. Mixed media.
“Ekudden” ritat av Carl Malmsten på 60-talet. Malmsten är mest känd för sina möbler, men det här mönstret är verkligen en pärla. Nu är det återskapat och vi screen trycker det på Capellagården.
“Ekudden” drawn by Carl Malmsten in the 60´s. Malmsten is mostly famous for his furnitures but this pattern is really a piece of jewellery. Now it´s recreated and we are screen printing it at Capellagarden.
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.
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.
Behind the scene of yesterday´s photo shoot together with Emmi Roosling. Piece by Piece. 20 different patterns, all made with different shibori techniques. Exploring the limits and possibilities of clamping. Dyed with iindigo.
Another magic Indigo evening. Piece by piece, 20 pieces of cotton, all in different shibori techniques and dyed in indigo.