Amy Revier kommer till Capella och håller en workshop med vår textilklass och även en öppen föreläsning, se inbjudan.

Amy Revier will hold an workshop with our textile students as well as an open lecture at Capellagården.

Textil – Mönstra med färg*
Kursledare: Linda Zetterman. Kursavgift: 3500 kr

Det här är en kurs för dig som vill få en introduktion till textilt hantverk och formgivning. Vi kommer att använda olika reservage- och trycktekniker tillsammans med färgning med naturlig indigo, ett urval av växtfärger och syntetiska pigment för att undersöka olika sätt att formge mönster. Vi skapar mönster genom att trycka, färga, teckna, vika och sy. Kursen innehåller även en uppgift där du kommer att kunna pröva metoder att arbeta utifrån inspiration med formgivning. Förhoppningen är att de olika momenten skall ge nya idéer och kunskap om textila material. Efter kursen kommer du själv att kunna skapa olika mönster, räkna recept och arbeta med olika textila pigment och kvalitéer. Kursen passar både för dig som har förkunskap i textil och för dig som vill pröva någonting helt nytt. Undervisningen blandar gemensamma genomgångar med individuell handledning. Sista anmälan 14 mars via Capellagårdens hemsida. www.capellagarden.se/sommarkurser2019/Mönstramedfärg

This is a course for those who wants to get an introduction to textile crafts and design. We will use different reservage and printing techniques together with dyeing with natural indigo, a selection of plant colors as well as synthetic pigments to investigate different ways of making patterns. We create patterns by pressing, coloring, drawing, folding and sewing etc. The course also contains a task where you will be able to try methods to work based on inspiration with design. The aim is that the various elements will give new ideas and knowledge about textile materials. After the course you will be able to create patterns yourself, calculate recipes and work with different textile pigments and qualities. The course is suitable for those who have prior knowledge of textiles and for those who want to try something completely new. The teaching mixes common reviews with individual supervision.
Deadline for applying is 14th of Mars. Apply at www.capellagarden.se/summercourses2019/Mönstramedfärg

Materials for the spring pattern project just arrived from Maiwa Handprints! Patterns in making… I will try Katazome printing again. Tried it before in Japan and also been experimenting. Now with some proper tools.

" A perspective of 2018"
This project started in a workshop and with my lack of a colour tool that could fit my purposes. It´s a custom made box that contains 800 pieces of hand painted colour shades. An object as much as an tool. I´ve made the shades daily and like a diary it has grown over the year.

Patience is a big part of making research. Sorting out and documenting results and facts takes time. But doing it together on a flying carpet makes more sense. Right now we are building up our experience and knowledge for launching a new business model that includes taking care of the resources and implement a sustainable chain for garments.

164 Shades of natural colours in 4 days. Research and sampling using only natural dye pigments for different qualities. Extracting, reusing and over dyeing with the beautiful plants and pigments that I we bought in India such as marigold, Indian madder, euphatorium, walnut, turmeric, logwood, bresilia and pomegranate.

We have started to sort pictures for the block printing book. We took over 10000 pictures during our trip and now trying to decide how to tell the story… It´s challenging but yet so fun to work with this project. Baghru is known for “dhabu” resist printing with mud and over dye with indigo as well as the use of natural pigments for block printing with colours. The fabrics needs to be mordanted with harda before you print with natural colours made of iron/jagery, madder and turmeric. This indigo vat has sustained for 9 years!

Back after a very intense month in India where I’ve been doing field studies as well as worked with the book project about the beautiful craft of block printing. Also explored different ways of working with natural dyes for both dyeing and printing. Met so many skilled craftspeople and the knowledge and enthusiasm they’ve shared is invaluable and very inspiring. Thank you all!

Soon on my way to beloved Mother India. This time will work together with block printers in Baghru, Sanganer, Ajrakhpur. Combining research, practical work and by following the whole process of pattern making and preparing for the book project; “Block print, trace from hand and nature”. Follow the work at @theblockprintingbook on Instagram.

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!

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.

Such a perfect day. We made a kite and it won first price for it´s beauty and also flied all day high in the sky.

Final days at Capella. We are working with the summer exhibition. I’m also taking done the interior design and the set up for the exhibition store. Just trying to be in the present during this wonderful time.

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.

Nyanser av grått. Capellagårdens trädgårdsbutik öppnar till påsk, nymålad! Jag har gjort färgsättningen tillsammans med målarna Rebecka och Alex. Vi har endast använt 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 made the color scheme together with the painters Rebecka and Alex. We have used 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!