The neatness of the knitting, the combinations of patterns and the colours of the embroidery on the mittens made in the twined knitting technique made a huge and lasting impression on me.
In May I once again attended a long weekend course to learn more about twined knitting and embroidery in Dala-Floda. The first time it was almost too much to be able to take it all in.
This is a jacket with knitted sleeves. The way the patterns are arranged on the sleeve is quite unusual.
While this jacket shows some of the most beautiful embroidery from Dala-Floda.
Some of the patterns I have made have been inspired by the knitted sleeves from the Dala-Floda costumes, like the Elise mitten.
And this mitten, called Maja, was inspired by the embroidery – even if it´s hard to find an exact likeness.
While this hat was inspired by the typical flower paintings of Dalarna, called kurbits in Sweden and rosmaling in Norway. Incidentally it´s also called rosmålning in Dala-Floda.
Something amazing happened when I was in Dala-Floda – I was invited to have an exhibition in the Dala-Floda Värdshus of my knitted things. The opening is on Saturday – July, 5 at 4 pm. Before the opening I will have a workshop where you can try knitting with colour or create your own patterns. I will also talk a little about traditional knitting patterns and how inspirating they can be.
Do come along if you happen to be near by!
Utställning och stickworkshop på Dala-Floda Värdshus i Dala-Floda, den 5 juli.