Gunilla

Gunilla "Nillan" Holmgren

Gunilla “Nillan” Holmgren is a colourist and a visual artist who uses both painting and tapestry weaving as her medium. She gets her ideas from nature, the sea and the sky. Observing the shift in colours from light to dark, all year around, Holmgren finds inspiration for her unique colour palette.

Before she starts weaving, she first paints a sketch in tempera. Then she hand-dyes wool and linen yarns in a pot, producing many different colours. In the weaving process, Holmgren mixes many hundreds of nuances in a single weave, using up to five colours in each yarn thread, changing the colours often so as to achieve the rich and variegated expression she strives for. In this way Holmgren manages to capture the abstract and shifting light in nature.

Portrait photographer: Bengt-Arne Ignell
Art photographers: Jenny Thörnberg and Erik Roxfelt

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Fabricate: Composition and texture

Fabricate: Composition and texture

Photographic book/catalogue by weaver and textile designer Åsa Pärson. The sample weave is Åsa’s sketch method for creating qualities with different characteristics where she distinguish between the tactility and the sensation of the textile. That is how the material behaves in the hand, against the skin and also how it looks. It is easy to replace a component and get a whole new result, a new surface, a new feeling that sometimes also becomes an association to something completely different from the weaving.

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Intertradition Process Book

Intertradition Process Book

Hand-sewn process book with pictures from the Intertradition project. Includes one pattern repeat from the inter-traditional fabric and the process chart poster. Limited edition of 38 books per colour.

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Textile Art and Sculptures

Textile Art and Sculptures

“Deepa Panchamia’s work is powerful, addressing as it does a fundamental and beguiling characteristic of all forms of life, namely those ever-present contradictions in nature, where the transparent yet strong, fluid and rigid, ostensibly random yet structured so often coalesce with such beautiful results”.
—Mary Schoeser, 2017

This debut book presents a selection of Deepa Panchamia's work from 2004—2017, including notes and extracts from the artist’s journal and essays written by Mary Schoeser. Limited to 300 copies, each book is numbered and signed by the artist.

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The Thread Wrapping Machine

The Thread Wrapping Machine

Anton Alvarez has spent two years developing a machine that spins thousands of metres of brightly coloured thread around pieces of wood and metal to join them, producing solid benches, stools and lamps without traditional joints of any kind. The thread acts as an joining element, allowing the raw material being wrapped to be extremely elaborate without appearing so. Alvarez’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum and is represented by Libby Sellers Gallery in London. In photos, interviews and essays, this book presents the evolution of the thread wrapping technique, with an essay by UglyCute founder Andreas Nobel and a foreword by legendary British artist and curator Richard Wentworth.

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