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A commercial version of Skanian weaving: Erik Lundberg

For those of you who read a previous very short-lived post on this company, my apologies. This was a serious flame-out on my part! My basic assumption behind the post was just wrong. 1,755 more words

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March 4th

March 4th is a crappy day on the calendar for me. 3.4.1994 my friend was murdered and the Hippy lost his mind. I am not sure if it was a teenager dying; or that both of the Hippie’s fathers (he was adopted by his step-dad as a boy) had died six months prior or if it was his birthday approaching (41) and he decided to have a mid-life crisis and change our entire lives on a dime but all those things happened at the same time and was pretty much the end of my relationship with the Hippy as he sold all his businesses; told his 16 year old daughter (me) to find a place to live (he didn’t care where) and told his wife to go or divorce him and he was in Jamaica not two months later.

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The Benefits of Paying Attention to Your Supporting Characters: Guest Post by J.E. Nice

by J. E. Nice

I love a good supporting character.  Not only do I personally tend to find them more interesting than the protagonist, but they can add so much to your stories, whether it’s adding to the plot, creating more scenes or to be used as a device for your main character. 994 more words

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Color explosion: Viola Gråsten

Viola Gråsten is celebrated in Sweden as a designer of mid-century printed textiles. But her first work in Sweden was as a rug designer. A 1945 emigrant from Finland, the Swedish-speaking Gråsten arrived with impressive credentials. 1,465 more words

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60 Day Superhero - Day Five

Taking the first few steps may be a breeze for some, others will have to have a nice kick in the bum. Regardless of how you’re starting, you need to find a good base of people to help you out on your journey. 479 more words


Combs and Zigzags: Svea Norén

In the past several years at auctions around Sweden, there have been occasional appearances of mid-century flat-weave rugs attributed to a “Svea Norén.”  But tracking this designer has not been easy. 2,555 more words

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Merry Christmas!

First, I want to thank all of you— the more than 2000 strong!— who have been reading and commenting on my blog this past year. I love doing research, learning more about Swedish weaving of rugs and tapestries (and a few miscellaneous excursions into other techniques like this one) and writing about these, but it is you, the readers the blog, who make me feel like this project is worth doing. 517 more words

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