Exhibition of recycled woollen stuff

Saturday I’m going to attend a workshop on recycling wool with Katarina Brieditis, one of the writers of the book “Do redo – the art of butchering a sweater”.

As an appetizer I went to see an exhibition  on recycled textiles at Bymuseet today and to hear Annemor Sundbø, a textile designer from Norway, lecturing on the subject.

Anne Marie Helger, actress and political provocateur, known for her satirical comments, crazy humour and extraordinary dresses opened the exhibition.

It was a very inspiring afternoon. Now I really look forward for the workshop!

At her small woollen mill she produces tweed and woollen duvets basically made out of recycled wool. Here she has discovered and studied the hidden treasures of the storage bins containing all sorts of worn out – and carefully repaired – sweaters, socks and other wool ware. Studying these piles of knitted rags has given her a comprehensive knowledge about traditional knitting patterns and cultural history

About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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2 Responses to Exhibition of recycled woollen stuff

  1. alexshur says:

    You are going to love recycling woolens! I have a little line of cut/sew wool sweaters and bags (also some other little things) that are on their way to Holland and Antwerp now. I am going to see what the shops do with them, and then, I will be offering their “sisters” online. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see what you do!

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