FIBERS, An ongoing collection of various fiber art projects and commissions. The fibers are sourced from a few local shops in Oslo, Norway. The “fat and happy” is a wool and acrylic blend from Pickles Oslo, a boutique sourcing Norwegian wool and working with women in Norway. The fuzzy threads in the projects are silk-mohair and/or alpaca threads usually sourced from Peru.
The scarves are fully handknit, and meant to used and styled in a myriad of ways. The yarns are naturally anti-microbial and can be aired-out, spot or dry cleaned.
For commissions contact Rachel at: email@example.com
Neapolitan, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, commissioned.
Nordic Lys, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, commissioned.
Desert Sands, 2020, single colour wool/acrylic blend with silk mohair accent, commissioned by a film director.
Nordic Sol, 2020, single colour cotton with two-wool, collected by an artist in Italy.
Denison Borealis Blanket, 2018, dip-dye alpaca, wool bland. Gifted.
Cake Comfort, 2019, multi-coloured wool, pillow, sold to collector in Los Angeles.
Ovalo Gift, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, commissioned by an artist for a family gift.
Bellarus Wrap, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, single colour alpaca. Commissioned by a client as a gift for a family member abroad in Bellarus.
Stein Sjerf, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, single colour alpaca. Commissioned by a muscian, educator, and public service professional in Los Angeles, California.
Music Progeny Wrap, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, multi-colour alpaca, commissioned by a designer and business owner in Oslo, for his daughter.
Hauge Bliss Wrap, 2019, single colour wool/acrylic blend, single colour alpaca. Commissioned by an Osteopath in Oslo, Norway.
Silverberg Tre Skjerf, 2016-2017, dip-dye brown wool, white and maroon alpaca.
Scarf with poem purchased by nature scientist and geographer. “As rings on a tree, this soft wrap grew, knitted, unearthing, mighty threads of soft white into rounds, encircling, a body warm.“
Wagner Vein Blanket, 2017, two-colour wool. Purchased by an artist & collector.
Keeping warm. The relationship between the mind and the body can be most directly understood by experience. As feeling and sensation are subjective, individual territory, the Vein Blanket uses colours to visualise pathways in which circulation travels around the body. The weight of this blanket makes carrying and transport something considered, to not take lightly. As the body and its contents and discontents worth weighing. The warmth of this blanket, producing a by-the-fire experience in the frigid Norwegian winters.
Yun Bundle Blanket, 2016, dip-dyed acrylic, cotton blend. Gifted.
Keeping cool. Transitioning from the body into the world marks quite often a change in temperature and a temporary change in temperament. The dyed yarn symbolises the transitioning from one space to another, and is knit in a loose manner to allow air to circulate freely when wrapped around the body. The blanket was made for a friend in the early stages of second gestation. The blanket was made to be a shared item between the siblings, to keep cool and also protected in the humid Korean summers.
Gottardo Florence Mohair, 2016, single coloured mohair. Gifted.
A mother and her daughter will share so much. This wrap was made to function both as blanket, as scarf, shawl, and represent the bond between a mother and daughter.
In beginning fibres art appeared a means to materialise dreams and the ineffable.
Waterfall Tapestry. A failed art class assignment from a dream: A waterfall flowing from a forest, stones at the bottom.
Stop Smoking Swath. Early days, learning the basics as a means to stop smoking. Seems obvious in the result.
Handmade Pillows. Working with found materials from Oma. Fabrics and buttons from another time.
Red Scarf in the Sun. A scarf thick enough to protect the neck and hold up the head.
Fog Blanket. Working with wool from Ukrainian sheep, dyed in the color of the foggy nordic sky.
Various Scarves. Two material and single material scarves.