I’ve been at the art residency in the Kuusisto Art Manor for about 3 weeks and so far made two rugs, a brooch, Saori scarf, a wall hanging and a Saori inspired woven necklace. I think my mind is slowly gearing towards making art jewellery, despite having been pretty exhausted by it in the spring. I find myself getting inspired by the forgotten things I find on the ground.
I’m also hosting weaving and knitting workshops in July and building light earth looms in the surrounding area. I hope many people feel inspired to do some crafts.
It’s been a while and much has happened. I graduated and got a top grade for my Saori inspired thesis, which I’ve almost translated into English. Once it’s done I will publish both language versions on my new website for anyone to download for free.
The summer is finally here and I am relocating to the artist residency of Kuusisto Art Manor. For the last week I’ve just cleaned and set up two floor looms (I have two now!!). One of them has a 30m long warp for making rugs and I am hoping to provide this and other weaving and craft related opportunities for the visitors of the manor. Right now I am thinking also of knitting picnics for sunny days. This summer has the potential to be really great.