I was visited by Birgitta Olausson, a Swedish rug weaver and we spent a delightful two days working on various felt designs that can be seen in my etsy shop. Birgitta, is based in Uddevalla, Sweden, a small city overlooking a dramatic bay. She is a long term textile artist who makes these beautiful rugs.
Here is her website: http://www.birgittashantverk.se/
We made felted flowers, 4-5 different types of scarves and we hand - dyed them.
this one is a ruffle type scarf that is very popular amongst Russian feltmakers. We made everything in white and dyed it in various wild colours!
Here Birgitta is making some lovely flowers, we made 10 to learn how thickness of wool influences the size and speed with which a flower brooch can be made.
We spend such a nice time together! We laughed, cooked, walked together round the city of Limerick and drunk the best Belgian beer Leffe at Nancy Blakes in Limerick. We visited the University campus which offers a very serene and tranquil environment to enjoy the natural landscape of the river Shannon.
The Living Bridge at the University.
The President's House.
It was great to talk to a person that is more experienced in Craft business than I am, Birgitta is such a warm person, Unique and great! I will miss you!