Welcome to my Inner World.
I am a French self-taught artist, and these past twenty years I have made Norway my home. Moving to the Lofoten islands was the greatest present I ever made to myself and the Arctic landscapes are indeed a true treat for any artist’s eyes. I live with my British soulmate, my sweet Papillon girls, Lucy and Pixie and the spirit of my border collie, Loki. My creativity is a tribute to the eyes that blink in the heart of every smallest thing, the flowing dreams whose pulse tries to reach to us in our most meditative state.
Kundry Land, February 2013
This is all mostly hand-spun yarns, except for the shawl for which I used brushed alpaca. The shawl is truly amazing, it’s like a warm cloud, it’s huge, I can wrap it twice around me. Needless to say, it’s a “hygge” shawl. No, it’s actually THE “hygge” shawl. So, with my hand woven fabrics made of hand-spun yarns, I made a sleeveless vest and a pullover, and I am very pleased. It was worth all the trouble, the months I’ve spent on this (dyeing fibers, carding, spinning, weaving, sewing).
And the clothes:
A scarf for my dad. It is incredibly soft and warm, It feels like a hug.
I wove a fabric for a snood with my hand-spun yarns. The inside of the snood will have the “chenille” fabric on the left (mix of commercial and hand-spun yarns). I used what felt like a huge amount of my hand-spun yarns and in the end, it was just enough for a snood. I’m glad I also dyed the warp, because my hand-spun yarns deserved no less than that.
I’ve just started weaving with my hand-spun yarns and I don’t think I can ever go back to weaving with commercial yarns. It’s like weaving with Moon, Sun and Stars, which reminds me of the Oracle card I’m working on at the moment (Donkey Skin). Every row, I’m like “oh… wow”, totally ravished. I’m glad I also dyed the warp in beautiful variegated colours, my hand-spun yarns wanted to marry only the best.