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Welcome to my Inner World. I am a French self-taught artist, and these past seventeen 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,… Continue Reading

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Composite Weave

I was weaving with King Cole Country Tweed yarn and although I like this shade very much, there was no magic.

It just didn’t work with my merino warp yarn. So after 50 cm, I decided to try something else. I think this particular tweed yarn will work better with a dark brown warp. I’ve come back to composing with one main yarn and lots of different ornamental yarns here and there. This is my favourite type of weaving. And I also get to add shiny things! Only 10 days til I travel to France for two weeks. I’ll be very busy with sewing and pretty much nothing else (but I still want to watch Wallace and Gromit again, I’ve developed a fondness for these characters). The good news is that I’m getting now slightly better at sewing (I’ve also simplified the hand-made template that I use).

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East Wind

I found a stretch of road sheltered from the icy east wind today, thanks to my driving license (and the mountains…). I often think back to last year at the same period and all the self-doubt, the real trouble I had learning to drive. And it went on until June when after a second attempt, I finally passed the exam. I’m so glad it’s over. I’ve become better at driving. But I’m not so sure I’ll ever get better at sewing. This is a disaster. I might have to sew straight on the dummy, perhaps it will give me more control because every time I’m on this sewing machine, I do weird (unspeakable) things. I could try to fit the garment with a stapler. But of course, it will take far more time. What drives me mad is that sewing requires so much overwhelming precision. But as long as I find a plan B, there is still hope for me.

 

 

 

 

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Polar Night

Happy New Year!

After two months of almost continuous rain, snow is here at last. And in 5 days, the sun should come back after the long polar night. As a special treat, I drove us to Steine. The girls really enjoyed the change of scenery. They were actually overjoyed. I love these brooding skies, the mystery. It sparks your imagination.

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Progress

There are a few fabrics I meant to take pictures of, and here they are:

And I also worked all day with a prototype as a base for all my garments. It took me the whole day! I’m eager to see whether or not it will work with fabric. I may have to adjust it again.

This kind of work, I don’t know why, is very difficult for me. I find it extremely tedious. But if I’m lucky, I might not have to do it ever again. A good base will work fine with any alteration.

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