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August 6, 2010

Design from Malin Selander Swatch Book

#16 Singles Linen Natural  – stripes – three different setts.

Woven 2004

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2010 11:10 am

    Those are beautiful! I have a lot Malin Selander’s books, but not her swatch collections.
    It’s obvious I’m missing something good too.


  2. August 6, 2010 12:32 pm

    Oh, I should have those books. Malin Selander lives in the same city as me. I went to see her exhibition and herd her talk about it. She did not like the ‘wet finish’-thing 🙂


  3. August 6, 2010 2:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing those photos! I have a stash of linen in my studio, waiting for me to get brave enough to use it. Even though I love linen yarn and linen fabric, I find the idea of weaving with it more than a little intimidating!



  4. August 7, 2010 5:01 am

    I looked at your photos and just thought “ahhhhh”. I love the way linen looks-so crisp and clean. Great photography!


  5. August 15, 2010 2:52 am

    Beautiful linen curtains, Evelyn! Are they at windows in your home? If/when I ever get moved, I’m looking forward to weaving curtain fabric and valances for a new home.


  6. Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
    August 15, 2010 5:25 am

    Sue , linen is such a beautiful fibre and with careful warping not difficult to use. I also weave linen with a humidifier going and dampen the bobbins.

    I love the Malin Selander designs and her books – I think the photographed swatch books are great too, but wish they had included all the samples that were in the swatch books . How lucky you are Desiree to have seen an exhibit!

    Janice, yes, I use these on french doors between rooms and really enjoy using my own work . I haven’t woven enough for myself!


  7. January 20, 2011 12:25 am

    I love this linen swatch, it’s a great simple idea! I’m looking for ideas for fine linen scarves and this is something I might try.

    Your blog is great, thanks for posting your stuff, it’s nice to see what other people are doing!


    • Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
      January 20, 2011 9:01 am

      Thanks Clare! These curtains haven’t been washed and have alot of body still, but singles linen should soften nicely when washed.



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