Over the last few months I have been pondering about a new project. It started with visiting our local vikingcenter during the annual Easter Art Exhibition. While visiting I got myself a snoregaffel or a lucet and started experimenting with it.
In June we spent a few days on Sjælland which gave us the chance to visit Viking ship museum in Roskilde again. Here, at this gorgeous place, I bought myself nålebinding-needle. Another period of experimenting started especially since I also joined our local vikingcenter.
While on holiday we found again some beautiful helleristninger. These helleristninger are so intrigueing, well at least to me they are. Lots of time I also spent with my nålebinding-needle and some gorgeous wool which I had taken along, and I have been writing and drawing intensely while pondering about all I saw.
In a few posts I already showed you some of my work, the nålebinding/snoregaffel-experiment and the pieces of embroidery on paper. My interest in helleristninger is certainly not new, it is an old love which is revisited again although I question myself if I ever left it. I feel that with the nålebinding-needle, the snoregaffel, the flettehjul I have some tools which together with my embroidery can lead to an interesting project which I'm gonna call Nordic embellishment, at least for now.
Before I leave you alone again I want to give you two links. Both are a BBC-production about viking art. The first one is called The art of the vikings - secret knowledge, the second one is called: Viking art: a culture show special. Well I guess you're now more or less up to speed about the direction I want to take at the moment.
Have a great day.