This is a gallery of bands that I have finished. Every band is a unique, handmade piece.
As you will see, some of these bands are for sale. If you are interested in buying any of these, please contact me here for a price quote.
“Promises in Silk”
This set of seven handfasting bands is made with delicate silk, woven in 3/1 twill. The patterns include variations on the Celtic Eternity Knot, the Tree of Life, and a personal bindrune. The seven different colours of the bands each carry their own symbolism.
Photo by Patrick den Drijver (http://masqueobscura.format.com/)
FOR SALE “Dublin Dragons”
A wool band with dragon heads in pebble weave. The pattern is based on a brocaded band from Dublin, Ireland. 215 cm long.
FOR SALE “Birka in Blue”
A wool band in missed-hole technique. The “basket weave” knotwork is based on finds from Birka, Sweden. 135 cm long.
This wool band is based on archeological finds from the Celtic Iron Age, 800-400 B.C. found in a salt mine in Hallstatt, Austria. Like the original “Hallstatt I” band, it is done in 3/1 twill.
This wool band is based on archeological finds from the Celtic Iron Age, 800-400 B.C. found in a salt mine in Hallstatt, Austria. Like the original “Hallstatt III” band, it is done in pebble weave.
Three of a set of seven silk handfasting bands, in 3/1 twill. The patterns include various Celtic knotworks, the Tree of Life, and a personalised bindrune.
A wool band in missed-hole technique. The knotwork and dragon designs are based on finds from Birka, Sweden. The bindrune is the logo of the Norwegian band Wardruna.
I wove this band as a gift for Einar Selvik, the creative genius of Wardruna. Since missed-hole works best for diagonal lines, I devised a technique that allowed me to weave the perfectly straight vertical line needed for the bindrune logo.
“Variations on Birka”
The patterns on this band are loosely based on finds from Birka, Sweden. It is woven with baby alpaca wool. I wove this band mostly to experiment with the possibilities that this threading offers.