Tiled House Heddle by Kerstin Neumüller
This is an Embellishment exhibit piece. Available to pick up or have shipped after January 5, 2024.
Artist Statement: I'm a Swedish crafter and author of craft books. I have many years of textile education, a tailoring degree, and took traditional sewing at Sätergläntan. In the spring of 2020, I started whittling for fun and soonstarted to make little weaving tools that I simply call "heddles” which are traditionally used for band weaving in Scandinavia. As a relatively new woodworker I love trying out new materials and possibilities which makes my process and heddles forever change and shift in their appearance.
I was inspired to decorate the top and bottom of the weaving heddle, making the dents (vertical slats) a part of the imagery. It is most common to place any ornaments at the top of the heddle, above the dents. In the traditional disposition one could say that the embellishment sits atop the weaving tool, but in my version, it is the weaving tool. I am inspired by folk tales, children's books illustrations, and the dream of coming home to a lit house late at night.
Dimensions: h 4” x w 2”
Materials: birch wood, linseed oil paint, shellac paint
If shipping is requested, we will contact you in January with an additional shipping charge.