Weave me away – Weaving is attainable for everyone

from Annalisa Chelli - 2 September 2019

Annalisa Chelli

Community Manager at DHGshop
Sicily and Tuscany are in my blood. Travelling, movies, music, and art are the things I enjoy the most. I love whales, tattoos, the sea, Africa, good food, big smiles, Picasso, ‘The Master and Margarita’, and ‘Marriage Italian Style’. I believe in Charles Darwin and in the proverbs my grandmother said.
Annalisa Chelli

Anne Djupvik Andersen lives in Bergen, Norway. She and her husband have just recently moved to the countryside, going back to her roots to the place where she grew up. They spent a lot of time renovating the house that her grandparents left her, which is a typical 50s style building. A large part of this house is dedicated to Anne’s small studio which is called Weave me away. A place filled with peace, where yarns, fibres and looms complement each other perfectly.

Weave Me Away artista tessile

Anne opened her textile studio, Weave me away, about 5 years ago, after coming across the skillful fibre artist Marianne Moodie. She fell in love with the craft and the creative freedom this type of work has to offer. So, she taught herself the trade and started studying weaving from old books and on the internet. After that, she took part in shows and trade fairs and even wrote a book about weaving.

Weave Me Away e un wall hanging dallo stile nordico

Weave me away favours vintage looms

She took her first steps into the weaving world by using a makeshift loom. It was a plain old frame, held together with some nails. Then, once she gained more experience, she started working with a second-hand vintage loom. Anne is convinced that in order to weave you don’t need expensive or special equipment, as long as you are creative and willing. Therefore, it’s safe to say, weaving is a way for anyone to express themselves.

Weave Me Away tesse il tops di lana extrafine

Weave me away has a style based on opposite ends of the spectrum: pieces with pale and soft colours, above all white, and pieces with bolder, brighter colours. Over time, she’s learnt how to use the colour palette as an indicator of her own state of mind, therefore how she’s feeling at that time is reflected in her wall hangings.

Weave Me Away e il filato in lurex Charleston

Super shiny colours have been chosen for the two pieces that Weave me away has made for us using our extra fine merino wool tops and our yarns. The wall hanging has got shades of green and pink, with a modest colour palette but loads of different contrasting materials. As a matter of fact, Anne loved putting together the wool tops with the prefelt ribbons, the chiffon silk ribbons and Piuma yarn. Instead the clutch is with tops and Piuma Colour. Honey and lovely fringes made using Charleston in the Colour. Dawn.

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