I've been feeling a little blue every now and then and I think I finally managed to pin point why that is. I primarily work alone, from my home and therefore I have learnt how important it is to reach out to people in order to not get completely immersed in the solitude of working by yourself. My work with weaving has the added effect of being like meditation and sometimes I find myself going really deep within, maybe deeper than what is good for a pensive soul like myself. W
TellUs @ Oulu University - Glad to see one of last year's projects come to a successful conclusion. Handwoven lampshades with the notable size of 100cm diameter are now hung at the TellUs entrepreneurship hub for students. 4 of them are greeting people as they enter and two shed their light on those who choose to have a quiet moment in a space intended for relaxing and thinking. TellUs is a new space for students, start-ups and entreprenurs to innovate and develop new busines
Right, so recently local food is becoming the standard in the most recently opened new restaurants and diners. Downtown you can, again, find a small butcher shop where you can buy local Black Angus beef steaks to cook yourself. This a great development in the food industry I think and I really get it. Local food, man. Personally I like to buy a reindeer from further up north, but either way I know where it's from, how it died, who owned it etc. It's no doubt more meaningful k
For the past few weeks I have been working on (yet another) massive yellow project which has added up to more than 20 meters of gloriously yellow textile, which I wove in the open Taito Lappi weaving studio. Had I done all of this alone at home I might have lost it a little, I tell you. Over the course of the past few weeks my yellow effort got more than a few curious looks from the other weavers wondering what on earth I was making yellow after yellow after yellow. Well, rem
Oulun Yliopistolla vietetään tänä vuonna Yrittäjyyden teemavuotta (linkki heidän sivuille), ja he päättivätkin panostaa hieman erilaisiin markkinointimateriaaleihin kuin pelkästään perinteisiin julisteisiin ja flyereihin, nimittäin kävin tiistaina ompelemassa aimo läjän neulegraffiteja kiinni yliopiston pylväisiin ja kaiteisiin!
Niille, joille neulegraffiti (engl. "yarnbomb" tai "knit graffiti") ei ole ennestään tuttu, niin se on siis eräänläinen reviirinmerkkaus, jolla neu