Weaver and textile artist Karin Carlander interprets classic techniques as the backbone of her creative process. Two new designs – a rectangular rug woven from paper yarn and a fringed throw in alpaca wool – showcase this craftsmanship in contemporary pieces for private and public use.
For the Shuttle rug, Carlander decided upon paper yarn because of its crisp and delicate expression. Although challenging to work with, the inflexible plant-based material has its own personality and can withstand being dyed in colours.
Carlander utilises the paper yarn’s resilience by dying it in hues that bring attention to its unique texture.
Karin Carlander is a Danish contemporary weaver and textile artist. In her work she reinterprets traditional Nordic crafts and the use of textiles for practical everyday purposes