29
Dec
20

pa landet …..swedish summer house by the lake

Designed and woven by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Tapestry and needle felting

Hand dyed wool fabric, wool yarns, vegetal fiber and hand dyed wool roving

12″ x 18″

Mounted on a wood stick

This tapestry was woven specially for my granddaughter Zoe, who wanted a scene from Sweden. It was so nice to imagine a summer house the, they call it “pa landet”, it means in the house for vacation. By the lake of course, so you can fish and walk. As you can see it has the Swedish flag outside the house that is red, of course, and the birch trees are on the side.! I really enjoyed a lot making it!

29
Dec
20

my christmas tree

Designed, hooked and felted by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Rug hooking, needle felting and fimo making

Hand dyed wool fabric, wool yarn, hand dyed wool roving, and polymer clay

11″ x 13″

Mounted on a canvas

This was my Christmas card this year. It represents my immediate family: children and grandchildren. I started hooking the tree with different kinds of materials. Then I felted the ground and the star. With polymer clay I made the ornaments, different colors for each family. So the red, represents Anne-Marie’s family, the blue Maria Teresa’s, the purple Mattias’s and the yellow Miguel’s, I am the orange of course! The animation of the card was made by Miguel and Enrique. I had so much fun thinking it over and making it! Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – God Jul

29
Dec
20

dreams

Designed based on a painting of Hilma af Klint and hooked by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Rug hooking , needle felting and proddy

Hand dyed wool fabric, hand dyed wool roving, wool yarn and sari silk

18″ x 27″

Framed on stretcher with canvas

This piece was inspired by a painting of Hilma af Klint, born in Sweden (1862-1944). I liked the idea as she was Swedish, as me, so we have in common something. I loved to make this piece, it has a meaning…..dreams! We all have them!

29
Dec
20

another sunset at lake galena, bucks county PA

Designed and taken from a photo by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Needle felting

Hand dyed wool roving on wool fabric

8″ x 10″

Framed

The sunsets at this time of the year are incredibles! So a friend send me a picture of this one, and I had to make it. The colors are the real ones!! Love to do felting!

17
Dec
20

santa lucia

Designed , felted, hooked and photographed by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Rug hooking, needle felting and a photography

Hand dyed wool strips, hand dyed wool roving and phone camara

It has been a different year, 2020, but the Christmas spirit is here. On December 13th, the darkest night of the year, in Sweden, a light comes in the shape of a girl dressed in white with candles on her head, announcing that Christmas is here!!! How wonderful!

23
Nov
20

christmas ornaments

Designed, hooked and felted by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Rug hooking and needle felting

Hand dyed wool yarn, wool fabric and hand dyed wool roving on wool fabric and linen

Wooden hoops

3″ diameter

Christmas is here! Several ornaments made of different things. It was fun to make them, almost thinking of the people!

23
Nov
20

christmas heart

Designed and hooked by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Rug hooking

Wool yarn and silk yarn on linen

Cork coaster

7″ diameter

It is almost Christmas so I started to think of hearts. This is a coaster for the Christmas table of somebody. It was fun to make, it is almost symmetric! It was hooked with only yarn, new mode for me!

23
Nov
20

un paisaje imaginario

Designed and hooked by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Rug hooking

Hand dyed wool yarn, wool yarn and silk yarn on linen

Cork coaster

7″ diameter

I like to work on round shapes, it is interesting. In this particular one , I just started to make the blue of the lake or sea, and build it up, and voila , there it is my imaginary place. The sunset is really orange, I like it!

11
Nov
20

fall in pennsylvania

Designed and felted by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Needle felting

Hand dyed wool roving and wool yarn on wool fabric

Framed

8″ x 10″

This fall has been so beautiful here in Bucks County. There is no end in the beauty. Love to make reflections, I think this came out quite good! It is for the American Swedish Historical Museum, as a donation for the Christmas raffle.

11
Nov
20

sunset at lake galena, bucks county, pa

Designed and felted by Gun-Marie Nalsen 2020

Needle felting

Hand dyed wool roving on wool fabric

Framed

8″ x 10″

Beautiful sunset at the Lake Galena, the colors are so bold, it amazes the eye, really. Love to make this kind of work. Also going to the online winter show of the Arts @ Cultural Council of Bucks County.




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