I was born in Sweden in a very creative household, where my grandmother produced all kinds of crafts including weaving and my mother was a dress maker, so I was exposed to textiles at a young age. I started making my own clothes from hand me downs given to me by my older cousins.

I was taught many embroidery techniques and stitches when studying for a City and Guilds certificate in creative embroidery at London College of Fashion in the early eighties. I have ever since then enjoyed experimenting with embroidery stitches and I use stitch in my textiles by mixing wool and embroidery threads and layering stitches and using many colours to create a desired effect.

My work developed further when I started to combine stitching with hand made felt, occasionally cutting into the  felt to reveal the stitching underneath. This layering technique enabled me to add another colour as well as texture to my textiles. I am currently exploring which materials can be combined in the felting technique to achive a variety of textures. I sometimes use found objects in my work

Producing all my work by hand gives me pleasure as I like the tactile feeling of the material I work with.

I have taught in Adult education for many years and teaching gives me great pleasure and lots of inspiration, especially teaching people with disabilities and learning difficulties. I also get inspiration from visiting exhibitions, travels especially in Sweden and the environment I live in.

 

 

Qualifications.

PGCE Teacher's Certificate in Art and Design.
City and Guild's Creative Embroidery, London college of Fashion.
Feltmaking at Morley College, London.

 

Membership.

William Morris Society.

International feltmakers association.

New Emroidery Group.


Eleonor has got textiles in private collections in Sweden, Denmark, England and Turkey.

Exhibitions.   Group

2018    NEG    Alexandra Palace, Knitting and Stitching show.

2018              Wandsworth's artists open house

2018    NEG    Harrogate, Knitting and Stitching show.

2017               Horniman museum.

2016    NEG    Chichester and Tunbridge.
2015                Merton arts trail, 61 Compton Road, SW19 7QA

2015                Horniman museum

2014-2015        Bermondsey Fayre / shop

2014                Christmas Fayre / Horniman museum

2014                Horniman museum.

2014               "MADE" Morley College, London

2013                Horniman Musuem, London

2013                Ramster Surrey.

2012                Common Thread, Putney library, London.

2012                Horniman Museum London.

2012 - 2014.     Doopo doopo shop/gallery Forest Hill London.

2011                Ramster, Surrey

2010                London loves felt, Thames festival, London

2009- 2011       Alby Crafts, Norfolk,

1992                Gammelvala, Brunskog,Sweden

1990                Gammelvala, Brunskog, Sweden.

2008               "MADE" Morley gallery London

1980                The embroiderer's guild, The Commonwealth art gallery, Kensington.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Exhibitions  Solo

2017   ongoing    Gate, Gastgiveri. Restaurant and gallery. Arvika Sweden.

2016                             Waterloo health centre, 5 Lower Marsh, London.

2011                      Chelsea and Westminster hospital, London.

2010                      Putney library gallery, London.

2010                      Coffee 1st Battersea, London

2008                      Wimbledon library gallery, London

 

 

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