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        11th to 15th. Oct                    Alexandra Palace, Knitting and Stitching show.

2018        Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Sat 14th and Sun 15th.  Oct.  Wandsworth's artists open house

2018        23rd to 26th Oct. Oct.             Harrogate, Knitting and Stitching show.

2017        16th to 18th June.                  Horniman museum.

2016        September.                             Chichester and Tunbridge. New Embroidery group.
2015         19th,20th,26th and 27th Sep.   Merton arts trail, 61 Compton Road, SW19 7QA

2015         6th-7th June                             Horniman museum

2014-2015                                                 Bermondsey Fayre / shop

2014         6th-7th Dec.                             Christmas Fayre / Horniman museum

2014        14th - 15th June                        Horniman museum, London.

2014        19th March- 4th April                "MADE" Morley College, London

2013        12th and 13th of July                 Horniman Musuem, London

2013        29th March-11th of April             Ramster Surrey.

2012        25th June-13th of July                Common Thread, Putney library, London.

2012        10th and 11th of July                 Horniman Museum London.

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

2011         8th-21st April                            Ramster, Surrey

2010         September                                London loves felt, Thames festival, London

2009- 2011  2nd Feb- 3rd April                  Alby Crafts, Norfolk,

1992          July                                          Gammelvala, Brunskog,Sweden

1990          July                                          Gammelvala, Brunskog, Sweden.

2008          15th-29th April                        "MADE" Morley gallery London

1980          26thSept-19th Oct.                  The embroiderer's guild, The Commonwealth art gallery, Kensington.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Exhibitions  Solo

2017 1st July- ongoing.                        Gate, Gastgiveri. Restaurant and gallery. Arvika Sweden.

2016  1st March-17th June                    Waterloo health centre, 5 Lower Marsh, London.

2011  18th June-20th July                        Chelsea and Westminster hospital, London.

2010  27thSept-16th Oct.                         Putney library gallery, London.

2010  22nd Feb-7th March                       Coffee 1st Battersea, London

2008  3rd-7th June                                  Wimbledon library gallery, London

 

 

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