Monday, September 27, 2010

From Three Bags To Three Idols

Here are my newest folk bags, all custom orders. The fabrics I have used in these bags are my own designs and create an illusion of continuous knitted fabric. I think of my bags as collage, combining different elements in uniform way.

I would love to add more artistic elements to my bags, like wild paintings. I often think my work is too controlled, too designed. I admire the look of relaxed illustrations, especially lively drawings. It is like I have walked a long way to be able to create something detailed and then, I just wish I could go back to the child's world where anything is possible and everything is relaxed and playful.

That's why I admire Miina Äkkijyrkkä so much. She is not only brilliant sculptor, but also outstanding illustrator who has designed fabrics for Marimekko. She, Anni Rapinoja and Sirkka Könönen are my three idols!


  1. I don't agree with you on the part of thinking that your work is too designed/controlled. It really looks like there is a flow in it which is coincidentally. I always get back at your blog or at your page over at ravelry to look at it, and wondering how on earth you make this happen.

  2. Just-Do, thank you! It is interesting to know how different people see my work. I am so glad if the flow shows as I am in the flow when making these!

  3. Hello, nice work. Congratulations. Success and good sales for you.

  4. Beautiful work; I think your work is amazing!


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