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Helle Rude Trolle

  • Weaver
  • Samsø, Denmark
  • Master Artisan
Helle Rude Trolle Weaver
Danish, English, German
By appointment only
+45 31724641
©Dorte Krogh

Inspired by the sky

  • • Helle likes to express the changes in weather
  • • Her starting point is always traditional textures and patterns
  • • She then explores new directions to develop her creations

Copenhagen-based weaver Helle Rude Trolle graduated in Textile Design and Weaving from Kolding School of Design and founded her own workshop in 2001. Her work is based on a love of craftsmanship and a fascination for constructing structures, often in several layers and dimensions. “Working with fibres allows you to experiment, play, explore and develop new expressions,” she says. “If you can weave you can make your own special fabric with unique properties, and that is what fascinates me. I will always try to make textiles telling their own story about colour and material.” She explores the opportunities different materials possess, and through her technical skills she develops contemporary textiles. In the summer, Helle opens up her studio on the small Island of Samsø, where she organises workshops dedicated to botanical dyeing.

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Photo: ©Peter Klode
Floral ornament

This sculptural fabric piece is shaped on a loom. Through controlled weaving in four layers Helle Rude Trolle creates a three-dimensional form, a floral like ornament.

Height 20 cm
Width 20 cm

Photo: ©Dorte Krogh
This reminds of rain

Helle Rude Trolle has created this installation with fibres hanging in a formation from a series of threads that do not quite reach the floor. The iridescent yarns and transparent monofilaments create a subtle interplay of colours and also reflect the colours of their surroundings.

Height 200 cm
Width 200 cm

Photo: ©Dorte Krogh
This reminds of rain

The design for these three textiles with different woven structures is inspired by the varying colours of the sky and clouds. The fabrics are woven on analogue and digital looms from wool dyed with natural indigo and woad combined with industrial yarns. The finished pieces have been mounted on a wooden frame

Height 210 cm
Width 150 cm

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