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Karin Carlander

  • Weaver
  • Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
  • Master Artisan
Karin Carlander Weaver
Danish, English
By appointment only
+45 29881418
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Reinterpreting a Nordic tradition

  • • Karin enjoys creating functional textiles
  • • Her works carry the Masters of Linen® certification
  • • She develops her textile designs on old wooden handlooms

Karin Carlander is a Danish contemporary weaver and textile artist, who reinterprets traditional Nordic crafts and the use of textiles for practical everyday purposes. Karin learned the craft of tapestry weaving at the age of 19, at French weaver Jacqueline de la Baume Dürrbach’s studio in Provence. In 1987 she graduated as a textile designer with a major in weaving from what is now known as the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. During this time she developed a lifelong interest and respect for Japanese design and craftsmanship, and she spent three months studying in Japan. In 1988, Karin established her own studio. She has spent the following decades creating and exhibiting one-off handwoven textiles and creating textile designs for several established companies, before starting her own brand, Textile No. in 2013.

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Playful rhombus

This rug was woven from hand dyed Norwegian spelsau wool and silk. Karin Carlander handcrafted the rug with an interplay of geometric lines and shapes, interlapping one another.

Length 300 cm
Width 200 cm

Photo: ©Ole Akhoej

This long dark brown carpet is handwoven using the natural colour of the spelsau wool called saure svart.

Length 420 cm
Width 100 cm

Photo: ©Ole Akhoej

This handwoven carpet was crafted with Norwegian spelsau wool, a reference to the textiles traditionally worn and used by Danish farmers.

Length 110 cm
Width 120 cm

Photo: ©Ole Akhoej

The design of this hand dyed and handwoven carpet, created from Norwegian spelsau wool, was inspired by the geometric forms found in the Alhambra palace.

Length 110 cm
Width 120 cm

Photo: ©Ole Akhoej
All on a row

This hand dyed and handwoven wall hanging was created with a mixture of linen and paper. Karin Carlander associates and contrasts bold earth colours.

Length 90 cm
Width 300 cm

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