Thursday, December 13, 2007

Soft punch


Some years ago it was hard to "make some noise" with textile in Sweden. During my Art University years we were a tiny group who worked alone. I am so happy that has changed now! It's the comeback of textile - and "with a vengeance" :-) I love it!

I'm so glad to be a part of this great community of crafters.
Found these pair of boxing-gloves that I did at Art University.... they speak for them self about how I felt back then :-)
Velvet boxing-glovers with traditional Swedish folklore embroidery. The stitch is from the province of Blekinge called Blekingestitch (Blekingesöm).

10 comments:

Anna said...

I love!!!!

suzanne said...

A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!!!

Cattis said...

vilka cooola!
me like!

Melissa said...

I love them! I just found your blog and its great!

Dallas said...

Wow, beautiful embroidery - way too pretty to punch someone with. :)

Inger C said...

Thank you! I'm so happy that you like them! Happy holidays everyone!
Kind regards
Inger C

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

Way to let 'em have it, Inger. Those misguided estimations of craft are so dreary!

Sassychick said...

Hi, I love these gloves. I was wondering if you could direct to finding a boxing glove pattern like these. I want to design my own gloves, I can not find a pair that I like. I have been in women's boxing for 1 1/2 years. I want to design a pair that custom fit me. The store bought ones rare not designed for everyone. Thank you so much in advance.

Inger Carina said...

@Sassychick
So cool that you are into boxing! I took a pair of boxing gloves and put a velvet fabric on them, cut out the pieces to fit and sew them together over the original glove. After that I embroidered the pattern freehand. Maybe a shoe maker or a person that can work with leather can do the same for you! I think you can make the coolest gloves ever!!