Please watch the photos on the Danish version
All my life I have been working with subjects where I should use my hands and head in a creative way, like sewing, knitting and more. I didn’t have much money as a child, so I used what I could find and get for free.
More than 20 years ago I learned the word patchwork. I had been doing similar things for years, not knowing, it was “something”. I had a sister in law who taught me the word and she wanted me to learn this thing. I was not hooked on the idea, because it seemed to me, that you had to make things already invented. But I said yes to her showing me how to sew fabric on templates and then sew them together. The technique learned I chose to make my own patterns. I did some placemats with the same pattern, but placed the fabrics in different positions. They are long gone and I have no photos of them. It was before digital cameras came out. Next project was my own design, small things made of fabric, I had dyed with batik colors. They still are in use.