Friday, June 12, 2009

Treasure in the Garden

Finally I have finished my newest bag called "Treasure in the Garden". I have started it already in January and blogged about it then.

Thanks to my graduation, I was finally able to finish the bag. I started the bag by thinking about the Scandinavian porcelain in the 40s to 70s. It is somewhat challenging to try to create something like that from woolen yarn. But I think I made it, I love the colors and the simple motifs. Furthermore this bag really shows how Scandinavian Kukkilintu really is.

I have to confess here that I am so bored about the "form follows function" obsession among industrial designers in Finland.

Probably I should not express myself so strongly as many times there are no alternatives really, trying to keep the manufacturing and material costs low. And yes, I find many modern design fairly inspirational. But still, I cherish the colors, ornaments, everything that is full and organic. It's nature's patchwork, as lively as the tulips in my garden!


Kertrud said...

I just found this bag and other knitted things made by you, in Ravelry. I like their patterns and colours. It's difficult to choose any to be added among my favourites list, so I'd rather praise them all together :) Natural, cosy, traditional... Very nice things.

Päivi Eerola said...

Thank you Kertrud! I am so glad you like my bags!