Kasthall INGRID IN STRIPES

By Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg

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In preparation for our 125th anniversary in 2016, we have developed Ingrid in Stripes, inspired by the rag rugs which have been used on Swedish floors since the mid-19th Century. Used fabrics from clothes and household items were cut into long ribbons which were then woven into striped, multi-coloured rugs. In the 1960s and 1970s, domestic arts and crafts enthusiasts started producing rag rugs with more distinct patterns and designs. Ingrid in Stripes lends a modern expression to traditional Swedish weaving, creating something which is equally at home in a city apartment or in a rural cottage.