Kasthall INGRID IN STRIPES
By Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg
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.