”It is now many years since my mother and I cycled south along Hærvejen – from Viborg to the German border. It was 1972, I was 11, and this was my introduction to Mid-Jutland. Today, I see that this was a journey that entered my consciousness and became, in time, a form of longing. Now, I feel at home here. All my adult life, I have lived right on the edge of the “real” Mid-Jutland, in Silkeborg and Gl. Rye, a stone’s throw from Jutland’s high watershed and the heathland.”
Midtjyske Tæpper is the story of four places in Mid-Jutland, a story that is told through the creation of nine rugs.
It is a project where I wanted to make visible, unite and convey four locations, my design process, craftsmanship, and production in a series of machine woven rugs.
The idea originates from my connection with Mid-Jutland, the love of my field – I am a weaver – as well as the fact that the very last production facilities within my field are about to disappear completely!
For many years, I have felt like putting into production a series of rugs in a quite heavy, fulled quality reminiscent of the Swedish “filtar” (rugs) from the ‘50s.
Rugs that become more beautiful with time, that are durable and that can be passed on to the next generation.