David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl

David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl

David Klöcker was born in Hamburg. He was the son of Johann Klöcker and had eight siblings. In 1648, Klöcker traveled to Amsterdam where he learned how to paint following the instructions from Juriaen Jacobsze (1624–1685) … read more on Wikipedia!

The summer-seat or somerset

Fäbodvallen

The »somerset» or »somerseat», known in Swedish as the fäbodvall, is a sort of summer residence in the wood land, temporarily occupied for cattle grazing. Agriculture, though practised on a small scale, was originally of only inferior importance there; and the cultivated ground was not in the first place used for production of fodder for… Continue reading The summer-seat or somerset

Ciborium

Ciborium

Anna Gustafsdotter Banér was the wife of a privy councillor and is also believed to be the author of an eyewitness account of her father Gustav Banér’s last hours of life before he was executed at what became known as the Linköping Bloodbath in 1600. Anna Gustafsdotter Banér was born in 1585 at Djursholm castle… Continue reading Ciborium

The dragon pattern

The dragon pattern

Signe Sohlman was a much-loved textile artist, illustrator and painter. Signe Sohlman was born in 1854. She was the second child born into a large family in Stockholm. Her mother was Hulda Maria Sohlman af Sandeberg who hailed from Ösmo. Her father, Per August Ferdinand Sohlman, was nine years older than her mother and had… Continue reading The dragon pattern

Lace

Lace

Selma Giöbel was one of the foremost designers in woodwork and textile arts during the late 1800s. She achieved great success with her works. She was also active in the women’s movement. Selma Giöbel came from a family with a background in crafts. During the early 1700s, her paternal grandfather’s father arrived in Limmared in… Continue reading Lace

Round shield

Round shield

Sofia Gisberg was a pioneer in pattern creation and design. Sofia Gisberg was born in 1854 in Sundsvall and her talent for drawing already became apparent when she was at school. From 1870 to 1877 she gained further training at Litografiska Anstalten in Sundsvall. She then travelled to Stockholm in order to work at Centraltryckeriet… Continue reading Round shield