Rosa Tolnov Clausen

Rosa Tolnov Clausen

Webbplats: rosatolnovclausen.com

Danish textile designer and weaver, b. 1985

A consummate craftswoman, Rosa Tolnov Clausen is passionate about weaving. In her creative work, she examines the classical craft and seeks for how it can be used and viewed relevantly in the present. Many of her projects have a strong social component, which she explores by using weaving as her tool, put into tension by her conceptual approach. In a working process thriving on experimentation and exploration, she puts to test materials, methods and tools, to arrive at aesthetic qualities, partnerships and products that from the combination of these conditions appear with new functionality and purpose.

H.O.W. - Hands On Woven

H.O.W. is a serial one-off production of cushions produced by the weavers at Blindes Arbejde in Denmark.

The project started as my graduation project from Kolding School of Design in 2013. I created a tactile toolbox for visually impaired weavers by Blindes Arbejde. From the sense of touch each weaver can make a selection of technical weaving choices. Following the choices are combined and woven by the weaver on a shaft loom. Hereby the weavers become co-designers of the unique textiles they produce. After the weaving process the textiles are made into cushions.

Since June 2014 the weavers and I have worked in close collaboration to develop and improve the toolbox. We wanted to make the concept even more accessible. We have worked with new yarns, new combinations of bindings and high contrast.

Digitalt galleri

CAN A ROOM BE A LOOM?

The project Can a Room be a Loom? was exhibited at Fuori Salone in Milan in 2014. Basing the project on woven textiles, I wanted ...

InsideOut

InsideOut consist of three wall hangings that fuse present-day graphic materials with classical traditional Scandinavian weaving techniques. Created especially for the MINDCRAFT exhibition, the wall ...

H.O.W. - Hands On Woven

H.O.W. is a serial one-off production of cushions produced by the weavers at Blindes Arbejde in Denmark. The project started as my graduation ...

EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT KASURI

The weaving workshop EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT KASURI was based upon the Japanese weaving technique Kasuri. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT KASURI was the result of ...