Frida Jeppsson

Wendinskan: Unique Pillows Made From Vintage Textiles

by , 10/19/10

Wendinskan, craft, rags, textile, handicraft, sustainable design, green design, recycled materials

Swedish designer and artist Cecila Wendin has developed her interest in old bits of textiles, buttons, and yarn into her own business. Under the name of Wendinskan she creates one-of-a-kind throw pillows and lamp shades that boast a modern craft aesthetic.

Wendinskan, craft, rags, textile, handicraft, sustainable design, green design, recycled materials

Wendin has had a special relation to old textiles for as long as she can remember, and over the years she has amassed quite a collection. She used to poke around auctions, flea markets and other sales without a proper plan, guided by her love of finding new pieces.

When Wendin had her first child she made use of her quite unique collection and took up sewing, something she practiced a bit during her childhood years. In doing so she explains that she found herself and her family roots, in addition to a proud women’s tradition, which she wanted to re-introduce into the 21st century. When practicing the handicraft she discovered memories of her role model, her grandmother, and emotions like fellowship and tranquility, which she now bases her design on.

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