Finland, Waveweaver's Wool / Hannele Köngäs, Weaving
Hannele Köngäs is a weaver, plant dyer, and wool enthusiast. Her roots are in Lapland, but she lives and works in South-Western Finland.
Hannele worked as a teacher specializing in hand weaving, textile history, and historical textile techniques, all which informed the artistic approach and methods that she uses today. Hannele opened her own weaving studio, Waveweaver's Wool, in early 2000. The two materials that are most important to her work are Finnish grey wool and horsehair. Next to her studio, Hannele has a dye kitchen where she dyes her own fibres with plants. Finnish nature is not just a source of inspiration for her. A commitment to sustainability and desire to protect the its fragile ecosystem in which she lives, guides every step of Hannele's working process.
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