In 2016 I created some videos of the history of Danella. Somehow I thought they were deleted from my computer. But today I found them. It is a little series of 4 videos where I tell the story of my grandparents and the invention of the Danella Tool. When I made it I thought I would only sell the lot. But now I have decided that they should be public. The first one is called ‘The People’ and introduce us to Ernst and some of Ellas family taken from my family photographs. Soon I will publish the rest of the shortfilms.
Valérie purchased her Danella Hooking Tool in july 2019 at the age of 38. About her background Valérie tell me: ‘I have a master degree in visual arts. I’ve been working with textile and fiber for twelve years now. Before I had a practice in painting.’
Valerie also has a tufting gun. On a video you can see how fast it runs: Tufting gun video
For comparison you can see a video also made by her with Danella hooking Tool. You can see the rug hooking up very close and also you can hear how it sounds very clearly. Danella Hooking Tool in action
There is a big difference in the way the tufting gun walks and moves and the way the Danella Tool works. But of course they are both very efficient and Valerie can quickly cover large areas of canvas when she paints with yarn.
I asked Valérie to compare the two methods of tufting gun and Hooking Tool. Answer: ‘The speed for sure. I can achieve huge projects in less time with the tufting gun. It can take bigger yarns too. The Danella needle takes small yarns. It gives finer details.’
We got our lost videos back, about how to use Danella gear.
und one of them and republished it here: Youtube videos. By the way we are still looking for someone who can help make some caption files for our video on Amazon.com: Demonstration and History This video holds the background story of Danella – how it was started. I thought I could sell it but it turned out that I needed to make captions files in every language. But that was pretty difficult since I couldnt even see the video myself (tried to purchase it). But off course I can get it. Just need to contact amazon support… So I still have a some work left in tranlating… If anyone can help please write to us!
Today I have uploaded all the pictures of Danella Rug Hooking Kits. They are found on the following link: Danella Rug Hooking Kits
If a person is interested in any of them please come into our online shop and make a custom order for it. Every Kit has a number and a size given in cm (1 inch=2,54 cm). Some have multiple sizes. After you have asked for the custom order we will make you a price. Some of the kits are there all ready.
During october every year hundreds of persons wear a rose band that signifies support to the fight against brest cancer. Two students from the School of Textiles in Borås in Sweden: Edith Carefalk and Ida Linde, has been chosen to interpret the rose band of last year in the project they call ‘Tufta för Tuttar’ which translates to Tufting for Tits.
Young Artists and designers have been asked to interpret the rose band of the Cancer Foundation. This happens in order to celebrate the 10 year jubilee of the rose band.
Why did you get committedin thisexhibition?
-With our work we wish to support the fight against brest cancer and show a new exciting side of what textile design can be. We applied for ’10 Rose Years’ because we thought it was a fun initiative in a good cause.
The works are for sale during the exhibition and the outcome will go to the Cancer Foundation.
The exhibition is shown on Nau Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden between october 1st and 1oth. At the exhibition will ten students show of their works.
So I/we made another Danella Video. In the process I even got to like the frame more. The video is only 7 minutes long so it takes less than 5 minutes to actually set the work up. I thought it was much more, but then the lady has a life experience of it.
German book in the “Rug Making” learner book series from Danella – inspiring books about rug hooking.
I have now finished working on a book in German – a translation of the book called Rug Making by Japanese Danella user Senda Eiko. I decided to call the Danella Hooking Tool ‘Danella Handtuft Werkzeug’ in German and not as earlier Danella Teppich-nadel. A teppich-nadel is just a normal strong needle.
I have sent my book of to the German National Library hoping that could spread the knowledge about it. I am sure it didnt reach them yet since I sent it at low speed. I also need to inform my stockist in Germany. I hope it will go better with the German edition than the Spanish one. My version in Spanish didnt sell any. So it might be that I wasted time this time. However the Danish version has more luck since I sent it to the Danish national library and the English is going pretty well. People say that they get so inspired reading it. I even got the Danish edition listed on the library catalogue called ‘World Cat’ https://www.worldcat.org/, thanks to the Danish libraries that has been so helpful. I have also sent the English version off to Canada, US and British National libraries. I hope they will also list it soon.
So I published a kindle book and a book called ‘Oriental Carpet Designs’. This was to show of the big carpet designs from Danella to interested people. Our printed catalogue with the same name was used up. Earlier I published a kindle book and book called Catalogue no. 6 that has a variety of carpet pattern types. Including cushions and non oriental carpet designs. I also published a kindle called ‘Wall Hangings’.
I thougth it would be boring to cover the corner with another blue piece. So I hooked a piece that fitted…. I tried to keep the same style as the original sofa upholstery. Do you think I succeeded… Mmmmaybe.