What does craftsmanship mean to you?
Craftmanship is to me a reverence to time and knowledge. and It is all kind of things: it is traditions, gestures, culture, heritage, gatherings and dialogs but it is also a way of creating new ideas and new ways of living
How do you develop the patterns/colors/shapes for your textiles?
The outdoors are my main source of inspiration, there is for instance no better color combinations as such as in the natural world! Next to that I’m also very seduced by inhabited spaces, arranged areas, houses and nests… I could say that my weavings, their compositions and colors are for me a sort of prolongation of those things. Weaving is part of my daily life, it tends towards a way of life where things are mixed, built, cultivated, harvested, woven, worn, climbed, used and reused.
In this collaboration, how did you merge your ideas with the Björk and Berries world?
For Björk and Berries, I started to work around those unexpected colors combinations that you can find in the great outdoors! I thought about dense field of flowers with old sort of nuances, an abundance of colors - I wanted to recreate that! The shape of the Warp Clutch came naturally, there I wanted to stay true to my practice of weaving and make one woven surface that could be easily folded and use as a container.
Link to a short film about the making of the collection and more about Estelle here