Hygge Collection What is Hygge?

Hygge Collection What is Hygge?

Hygge Collection is nearly finished. Are you ready? Want to see a few? Part is live in the shop already. So….. what is Hygge?

A light in the woods…my backyard

Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. There is no direct translation in English, but hug and cozy are a start in the correct direction.

Sitting by our French Doors, having a moment with my Sassy. My Hygge!

Pronounced “hoo-guh,” this Danish expression is an attitude towards life that emphasizes finding joy in everyday moments. Rather than drudge through the winter, hygge is about celebrating coziness, warmth and family, as well as practicing mindfulness.

All snuggly and cozy. Scarf is in the shop.

I have always tried to have this sort of mindset being I usually have lived in locations with rather inclement weather. Born in Michigan, as a child I was mostly bundled up and outside building snow forts, burrowing tunnels through the snow. In the summer, I built my forts out of blankets and climbed up the trees and to the roof of our buildings.

Wrap up. Hygge Collection.

As an adult while living in Scotland and later in a cabin in the Colorado mountains, I snuggeled down into sweaters, layers of clothes, blankets and scarves. I loved a bowl of popcorn while all wrapped up in a blanket, or a mug of hot cocoa with extra marshmellows please! Puppy dogs all around and snuggeled with me….pure Hygge.

Wrap yourself in some Hygge.

Apparently, I have been living Hygge all of my life….before I even knew what it was. Older now, I try to make a point to Hygge. As adults, sometimes we forget to live in the moment. Breathe, relax, take pleasure in every day simple, appreciate, to be grateful…. To Hygge. This is what the Hygge Collection means to me and what I felt while creating it.

Carnival  and Purple Passion Lock Spun Textured Yarn

Carnival and Purple Passion Lock Spun Textured Yarn

Got my shawl photographed this evening. I used a giant Tunisian Crochet Hook and a modified double crochet made up stitch I created to get that lacey open effect.

My Shawl all lockspun and hand dyed

Tunisian Crochet Textured Yarn. All homespun yarn was lock spun and hand dyed. The fiber is Leicester Longwool. I lock spun and thread plyed with a fine 2 ply pure pink Angora Rabbit yarn. The spirals and curls are so pretty.

My Art Yarn Shawl

It is a mix of Summer Forest, Carnival, and Purple Passion Lockspun Textured Yarns.

Purple Passion and Carnival Lockspun Textured Art Yarn
Hand dyed Yarn and MORE Yarn….in the dye pot and on the drying rack

Hand dyed Yarn and MORE Yarn….in the dye pot and on the drying rack

I have been busy dying yarns.  They are in the dye pot, on the drying rack, on the clothes tree, and in the tree branches. The backyard seems to have yarn all over the place.

Baby Woobo and 4 ply Targhee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarn, yarn, yarn everywhere.  here is just a few photos of some of it…..  I do create my hand dyed yarn in a kettle.  My style of dyeing is very serendipity since I throw stuff at the pot and see what sticks.  Haha. Seriously, I do not do repeats so each dye pot is unique which is why I generally  dye numerous skeins at once. This helps ensure to have a nice amount to use for my weaving projects or my next crochet fibet art piece. 

 

2 ply Silk Yarn, really picks up that sunshine

 

 

 

I have Boucle yarn, 2 ply Angora yarn, BFL yarn, 2 ply Silk Yarn, and even Baby Wooboo yarn….

 

Boucle yarn, Adult mohair, CRAZY YARN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whatever will I do with all this yarn?  Weave scarves, shawls…sell it in the shop?  Make some Wearable Art Treasures, weave using the Triangle Loom, the Square Loom, the Rigid Heddle loom, or maybe even the new Diamond Looms I have coming…oh my…so many choices and whatever will I start with?

2 ply Angora yarn, pure bunny rabbit, two dye lots, numerous skeins