By Jenny Ekberg
My grandmother Sonja Hahn-Ekberg (post coming soon!) was a world-renown textile artist. Her medium was Thai silk thread, and she taught me and my best friend Isabell to make bracelets using her technique. I remember us giggling, posing for the camera with our creations; one of the best afternoons of my fleeting teenage hood.
I have had Thai silk scraps sitting around for ages, and suddenly I had an urge to try it. I bundled the scraps into my backpack and headed to the beach. At night, by candlelight, I pulled them out.
After 5 minutes, dangerously close to the flame, I was hooked. I know now that I will never stop. My first test strip is a far cry from the shimmering silk sheets my grandmother created, but it is a start.
4 thoughts on “Hooked on Thai silk”
HI Jenny! I’m curious..what are you wrapping the thread around? I am trying to make a pendant that looks like an ocean wave..and I am completely stumped.
Your Grandmother created breathtaking work. You must be so proud!
Hi Erin, so so sorry I missed your comment!!! Paper (cardboard).
Thank you so much Jane, your comment made my day!!! xxxxxooooo
I love this post Jenny. Creativity, love, heritage and exploring all wrapped into one…go you. x