Friday Knitting Inspiration. Guðrun & Guðrun.

Once upon a time two knitters had a dream… In 2002, in a remote and tiny place, the Faroe Islands, where population is only 45 000 people, two women started their journey to building a knitwear brand that a decade later would be recognized in the fashion capitals of the world.

The Faroe Islands are situated in the North Atlantic, between Iceland and Norway. You might have heard of Faroese sheep breed that has been an integral part of the Islands for many centuries. This animal is even the symbol of the place and is depicted on its coat of arms. Wool and wool products used to be the main factor in the Faroe Islands economy, but over the years it changed and right now most of the wool is being burnt. Some people are still trying to revive wool production, building spinning mills, producing yarn and knitwear.

Guðrun & Guðrun has created something truly unique. All their pieces are hand knit.

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Photo: www.gudrungudrun.com Collection: Autumn/Winter 2014

The company works closely with the local community and provided work places for around 30 women. Many sweaters are made from raw untreated wool that is a production waste product (otherwise it would be just burnt). Company artfully balances traditions and modern knitwear tendencies, creating exquisite handmade items.

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Photo: www.gudrungudrun.com Collection: Autumn/Winter 2012

I really love the design aesthetics of using soft neutral colors and at the same time mixing different textures, fibers and shapes. The result is outstanding!

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Photo: www.gudrungudrun.com Collection: Spring/Summer 2012

My favorite piece is  dress. I have never seen anything like that before! Light hand knit dress that looks like it came from the pages of a fairy tale!

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Photo: www.gudrungudrun.com Hand knit Lý dress

For more inspiration visit brand’s official website – www.gudrungudrun.com

Have a relaxing and creative weekend!


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12 Comments

  1. That is pretty wild! Just goes to show, talent prevails.

  2. I love the combination of different textures in their clothes. Very inspirational knitwear.

  3. A great story behind great knitwear! Ly dress is breathtaking! Truly unique!

  4. You find the coolest designers!

  5. How do you find them? I love this series!

    • I am glad you enjoy these stories. For years I have been looking at knitwear designers, knitwear photography and knitwear style. I have tons saved in my computer 🙂 I am glad I have a space now to share them here.

  6. Impressive! What craftsmanship! I especially love the stripey dress!

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