Sonja Hedstrom

  • Textiles
  • Upcycling

I create Nordic textiles made from sustainable materials. Floor looms, natural fibres, colours & patterns utilizing traditional textile making techniques with a modern twist.

Studio Details

Origins Market Busselton
86 West St

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Parking suitable for buses
  • Universal access
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)

Finnish born textile artisan who creates Nordic style textiles made from up cycled and new materials. Hand weaving is a part of my heritage in Finland, generations of women in my family have passed down their knowledge of weaving. I use wooden floor looms, natural fibres, vibrant and earthly colours and a vast array of patterns with varied textile making techniques. I am very visual and many of the patterns I use in my woven textiles are traditional patterns that have been used for centuries. Colour, materials and the feel of the textile all create a story as every piece I create is unique. A mixture of deep Nordic tradition and Australian beach lifestyle is where I draw inspiration.
Weaving is a meditative practice for me and the process is actually quite rhythmic. Creating at the loom is a slow and cathartic way to produce art and when engulfed by the process, it is my therapy. Art therapy. When I let myself get in to the flow state of weaving, time seems to fly.
Using different textiles I have come to expect surprises. Just because a composition looks good on paper doesn't mean it will look good as woven fabric. As I am creating, I am constantly imagining the end product to ensure a certain level of professionalism. I follow my instincts to create woven textile designs that feel balanced and look beautiful.