Friend Feature  Loving Tröskö Pillows!

This weekend Cheeky Monkey was in Marblehead for the beautiful and inspiring Marblehead Festival of the Arts, showcasing 35 very special artisans.  I was honored to be among so many great makers, and in particular the textile designs by Tröskö!  Tröskö is the creation of Solvejg Makaretz—a lovely Scandinavian designer living and working in Yarmouth, ME.

Trosko-whale-lobster-pillow

photos courtesy of troskodesign.com

As an architect with roots in Denmark and Sweden, Solvejg’s patterns have a fresh Scandinavian flair, with clean lines and a touch of whimsy.  She creates all of her own patterns, and sews them in her Yarmouth studio.  I just love the way her collections mix and match so beautifully together.

 

Mix-and-Match-by-Trosko

photos courtesy of troskodesign.com

Her original pattern designs are digitally printed in the USA on 100% cotton and a soft cotton/linen blend, using environmentally conscious printing methods, and then constructed by Solvejg in her studio.  She also makes adorable kiddo pillows and dolls, as well as cute zipper bags that make great gifts.  She explained that Tröskö means island, so her company is like her little island!

trosko-zippie-bags

photos courtesy of troskodesign.com 

Here is Solvejg in her studio, sewing away.   

Sovejg-sewing-Trosko-pillows

photo courtesy of troskodesign.com 

As you can see, I am totally inspired by her work!  You will surely enjoy a visit to the Tröskö Design website to see all of her collections, as well as upcoming shows where you can meet Solvejg in person!  

 

Stay tuned for more great finds from our craft fair tour this summer!

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