Is there such thing as Swedish tweed? From a spinmasters view – what challenges are there in the process of making a swedish yarn for tweed? Meet Roger Haugaard Bush who is a spinmaster at Wålstedts spinning mill in Dalafloda, Sweden.
Roger moved a family of seven from Tasmania in order to help out in his wife’s (Sonia) family spinning mill (Wålstedts). The spinning mill is a family run company, and they produce high quality yarns for both knitting and weaving, all spun from Swedish wool. Roger is also a spinmaster at the spinnery. Currently he is operating together with his son James ensuring a fifth generation in the family run business. The Wålstedt Wool Spinning Mill was founded in 1918 when Mary and Lennart Wålstedt came to the small village of Dala-Floda in Sweden. During the following years, they came to make a considerable contribution to saving the Swedish native sheep breeds from extinction as well as founding a small wool industry that was to be passed on through several generations.
The Wålstedt Wool Spinning Mill collaborates with well-known textile artists such as Helena Hernmarck and is the only spinning mill which can process the long rya sheep wool. Meet Roger at the conference! Register here!