I have always been fond of of making different things. As a teenager, I dreamed of my home where I had made a lot of items myself, woven mats and tied rya rugs on the floors, embroidered and crocheted tableclothes on the furniture and much more.
In 1973 I started a small shop with toys.
In the 1980s, I began selling patterns to PRP.
5 of my booklets have been printed and can be bought in well-stocked toy stores.
One of the many advantages of polyethylene PRP is that it is so easy to shape when it is hot and then steady durable as it is cooled.
In 1998 I made this angel on a large round pegboard. It was ironed and shaped while it still was warm.
Beaded figures can be made with slits so you can get figures that can stand up. To the left is a horse with riders. The horse is made up of three pieces that are put together and the rider is made on a small round pegboard. If you want to have the toys more durable, you can iron the pieces on both sides.
To the right is a luminous ghost. It is laid on a small square pegboard. One piece is body and two pieces are legs or Support.
My characters are made of beads, so in March 2007 I thought I would show some of them at Pärlplatsen. What a happy surprise. I was so wonderfully well received there. Many of the participants there praised my figures and brought me some nice comments. That made me get so many new ideas. To Easter, I made some standing cocks.
Young people and adults have for many years made computer game figures (pixel art) and paintings with PRP. Many used their imaging programs to make portraits. Eventually came various programs that made it easier to make patterns into images. First, simple programs came with a very limited number of colors, but now there are several different programs to choose from and several of them are free.
Once you've laid your motif, you can put the tiles together, take two steps back and review your artwork. Then you may see that it will be better if you change a PRP here and a PRP there. It is you who is the artist. The program only helps you. When you're happy with the adjustments, it's time to glue or iron.
Of all I made of PRP, I probably like Hubert the most.
I made some short series at Pärlplatsen and was asked to make another
Then I thought of an old fable and counted that it could consist of 7 squares.
It became a lot longer and Hubert (called the donkey) has become a friend of many, not just in the world of beads but now also on iFokus and now on Savvity too.