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Tapestry with overtwisted yarn (1983)
30" x 40"
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bound Weave (2008)
50" x 29"
Swedish Boogie Woogie
Swedish Boogie Woogie
Bound Weave (2010)
42" x 23"
Watermelon Man
Watermelon Man
Tapestry (2011)
58" x 48"
Tapestry (2012)
21" x 21"
maj-britt mobrand

I enjoy using traditional weaves and patterns in a non-traditional manner and am striving to find a harmonious balance between the natural and artificial or planned. I like putting brightly dyed colors on a natural or neutral background and enjoy working in an improvisational manner, seeing where it will take me — much like jazz.

In fact, most of my inspiration is derived from jazz, whether running, walking in nature or travelling. My grandchildren also contribute ideas that I incorporate in my weavings. In addition, much of my inspiration comes from my students. I have been weaving and teaching for about 40 years at my Glimakra Weaving Studio in Berkeley and it is wonderful to see the enthusiasm of the students as they develop their projects on their looms after I have given them the "know how."

I was born and grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, and came to the United States in 1961. Over the years, I have exhibited sporadically in juried and other shows, but I recently decided to get more serious about showing my art work. As a result, my tapestries are now in many private collections.

I usually participate in the yearly East Bay Pro Arts Open Studios which are held the first two weekends in June.

Maj-Britt Mobrand
2350 Spaulding Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94703

Glimåkra Weaving Studio
2728 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94707
Classes, Open Studio and by appointment only

tel: (510) 549-0326