Inspired by old photographs, colours and fabrics, textile artist Dorthe Herup has woven abstract beauty and family portraits into tapestries for more than 30 years. “It is a blessing, being able to live off a passion. Some might call it oldfashioned, but tapestry is incredibly popular nowadays, very of the time. I have never considered a different career; making tapestries is what I love,” says Herup. The Danish, now Norway-based, artist got her first hand-webbing device when she was 12. This was the beginning of her one-way ticket to a world of fabrics, linen and beautiful colours; she was instantly smitten.

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