Lisbeth Tolstrup

“Each yarn has its own look and its own possibilities”. My creative process roughly starts with this notion when I’m considering a new idea or a new project. And after this comes a large stack of samples, some knitted, some crocheted and some are a combination of the two. I must confess, I love to “knit my way into a new yarn”. When there is a balance between yarn and technique, between idea and simplicity, then the design starts to take form. Since 2010, I have been occupied with “Grand knitting” – knitting in large sizes – where I work on special shapes for increasing, fashioning and assembling. It is such designs, I have created for Hobbii.

I am a textile designer from the Design School in Kolding (Denmark) with a master in knitting and weaving. I have worked as a model calculator and designer for several yarn companies and yarn magazines, and I am the owner of a small antique store; TEX-antik.dk which solely sells textile books. As a professional editor, I have had my hands on “Strikning fra verdens Tag” (freely translated: Knitting from the world’s rooftop) by Lita Rosing-Schow (published by Forlaget på Tredje, 2018). Among my latest books are “Storslået Strik” (freely translated: Grand Knitting) (2010), “Masker og Mønstre” (freely translated: “Stitches and Patterns”, edited together with Paulette Adam in 2011), and “Tekstile Smykker” (freely translated: “Textile Jewelry”) (2014). On its way, is a new volume of “Storslået Strik” (Grand Knitting) with designs by Eva Pryds and textile shaping by me, Lisbeth Tolstrup.


There are no products to list in this category.

Product added to cart
View cart