Ulla Stina Wikander is a 61-year-old Swedish artist, currently based in Switzerland, who has been working as an artist since 1986.  She uses various home appliances and kitchen tools as the basis for her art, giving vintage objects a new life full of color and style.


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Wikander has been collecting cross-stitch embroideries for over 10 years now and today she has a big collection of 100+ different designs. Although some of them are considered as kitsch, the artist finds them really beautiful and want to bring them back to life. "In 2012 I started to cover ordinary household things from the 70s, like a sewing machine, vacuum cleaner, electric mixer etc,” says Wikander on her website. "I find it interesting to see how these objects transform in a new context; the obsolet, the things we do not want any longer, the old and forgotten things.”

This artist often visits fleemarkets and vintage stores to find the materials for her artworks, including different vintage items that no-one else needs. It takes a day or two to "dress up" some of the smaller objects, such as an iron or a telephone, but the bigger ones might take weeks to finish. Scroll down to see them for yourself.

More info: Instagram | ullastinawikander.com

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Avinash Hemmady 8 months ago

Ayeee waaant one

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Merrill Phoenix 8 months ago

Beautiful, I love them

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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ZEFCAT 8 months ago

Totally fantastic

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Avinash Hemmady 8 months ago

Lovely work of art.

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Pat Wooster 8 months ago

Who would think of doing this! What an imagination!

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Mike-Kerri Munden 8 months ago

I love these so much!

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Pat Wooster 8 months ago

Or I'll take this phone. Either one is fine.

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Kristin Connon 8 months ago

I'm not sure why, but I like this one the best. There is something especially interesting and beautiful about the juxtaposition here.

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Pat Wooster 8 months ago

Ok, this is the phone I really want!!

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Johanna Zamora 8 months ago

Stylin' with my mix tapes!

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Christine Piette 8 months ago

We would use these!! Lol

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Bella Smith 8 months ago

I would wear these

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Johanna Zamora 8 months ago

I need one for work!

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Bella Smith 8 months ago

wow this is so amazing and detailed I would not have the patience for this...

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Shruti Naik 8 months ago

I really want to wear these!

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Pat Wooster 8 months ago

I'm speechless!

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Swedish Artist Weaves Vintage Household Objects With Tapestry And The Result Is Incredible

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Johanna Zamora 8 months ago

Wow!!!

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