Askerbunad vest

 

Circles and squares, circles and squares.

 

Linen warp

 

The warp.  lustrous, blue green linen, custom dyed in Italy. The weft: thin, single, dark green wool, custom dyed at Rauma ullvarefabrikk for the folk costume of Asker.

 

damask weaving

 

The color varies a lot with the light conditions, I am sorry for that.

 

drawloom weaving

 

This is one of many fabrics I weave for this particular folk costume, this is for the women’s waistcoat. It is available in pink and green. This kind of fabric is called damask and I weave it on a drawloom.

 

weaving on a drawloom

 

It is possible to take a course and learn to sew the folk costume. Or you can order a costume, which will be made by professional folk costume tailors.

 

drawloom fabric

 

But sewing is still some weeks away.  Right now there are only circles and squares, circles and squares, circles and ……

 

waistcoat fabric