• Yarn form old Norwegian sheep

    A Sweater Made from Thrums

    I have knitted a sweater using thrums only! And I such had a lot of fun doing it. Remember the thrums that were to good to go? Well, now I actually can wear them and I have a sweater in wool from old Norwegian sheep. I didn’t bother about the yarn ends, I just joined …

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  • Norwegian fur sheep

    Norwegian Fur Sheep or Gorgeous Grey

      Is it actually possible to fall in love with yarn? The answer is a loud YES! I am definitively in love with this gorgeous yarn from Norwegian fur sheep.   Aren’t they lovely? These are Norwegian fur sheep, and the ones on the photo live at Stavseng farm in northern Norway. Thanks a lot to …

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  • weaving on a drawloom

    Circles and Squares

      Circles and squares, circles and squares.     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.     The color varies a lot with the light conditions, I am sorry for that.     …

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  • Carding machine

    Norway’s Largest Yarn Mill

    Almost exactly two months ago, I was so lucky to be a delegate to the biannual meeting of the Norwegian Crafts Society. During the meeting days, we had the opportunity to visit Norway’s larges yarn mill, Rauma Ullvarefabrikk. I had been buying their yarns for many years, and always wanted to go there, but never …

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