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Ripple Throws

  Can you feel the ripples? Small waves in water, sand and snow. Close your eyes and ... and you feel the ripples in the palm of your hand.   Ripple throws are inspired by the small waves on the water surface, ...

A Weaver’s Thoughts about Sustainability

Thanks a lot,  Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery, for challenging me to write a guest post about sustainability from a weaver's point of view on your blog. Ingvill is the force behind Hovden Formal Farmwear in Portland, Oregon. Her company produces work shirts for modern...

Three New Folk Costume Dresses

  The three folk costume fabrics I wove have turned into beautiful dresses by tailor Mona Løkting. I enjoy looking at the photos so much!     This kind of costume is called Rondastakk, meaning skirt with stripes. If you are curious about it's history,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Linen love

I love linen! And I love  everything about it - the smell, the touch and the color of unbleached, natural linen! Weaving with this single linen yarn feels like a privilege, even after 36 meters of  twill fabric on a warp of unbleached cotton. This fabric will be used...

Eight fabrics for a folk costume

How many different types of fabric are there in a folk costume? Some fabrics are visible, others are hidden on the reverse side of a jacket, a skirt, etc. In this blog post I write about the eight different fabrics I have woven for a particular folk costume of the...