Face or reverse?

Vestestoff til Østfoldbunaden,damast

  The colored side of the fabric is the face, and it is this I see when I weave. This fabric is a damask and it is woven traditionally in three different colors on a drawloom. It is a folk costume fabric from the county of Østfold, and it is used for waistcoats. The warp …

 

What is damask?

Forkle, ulldamask, 1828. Norsk Folkemuseum.

  I do not remember where I was or how old I was, but I was a very little girl. I was sitting on two pillows at a large table. Grown-ups were talking, laughing and making cheers, the table cloth was white as snow and it had this beautiful white on white shiny pattern of …

 
Rondastakker veving

Three bodices lying in the snow near the city of Lillehammer, waiting – well, what are they waiting for? They are waiting for a dress! I have woven three new folk costume dress fabrics in cooperation with folk costume tailor Mona Løkting  of  Staslig – Håndverk & tradisjon, inspired by old folk costumes in the museum archive. …

 

The shadows were very long. The light of the sun rays hit me straight in the eyes, and the snow had a purple hue. The last sun beams of the year, or at least the last I saw of the sun. This was on Sunday, November 19. Clear sky, almost no wind and about two …

 
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