About weaving folk costume fabric and about folk costumes and their makers.

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. …

 

Summer!

Ulloliidni

Every year I come to a point where I no longer can imagine that the landscape ever will be green again. There are still patches of ice on the street, and the snow heaps are grey and ugly. But all of a sudden there are some warm days in June and everything is green! I …

 

A Dress with Stripes

White, flat cardboard boxes, cool and dusty air, shelves overfilled with fur cloaks, bed clothing, shoes, underwear, cloaks, belts and much more. I was aching to take out some of the items to have a closer look, but we had little time and the purpose of our visit to the museum archives of Maihaugen was …

 
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