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

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    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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    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 for waistcoat lining for the men’s …

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    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 region of Asker in southern …

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    Weaving with Metallic Threads

      Beautiful golden spools hang in my loom, slowly turning around their own axis, reflecting the light from the window.     Small spools filled with gold thread. Nor real gold of course, but real artificial sewing thread from Gütermann. Why just this brand? Well, that’s what they had in my local shop and with …

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