Three New Folk Costume Dresses

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...
Circles and Squares

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...
Linen love

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...
Eight fabrics for a folk costume

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...
Weaving with Metallic Threads

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...