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

drawloom weaving

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 …

 
Weaving loom

  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 …

 

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 …

 
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