Post about makers and their work and craft

In the beginning ov July I was in the city of Arkhangelsk, in the northwest of Russia. Together with other craftspersons from the museum in Midt-Troms I was invited to participate in the IIIrd International Pomor Craftsmen Gathering at the open air museum of Malye Korelye (Малые Корелы). My assignment was to give a short …

 

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 …

 

Old Stone Walls

dry-stone-wall-aletstch

I love dry stone walls. When I was a kid, I liked them because they were easy to climb and because there were lizards sunbathing on them, which I would try to catch. Now I am fascinated by them because they are witnesses of stony land difficult to farm on, of hard labour and of craftmanship enduring …

 

Dette er trinsene på vevstolen som Amandus laget til sin kone Kristine. Første gangen jeg vevde for mange år siden, var det på denne vevstolen. These are the pulleys of the loom Amandus made for his wife Kristine. The very first time I wove many years ago, I wove on this loom. Amandus Borch fra …

 
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