A Weaver’s Thoughts about Sustainability

A Weaver’s Thoughts about Sustainability

Thanks a lot,  Ingvill Kaasin Montgomery, for challenging me to write a guest post about sustainability from a weaver’s point of view on your blog. Ingvill is the force behind Hovden Formal Farmwear in Portland, Oregon. Her company produces work shirts for...
Norway’s Largest Yarn Mill

Norway’s Largest Yarn Mill

Almost exactly two months ago, I was so lucky to be a delegate to the biannual meeting of the Norwegian Crafts Society. During the meeting days, we had the opportunity to visit Norway’s larges yarn mill, Rauma Ullvarefabrikk. I had been buying their yarns for...
A Dress with Stripes

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...
Old Stone Walls

Old Stone Walls

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...

Suverent håndverk – Superior Craftmanship

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...