Post about makers and their work and craft

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    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 modern people in natural fibers like hemp, linen, cotton and wool. She is using traditional …

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    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 many years, and always wanted to go there, but never …

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  • Twill Sampler at the Museum of Малые Корелы

    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 …

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  • 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 …

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