A Sweater Made from Thrums

A Sweater Made from Thrums

I have knitted a sweater using thrums only! And I such had a lot of fun doing it. Remember the thrums that were to good to go? Well, now I actually can wear them and I have a sweater in wool from old Norwegian sheep. I didn’t bother about the yarn ends, I just...
What to do with thrums?

What to do with thrums?

  What to do with thrums? This has bothered me ever since I started weaving! Lots of quite short warp threads, often in many different colors. For some years I have given all my loom waste to a kindergarten. They are happy to get hold of free crafts material and...
Chunky wool yarn

Chunky wool yarn

I love weaving with this chunky wool from Selbu minimill. Weaving is incredibly fast and the yarn is soft and lovely to work with. I am using these old shuttles crafted  many, many years ago, for weaving rag rugs on this old loom. They are perfect, sliding fast and...
Wool Classification Workshop

Wool Classification Workshop

C1. F2S and F2. No, this is not a secret code or technical specifications. It is the Norwegian wool classification system! Last weekend I attended a wool classification course, arranged by Midt-Troms museum. Large paper sacks filled with wool were dragged into the...
Shawls for Vikings

Shawls for Vikings

Which textiles were in use in the viking period? And what should I sell on a medieval market? I asked myself those and similar questions after having been accepted as as exhibitor at the historic market in Trondheim. I wanted to weave something that could have been...