Tag Archives: inspiration

  • Ripple throw

    Ripple Throws

      Can you feel the ripples? Small waves in water, sand and snow. Close your eyes and … and you feel the ripples in the palm of your hand.   Ripple throws are inspired by the small waves on the water surface,  furrows in the sand at the sea shore and waves in windblown snow. …

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  • Hovden formal farm wear collection

    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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  • Carding machine

    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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  • Weaving loom

    Weaving with Metallic Threads

      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 …

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