Will spring never come? Baby Fitz has seen a great deal of art the last couple of months, partly because we can’t navigate snow-covered sidewalks
Each year I volunteer during the setting-up time at the Textile Center Garage Sale and manage to come home with useful items, bought at a
When I took over publishing the Norwegian Textile Letter in 2013, I had a vague concern that it might be a struggle to find content.
This piece came off the loom right before I started work on the “Wooly Ice Cream” weaving. Coming back to it now, it was like
At the March Weavers Guild of Minnesota monthly meeting I spoke about my wonderful experience on the 2017 Vesterheim Textile Tour to Denmark and Norway.
Note: After I finished the skinnfell for Charlotte I explained it to her here. This is a bit more background about making it. At our
Dear Charlotte, Happy fourth birthday! Remember when we went to visit my friend Nancy and see her wonderful goats and chickens and sheep? This year
My trip to Paris with my husband is not a textile trip, but all trips with lots of art end up being textile trips, too.
I know I have a few weaving friends who care about the weaving process, and partly to document it for myself, here is a bit
“Wooly Ice Cream” is done and ready to deliver for the upcoming exhibit at the Textile Center of Minnesota, “Artists in the Kitchen: 50 works by
Occasionally, like especially after visiting a thrift store filled with awful textiles and piles of clothing made of horrid fabrics, I can’t figure out why
My loom is empty at this minute, for NOT FOR LONG. I was asked to participate in a wonderful exhibit coming up at the Textile
I finished teaching a two-day class at North House Folk School in Grand Marais on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior. This photo was taken
I love visiting galleries as much as museums in NYC, partly because they are not as mobbed. (Note to self: DO NOT go again to
Here’s an exuberant pillow with kavelfrans embellishment on both sides, and tassels exploding from the corners, photographed on a sunny Minnesota winter day. The base
For my upcoming class at the North House Folk School, I made a pillow using cool fabric pompoms, as illustrated in Väv Magazine, #2, 2013.
Today’s questions in my test, test, test mode for my North House Folk School class included whether yarns of different weights and type (plied vs
In Scandinavia pillows and bench cushions were often trimmed in fringe, both to protect the textile and add exuberant decoration. Typically, the fringe was made
The Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum is rich in krokbragd coverlets. One of my favorites has a beautiful embroidered signature in the bottom band. Here is a
This morning I was a guest on WTIP, North Shore Community Radio, to preview the class I am teaching next month at North House Folk
I planned to write about my latest krokbragd/Danskbrogd piece once it is complete, but an in-process photo on the Facebook Krokbragd Group generated questions that
Until lately, pompoms only brought to mind children’s crafts and cheerleaders. I mark my conversion to fascination with pompoms and fringe to the Vesterheim 2013 Textile
Deadlines are great for creativity, in my book. Next month I am teaching a workshop at North House Folk School, Scandinavian Fringe Embellishments: Folk Art on
Rebecca Mezoff wrote about a Christmas tree “weave-along” this fall. OK. Cool. I can do that. I’ll riff on Norwegian tapestry and use it as
On Sunday many lucky Weavers Guild of Minnesota members accepted the invitation to visit Andrea Myklebust at Black Cat Farmstead in Stockholm, Wisconsin, to learn
My varafeldur adventure took seven months, with a long summer hiatus for other projects and travel. It began with a plan to demonstrate warp-weighted loom
Five pieces are completed in my exploration of the Xs of danskbrogd. The inspiration piece was a coverlet from the mid 1850s, from southern Norway