Robbie LaFleur

The First Textile Tour Fiber and Food Post

I’m in Norway on the Vesterheim Textile Tour. During my days in Norway and Finland I hope to publish a daily fiber and food post.  Each day I will describe an interesting or amazing or beautiful textile and something about what I ate.  
 
The overnight flight on which I couldn’t sleep at all left me woozy with exhaustion.  A short nap in the hotel gave me energy for a tour of the Parliament with Ingebjorg Monsen’s son, Heikke Eidsvold Holmaas, who is the Minister for International Development in the King’s Council.   The main hall of the Parliament building features a beautiful giant tapestry by Sissel Blystad, Landskap  (I’ll bet even English speakers can figure out the translation!).   You can see the scale of the whole piece on her website.  http://www.sisselblystad.no/
 
The large image has many wonderful areas to explore.  I’m pretty sure this section includes a boat.
 
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She creates texture in some areas by skipping over some warp threads.  I’m filing this idea away.  
 
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Our first meal in Norway at the Best Western Bondeheim in Oslo was adequate, but the fish and potatoes and vegetables seemed very delicious because I was ravenous.  The dessert was lame, a small partially-thawed brownie.  It reminded me of the description of the wine available for purchase on the Icelandic Airlines flight, “served in a beautiful plastic cup.”
 
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Appropriately enough, I am going to bed now and will start on my second Jo Nesbo book,  Nemesis.  
 

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