I am now the editor of the Norwegian Textile Letter, a quarterly newsletter published since 1994. The November, 2013, issue marks the beginning of Volume 20. I accepted the editorship with the caveat that it move to a digital format, so more time can be spent developing and publishing great content, and less time on printing and mailing. It seemed like the right time to make the switch.
The November issue is up (and it is still November – yay). Thank goodness – I’ve had many emails from loyal subscribers who are looking forward to it. Creating the website was enormously fun, but also very time-consuming. And there are many more cool features that could be developed! For now, constructing the basic site and publishing the first issue were key. All of this has led to the empty-for-weeks loom below.
Check out The Norwegian Textile Letter to read about warp-weighted loom classes at Vesterheim this summer, a profile of the fabulous tapestry weaver Grete Bodøgaard and her studio in an old South Dakota bank building, about the reconstruction of an Icelandic rya from the Middle Ages, and more. While at the site, be sure to subscribe, and comment on the articles. Submit your ideas for articles you’d like to see.
Along with the new issue, the first two volumes of newsletters are available in pdf.