Robbie LaFleur

Provenance of my Doubleweave from Lila Nelson

twoI think it’s pretty clear where Lila bought her flensvev, or doubleweave, piece in Norway.  Laurann remembered that it was near Trondheim, and Veronna Capone remembered even more specifically.  Lila purchased it in 2007 at Åsen Vev, in a small community by that name, northeast of Trondheim.  The weaver, Else Torkildsen, specializes in skilbragd and flens.  She uses patterns from old sheepskin-backed coverlets, and other blankets and coverlets.   I look forward to visiting there.

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Weavers at Åsen Vev (from the website)

This mystery wasn’t too difficult to solve.  Thanks Veronna!

2 comments on “Provenance of my Doubleweave from Lila Nelson

  1. José Rondeel
    May 31, 2016

    Hello Robbie,

    I’m Jose Rondeel from Holland and during a very short time I follow you on the internet . I myself make small tapestries , made of wool I myself spin and dye with plants.

    Now I,ve read in a book about Hannah Ryggen , norwegian tapestries and about Frida Hansen. And because I don’t find anything on the internet I wrote to several museums in Norway for information ,also about books to read and study, but I bever got an answer. It is not possible for me to go to Norway, but I would like very much to buy some books to get information and learn more about norwegian tapestry weaving. Can you please help me with that ? Will you give me for instance adresses where I can buy books about that and also get more information about Frida Hansen? I would be very gratefull to you and I hope I will get an answer soon.

    With kind regards Jose Rondeel Landgraaf Hollland

    http://www.dradenbol.nl

    Op 30-5-2016 om 18:13 schreef Robbie LaFleur: > WordPress.com > Robbie LaFleur posted: “I think it’s pretty clear where Lila bought > her flensvev, or doubleweave, piece in Norway. Laurann remembered > that it was near Trondheim, and Veronna Capone remembered even more > specifically. Lila purchased it in 2007 at Åsen Vev, in a small > community b” >

    • Robbie LaFleur
      June 2, 2016

      Jose, I will write to you soon. Both those tapestry weavers are favorites of mine.

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