Portfolio–Selected Pieces

While I have woven a wide variety of techniques over the years, my focus is primarily on Norwegian techniques, most often with a contemporary twist in materials, images, or techniques.

“Wooly Ice Cream” (2017) was woven in krokbragd and danskbrogd techniques, one of a series of hangings in those techniques.  Read more here and here.

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IMG_1274I teach a workshop in Norwegian billedvev (tapestry) and have woven many small pieces with elements taken from medieval tapestries to use as examples, like this horse head.

Below is a tapestry from 2000, “Oldemor med høner,” (Grandmother with chickens), woven after a photograph of my great-grandmother in traditional medieval billedvev.

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After studying with the Swedish weaver Helena Hernmarck I wove a portrait of my brother, a small dot of wool in this landscape of a northern Minnesota wheat field.

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I am a great fan of rya. My most-exhibited piece pays homage to Edvard Munch.

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This piece incorporates rya, in the traditional Norwegian star. Read more.

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I often weave pieces in bands–never completely symmetrical, but seeking balance. This is in Vestfold technique.

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Another piece is woven in a three-shaft bound rosepath technique, Flesberg.

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Let me know if you would like to see additional photos of pieces in any of these techniques.  Email.

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