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Black Cat Farmstead Visit

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 about flax processing for linen … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Holidays: Remembering the Special Era of the Warp Weighted Loom

This isn’t the first time that weaving equipment has been used as an alternative Christmas tree at our house. This year the warp-weighted loom is decked with ornaments and lights. I’ve … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Finally, the Varafeldur is off the Warp-Weighted Loom

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 weaving with Melba Granlund at … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Belated Thanksgiving Thankfulness: The Weavers Guild Dobby Group

I made a pretty towel on the Megado loom at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, part of the Dobby Weavers Interest Group project.  The words say, “A balanced diet is … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Wynne Mattila’s Krokbragd Class at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota

Every time Wynne Mattila teaches a rug weaving course at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota, the slots are gone in a blink.  She is an exacting instructor and also enormously … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wise and Foolish Virgins, Dutch Style

If you are a Norwegian, or an American familiar with Norwegian billedvev (tapestry), you  probably recognize the most common motif used for medieval billedvev coverlets, the biblical parable of the … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Some link issues!

Here’s a cute cat photo, and an apology for some mistakes in the links on the danskbrogd series article.  Read it online now for the correct links!

November 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Danskbrogd Series

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 near Kristiansand.  (Read more about … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Danskbrogd with Missiles

“How long did that take to make?”  For this one, the fifth in the danskbrogd series, how about five months? It didn’t take five months of weaving, yet it lived … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blue Norwegian Fjord Horse

This summer I wove many small tapestries, as I tested warps, weft yarns, and patterns. Last week I pulled out one of my many travel bags and found a small … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment