It is perfectly logical, I recently learned, to occasionally be confused about the “right” translation for the Norwegian word åkle (or åklæ). It is generally,
I stopped by Nancy Ellison’s farm on my way to deliver my weaving to Vesterheim, as I had a whole bag of fleece to return
As a rya fan, I love all variations of woven pile, including halv-flossa, which is a pile weave that doesn’t cover the whole woven base.
Note: This was posted on the blog of the Scandinavian Weavers Study Group, as part of a series of posts about the current exhibit at
Some random rya for a summer day… A while back, while searching for the work of another textile artist, I ran across an interesting Danish
A while back I experimented with using fabric strips for rya, on a chicken wire backing. It resulted in a fun group project done at