I’m putting together an exhibit of Swedish and Norwegian tapestries from the extensive textile collection of my friend Carol Johnson. “Tapestry Treasures from the Collection
Category: Swedish weaving
59 Tapestries: Bäckahäster
Carol Johnson’s tapestry collection includes two versions of the Swedish Bäckahäst, the river or sea horse. This mythological creature was thought to lure people to ride
59 Tapestries: Homage to the Baldishol Tapestry
Carol Johnson’s collection includes the head of a figure in the famous Norwegian Baldishol tapestry. The Baldisol Tapestry is the most spectacular historical Norwegian tapestry,
59 Tapestries: Houses and Aunts and Betrothed Couples
Many of the Swedish and Norwegian tapestries in the collection of Carol Johnson are woven by novices, probably by women learning tapestry techniques during a
59 Scandinavian Tapestries
My friend Carol Johnson, a passionate collector of Scandinavian textiles, has many wonderful tapestries in her collection. I photographed 59 the other day, and that’s
A Passionate Pursuit: Scandinavian Weavings from the Collection of Carol Johnson
When I took over publishing the Norwegian Textile Letter in 2013, I had a vague concern that it might be a struggle to find content.
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