IngerMaaike

      When we went to collect the carding machine the lady who sold it had carded a few bags of wool for us to see how well it did on unwashed wool. So we now have two huuuge rolls of carded wool. I dyed pars of it in various colours and invited the family over for a tpot of felting. Each of us laid out a design with a theme of circles so there   Read More

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I had in mind to make some winterboots but had to figure out the perfect way to make them. After having made my previous boots I knew how to tackle it. These even have a side zipper for easy access. Certainly no cold feet for me this winter

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As I wrote a while back I was asked to make a costume for a performance which would be held at the foot of the GaldhÞpiggen. The celebration is to mark the opening of various paths that have been made by sherpas for easier acces to stunning views. These paths are a true work of art, incredible how they are made from just the local materials and completely merge into the landscape while making walking along   Read More

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Yesterday we took an other drive down to Skurnadal to pick up the main carding machine. The drive there is a good 4,5 hrs and back it took a little longer since we were towing several tonnes of heavy machinery. Just the loading of these huge machines took quite some ingenuity, since we have to improvise with non specialised tools.            The carder weighs around 6 tonnes and we had to move it   Read More

So big stuff afoot.. Our friend was enthused by my tales of carpet felting and woolcarding so wanted to have some of his wool carded. But getting it carded was silly expensive so instead he bought a carding machine.. Now we have to disassmble it ,transport it and reassemble itoh deary my..

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I finished the volve costume and today was fitting day. The lady who will be performing fits it to a tee. As if it was made for her..hahaha well it was. It is very satisfying to see that which you have in your minds eye come to life in such a beautiful way

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Some months back I was contacted by the aercheological society here in the valley who were in the process of setting up a concert at the foot of Norways highest mountain in commemoration of all the artefacts found in the last years. The glacier is melting fast and divulging a true treasure trove of historical finds. An old norse poem has been set to song and will be sung by a well known Norwegian opera   Read More

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I am quite chuffed with this one, really nice! It is being vigorously washed now to make the fabric a bit softer  

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I told about some heavy canvas I bought at seglloftet.no and  all my bits and bobs have arrived so I set to work. It is nearing completion but still has quite a way to go, it will need to be washed a few times to soften it up a little before it is ready to wear. 

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When I saw a post about black bean dyeing I was intrigued and decided to try. I soaked a pile of black beans for 2 days. A murky water was what came forth and it was hard to believe it might become a pretty blue. A while ago a friend of mine sent me a gorgeous white cotton mexican blouse. I have not worn it since it is white, white and I are a very   Read More

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