Monthly Archives: October 2012

New Design: Patent Poncho

Inspired by all the Fisherman’s rib – patent in Norwegian – garments in fashion at the moment, I have designed a poncho in an oversize sweater style with long splits in each side, to make it less voluminous, and with … Continue reading

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Autumn Colours

Our garden has changed colour over the last month. Beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow have quickly replaced the green. Those are my favourite kind of shades. Vibrant earthy tones that show the gradual change like on a painters … Continue reading

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Norwegian Pelsullgarn/Furwoolyarn

Does a fursheep exist? Was my first question when I received what felt like my perfect goodie bag, an envelope with a shade card, an information sheet and 3 hanks of Norwegian Pelsullgarn /Furwoolyarn from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrik. Hurrah! At first … Continue reading

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New Design: Open Triangles Wrist-Warmers and Cowl

I have designed another pair of wrist-warmers and a matching cowl in Lerke, a soft snuggly merino and cotton mixture by Dale Yarn, see dalegarn, knitted using 4mm/US 6. Texture and colour is my palette and this design began with a … Continue reading

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Det Kvite Gullet/The White Gold Exhibition

Even the second time around, trying to enter the exhibition at the Kunstindustri Museet/The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, felt like a mission because the security staff at the reception desk was not aware of its recent opening. Not … Continue reading

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Yarn Pro a new APP

I have always considered my husband to be the gadget obsessed of the two of us, but I must admit that I relished inheriting his first iPad (read: 1. version, outdated – but still!) – and finally I have my … Continue reading

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ULLUKA/Wool Week – Campaign for Wool

Monday was the start of the Woolweek – campaign for wool 2012 – organised by the Norwegian Fashion Institute, Nortura, NICE Fashion and the Institute for Consumer Research along with spinners and wool brands to highlight the unique potential in … Continue reading

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Larvik Husflidslag/Handicraft Association Team Presentation

I had a fabulous time in Larvik, 2.5 hours train ride south from Oslo, last Tuesday where I held a presentation of my book. Nina Hove Myhre, the Study Leader standing left in the photo above, who invited me not … Continue reading

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Astrup Fearnley Museum at Tjuvholmen

Oslo has a gained a new canal, a new beach and a new sculpture park with the relocation of  the Astrup Fearnley Museum to Tjuvholmen in a magnifiscent new building, an architectural masterpiece, designed by Renzo Piano in co-operation with … Continue reading

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