“Wadmal and weaving formed the basis of an important part of women's history. We felt a longing and a need to look closer at that history and, at the same time, to bring the old loom back to life... "
The main authors Hildur Hákonardóttir, Elizabeth Johnston and Marta Kløve Juuhl has, for almost six years, inspired each other and others to contribute to this interdisciplinary book about the North Atlantic Cultural Heritage, represented by the Warp-Weighted Loom.
The result is a story in three parts; the Loom History in Iceland, Shetland and Norway; an exceptional Practical Handbook which also shows the strong connection between science and good practical handicraft, and the textile findings from prehistoric and historic times.
An absolute necessity for those arranging courses in these old techniques!
Main text is in English and important recipes also in Icelandic and Norwegian.
Price in shop for "The Warp-Weighted Loom": NOK 449 per x.
We will send you an invoice for NOK 449 + shipping (Europe NOK 236, others NOK 298), and will send you the book when payment is received.
Content Warp-Weighted Loom:
Preface - Atle Ove Martinussen
How We Met - Hildur Hákonardóttir
Part 1 One textile heritage – three stories
The woof of war
Iceland’s Settlement and Trade in Woven Goods – 900 Years Working the Old Loom - Hildur Hákonardóttir
The Warp-Weighted Loom in Shetland – Elizabeth Johnston
The Warp-Weighted Loom in Norway with Emphasis on Western Norway - Marta Kløve Juuhl
Part 2 The practical handbook
Building a Warp-Weighted Loom - Marta Kløve Juuhl
Weaving Instruction for the Warp Weighted Loom. Hvernig setja skal upp í kljásteinavefstað. Oppsetjing av vev
Weaving Diagrams and Instructions for Various Textiles - Marta Kløve Juuhl
The Viðeyjarskýrsla or ‘Videy Report’ From Around 1760 – Skuli Toroddsen, Hildur Hákonardóttir
Spinning - Elizabeth Johnston
Part 3 Texile Findings and Research
The loom in the grave – a source to textile production in the Viking period - Ingvild Øye
Textiles in Iceland, AD 873–1600 - Michèle Hayeur Smith
Weaving in the Dark? Hearth-House Weaving on a Warp-Weighted Loom - Katherine Larson
Taatit Rugs – Shetland’s Pile Bedcovers - Carol Christiansen
Finishing Cloth in the Sea - Carol Christiansen and Lena Hammarlund
The Heritage Crafts School and the warp-weighted loom - Sigridur Sigurdardottir
The importance of safeguarding and passing on intangible cultural heritage connected to crafts in our modern society - Atle Ove Martinussen
Epilogue - Randi Andersen