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The Warp-Weighted Loom I Oppstadveven I Kljásteinavefstaður

Publisert den 03.10.2016 - 10:40
03.10.2016 - 10:40

A "must have" book!

“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.

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ISBN:     9788279592198

Publisher:           Skald

Published:          2016

The Warp Weighted Loom - photo

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