Monthly Archive: September 2021

In Norway, you can still get bespoke clothing made on-site at the Husfliden stores, which exist all over the country and usually have an atelier directly above the shop. Karin Bøe takes us on a tour of Valle Husfliden and explains the time-honoured process: from measuring customers to creating their unique and bespoke folk costumes. […]

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In Setesdal, there has been an unbroken tradition of wearing folk costumes for the past 300 years. We meet with textile and folk costume expert Randi Myrum inside the stunning 16th-century Rygnestad loft, to discover its textile treasures and to learn more about the folk costumes of Setesdal and the traditions of wearing them in […]

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This is our guide to the stunning Setesdal area in southern Norway. Welcome to Gomes Hus, grandma’s house, a cosy place where everyone is welcome! Liv Stormo shows us how she dyes yarns with local plants. We tour her lovely farm shop and enjoy some delicious baked goods. Contact Liv Stormo at Gomes Hus through […]

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Welcome to Setesdal, Norway! We meet up with Annemor Sundbø, a distant relative of Arne’s, to talk about her work as the Norwegian sweater detective. Annemor has spent more than half her life researching, studying and documenting the cultural history of Norway through Norwegian knitting patterns and knitwear. She guides us through the exhibit of […]

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Welcome to September and our new 10-episode series on YouTube: Norwegian Craft Traditions – A Guide to Setesdal. In this series, we travel to stunning Setesdal, the traditional region in the south of Norway where the iconic “Lusekofte” sweater was born, to learn more about Arne’s grandmother through the craft traditions of this region. While searching for Arne’s roots, […]

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