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We are pleased to share our latest collaboration with ROWAN, which includes a new yarn, Norwegian Wool and a series of knitted designs inspired by Norwegian “fun in the snow”. Check the video below and get the yarn as well as all the free patterns here.     Please accept YouTube cookies to play videos on […]

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Today, we are ready to launch our Advent Calendar for 2021 and start with this tutorial for the closed cast on with Magic Loop. If you prefer dpns, cast on as you normally would and see the bottom opening closed when you complete the sweater. Check out the video here below and click here or […]

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Our journey in Setesdal has come to an end, and we have returned home. Today, we are honoured to receive a visit from our friend, the uber-talented Norwegian Grammy-nominated folk singer Kim Rysstad. In the grand finale of this series, we will talk about knitting, poetry, music and storytelling from Setesdal and hear Kim sing […]

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Hello and welcome to our guide of all things from Seteasdal! Today, we visit Sylvsmie Rysstad Sylv, which is run by Torfinn and his mother, to learn more about crafting traditional filigree brooches, cufflinks, and other jewellery worn with the traditional folk costumes. And to talk about an extended family that has kept the craftsmen’s […]

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Welcome to our guide to the crafts of Setesdal, Norway! Today, we meet up with Karin Bøe again to find out more about the weaving traditions of Setesdal. Karin has a master’s degree in weaving and shows us the stunning fabrics that she creates and which are used to make the traditional shawls and belts […]

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Welcome to our guide to Setesdal! Randi Myrum is back to talk about the traditional Løyesaum embroidery found on the folk costumes and sweaters in Setesdal and to give us some quick lessons on how to make the embroideries ourselves. Check out the episode here below and keep scrolling to see some close-up images of […]

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Annemor is back! We visit Government Grant Holder and Recipient of the King’s Medal of Merit, Annemor Sundbø in Ose, to learn more about the traditional Lusekofte (Lice Sweater) from Setesdal, the most iconic sweater in Norway – and perhaps the world! See the episode here below:   Please accept YouTube cookies to play videos […]

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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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