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Let’s Talk About Weaving and Our Garden in Late Summer!

It’s been 25 years since I did some weaving and I’d forgotten how much fun it is! l got this loom for 635 NOK (approx. $70) in an Arts and Crafts store in Oslo in the end of August, and I have been working on this scarf sporadically since then.

The loom was pretty easy to set up and there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to work with Rowan’s Felted Tweed for my first scarf. I really think that this yarn is perfect for weaving, and is making my scarf look so beautiful, with all these sumptuous colours and luxurious feel! It really looks like a fabric that would be fit for one of those legendary and incredibly expensive Chanel tweed jackets!

I still have no idea of the loom’s name in English, but I am sure that now that I’ve asked about it, someone will help me out with this. If you know the name in English, please leave a comment. By the way, in case you are wondering, in Norwegian it’s called a “grindvev”.

Edit September 16th: Thanks to everyone who pitched in with your two cents! We now have found out that this is a back strap loom using a Rigid Heddle.

And in case you are wondering which colours I am using in Felted Tweed, here they are:

00200 Barbara

0167 Maritime

145 Treacle

0197 Alabaster

We are hoping to get lots of positive feedback on this project, as we really want to do a few tutorials on this. We’d love to show you how to set this up and how easy it is to create something with this loom! So, if you really like the idea of seeing a few tutorials on weaving on our YouTube channel next year, make sure to comment here, as well as on Instagram and on Facebook and hopefully, we will get something recorded when we return from our autumn / winter tour.

This week, on our YouTube Channel, we take you back to our garden to show you what it looks like in the end of summer / beginning of autumn. At this time of the year, we have a great number of lilies and phloxes in bloom, as well as lots of berries. People who visit us right now, in the middle of september, are very surprised to see that our garden is still very much in bloom. Since everything bloms later here and lasts longer, we expect to till have a beautiful carpet of flowers when the first frost start arriving, in the end of October.


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NEW!! COME JOIN US IN FREEPORT, MAINE! November 23rd – 24th, 2019. We are delighted to announce that we will be spending two days at the award winning hotel, the  Harraseeket Inn in downtown Freeport, to teach 4 classes that will leave inspired with new knitting techniques and design ideas. This event is organised by Grace Robinson & Co. Click here for more information.

NEW!!! EXTRA “KNITTING UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS” CRUISE! Due to the incredible popularity of our knitting cruises in Norway, we are hereby pleased to announce an additional Northern Lights Knitting cruise in March 2020! This cruise will be very special since it will actually start up in the far north of Norway, in Kirkenes – where the group will have a wonderful pre cruise experience of Arctic life in Norway (with even more chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis) before the cruise starts on its southbound voyage to Bergen, the main city of southwestern Norway. In Bergen we have also included a post cruise experience for you, to make sure you get the most out of your Norway adventure! The cruise will take place from March 8-16, 2020.  Click here for more information.

Dream Knitting Cruise from Sydney to New Zealand. Yes!!! We are delighted to announce that we are returning to Australia and visiting New Zealand in 2020. Join us for this amazing 12 day, 11 night Knitting Cruise that departs from Sydney on March 27th, 2020 and visits all the amazing sights in New Zealand! More information is available here and here.

IN OUR WEBSHOP THIS WEEK: Lot’s of people have been delighted that we posted our new Christmas Stocking pattern early this year and we are beginning to understand that timing is crucial for projects like this to be completed before Christmas. Therefore, we have decided to bundle up our 2 Christmas Stocking patterns and give you a nice little discount if you purchase this bundle consisting of both Tomte and Nisse Stockings. This offer will be valid until the end of September. Click here for more.

If you are interested in purchasing patterns for the jumper and jacket that we are wearing on this week’s video, just click on the photos below:


Wishing you all a lovely week ahead,

Arne (and Carlos)