By Marled Mader
Varar- or Röggvarfeldur
My project for this time staying ast the Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland is making a vararfeldur.
The first to reproduce a real vararfeldur were Hildur (hope to meet you sometimes somewhere in real), who is part of this wonderful Northern-Women-Project, Elizabeth from Shetlands and Marta from Norway. They wrote about their experience here
Four years ago I tried already to reproduce a vararfeldur mainly based on the article in the Norwegian Textile letter but without any physical help, made a lot of mistakes but finished the project successfully.
Here you can see the result:
The next one now will be the same size as is mentioned in Grágás, about 1 x 2 m. I will report in the next days about the progress.