Research upends theory that Vikings taught Inuit how to spin yarn.

Article was published in the Globe and Mail, July 22 nd, 2018. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-research-upends-theory-that-vikings-taught-inuit-how-to-spin-yarn/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=Referrer%3A+Social+Network+%2F+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links This is based on research conducted by Michèle Hayeur Smith, Kevin P. Smith, and Gørill Nilsen. Michèle is part of the Northern Woman Arts Collaborative.  The paper was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science last week. The academic paper demonstrates that…

Artists and climate change

For those among you interested in climate change and the North specifically, this site and project was brought to my attention by Chantal  Bilodeau, its creator. Chantal is a playwright and is the artistic director of  The Arctic Cycle , Founder, Artists & Climate Change, Co-founder, Climate Change Theatre Action , Curator, Theatre in the Age of Climate Change Check out Chantal’s…

The Warp-Weighted Loom- Book review

Audur Hildur Hákonardóttir A thank you note read at the book opening event in Bergen City library  December 16th 2016. “The key to understanding why words and images from spinning and weaving are still in use even after we have entered the forth dimension world and the digital age, when the majority of Western women…

Warping a warp weighted loom

In December 2015 a good friend gave me her old warp weighted loom, these photos document the adventure of learning to set it up, warp it, and weave with it.