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…
Based on The Lady in Blue-Bláklædda Konan, National Museum of Iceland Project The Lady in Blue-Bláklædda Konan: the textiles. National Museum of Iceland.
I am really bored with what I am weaving at the moment, and can’t stop thinking about a passage in Njál´s Saga, which explicitly suggests that in the Norse cultural world, weaving cloth was connected to birth, life, fate, and a person’s being and essence.
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.