The Amauti as a Symbol of Protection

Cocoon, Pen and Ink, Metallic Acrylic Paint and Laundry Lint, 2017 During my recent involvement with the Northern Women Arts Collaborative, I have become interested in learning about Inuit culture.  The Amauti is the first thing that grabbed my attention.  The design of the Amauti is beautifully symbolic of motherhood at its most basic level of nurturing and protecting. The Amauti,…

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…

Höskuld´s cloak and the “social skin”

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.

Feldur by Hildurhak

The word feldur is Icelandic and means a skin from a living or a dead animal.

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.