double hole wooden loom and some bone or wooden weaving cards are certainly on my wish list now. Am I lucky my birthday is not far away.
Oseberg ship (834 AD) in the Viking ship museum in Oslo was used to burry two women. Important women, because they were buried with a lot of grave gifts. Inter alia a set of bone tablets to weave traditional bands. Even with a band in progress. I was inspired to try this ancient technique myself. Found a secondhand set of cardboard weaving cards, dito book with instructions and above you'll find my very first try. As you can see I'm not a experienced weaver at all, because the work is uneven in all directions. But the result can be a high quality thick band. It's possible to make pretty complex patterns, threading and turning the cards in different directions. I'll just have to practise a bit more.
Natuurmonumenten, we couldn't foresee that we would be able to do this walk short sleeved and with the sun in our face. What a wonderful day we've got yesterday! We kept a list of the different mushrooms we came across. 26 types! And the season has not even started fully yet (not enough rain). It was a fun and instructive day with grandma and granddad (thanks for the pictures L.).
the Folk Museum in Oslo. I just love the sober colours and the detailed decorations. If I just had less stuff, no kids and a quieter mind, I would want my house to look like this.
making monoprints. Above some of my test prints, to see if this would be a technique for the kids. It is. Not only for kids. I really liked how the print on the right turned out.
Marktplaats, to get back just a little bit of what I spent on them. There are mostly vintage and retro sixties and seventies books, but also some more recent items. Have a look if there's anything for you up for sale. Small offers will be accepted.
Floortjes house (thanks!!). We visited, amongst other things, the Norsk Folkemuseum, two screams of Munch and the Vikingship museum. I was impressed by the last one. The ships are exhibited in such a serene way. But the girls were most excited about the fact that we happened to see the king and his wife at the opening of the parliamentary year.