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Spectacular array of hand woven bunad belts.

Knitting and crochet expeditions (and some band weaving trips too)

Anne and Tone Haave in their beltestakk, Heddal, Telemark, Norway

Anne and Tone Haave in their beltestakk, Heddal, Telemark, Norway

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Beltestakk and Gråtrøje, Costumes of East Telemark, Norway part 1

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Beltestakk and Gråtrøje, Costumes of East Telemark, Norway part 1

BrudeForkle fra Telemark ca.1800 @ DigitaltMuseum.no

BrudeForkle fra Telemark ca.1800 @ DigitaltMuseum.no

Pattern for a Norwegian costumes, or Bunads This schematic is copied from an original bodice from the 1830's when the fashion was for the empire waist. They are now worn at the natural waistline. There is boning in the back side seams to keep the point standing upright. from FolkCostume

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume and 'Rosemaling' Embroidery of West Telemark, Norway