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Håndplagg til Bunader og Folkedrakter

It looks like I am going to have to learn a bit of Norwegian since the last book I bought is not only about Norwegian knitting design, but actually in Norwegian. 320 pages of gloves, mittens and wrist warmers (or pulse warmers as I've seen them called). It's a coffe table book and I meant to scan a few pages, but I gave up after some scanning acrobatics — the book does not fit in my scanner — and subsequent Photoshop surgery to stitch the pieces together. So I snapped a few pictures with the digital camera.

Håndplagg til Bunader og Folkedrakter
(Hand Coverings for National and Folk Costumes)
by Heidi Fossnes
ISBN 82-496-0187-4

Most of the models are sumptuous, with ornate embrodery and beads. Some are quite out there for my taste, looking like giant baroque oven mitts, but there are so many that it's hard not to find something you like. I am not a big mitten fan myself, so I prefer the gloves.


man, the arm/hand warmers in that third to last photo are gorrrrrgeous. as are many of the other designs, but that one just really pops out at me. gotta love the poms ;)

..and yet another book of yours i want to check out at some time!

Hmm, I am not sure this book is allowed to leave the house. I guess you'll have to come over and spend an afternoon.
I'll feed you. :)

WoW!!!! Thanks for posting these pics. I have been wanting to see the inside of this book to see if it was worth the small fortune. Drat! It is! ;0)

This book is wonderful. I am so inspired by what I see. I am going to try to find a copy of this book. Thank you for supplying the ISBN number, and also thank you for sharing your books. I enjoy them immensely.