Antique Fiber Art

windyone88October 24, 2008

I have a floral display that was created by my grandmother over 100 years ago. It consists of a 15"x15" display of flowers made of yarn that has been woven around a very fine spiral wire (the spiral of the wire is less that 1/16 inch in diameter) The yarn is woven across the spirals which have been shaped into the pedals, leaves, and stamens often in a tangential pattern. The entire display is 3D and I have very detailed macro-photos of the display for anyone to look at. I am trying to find the name of the art-form and the availabity of the supplies (spiral wire) and anyone who might have knowledge of this technique with the ability to teach it. I believe it is an art-form that originated in Norway or at least a Scandanavian country, since my grandmother had roots in Norway and taught school during her time of making this object in Minnesota.

If there is some way of posting photos on this forum I will post them here, but someone will have to show me how.


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I would love to see your Pics. It sounds wonderful.
The only way I found to post pictures is to get a photobucket acct which is free . then copy the address photobucket will provide with your pictures ( I find the third one down works best) and paste it in the message area (not the optional link box) when you put in your follow up here. I hope this helps

    Bookmark   October 24, 2008 at 9:26PM
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The photos are posted at
Those are all very close-up or Macro so the coil wire looks large,but is only less than 1/16 in Diameter.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2008 at 11:54PM
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