Lyngdal - A study of crafts
Lyngdal is a study of crafts. lt has all the qualities that makes a fabric unique: a chunky slub yarn, twisted with a smooth, thin, black thread. The plain weave lets the structure of the threads stand out, and the meeting of thinner and thicker sections of the yarns create a subtle, random pattern in the fabric.
- In the Norwegian mountains you have mountain birches. Beautiful, sturdy little birches that have acclimatized to the harsh conditions of the mountains. They are often very twisted from the wind and from the perpetual stress of its environment, says Ragnhild Nordhagen, Senior Designer and Product Developer at Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik.
- You also have rivers where the water has carved itself into the rock for thousands of years . This is the kind of beauty that nature has shaped, - The twist and turns are thicker and thinner sections, just like this slub yarn actually. Lyngdal is a mix of slub yarn and a twist. You really get to enhance a structure, she continues.
Heather is a plant that grows naturally in the mountains and on the coast here in Norway. The name "Lyngdal" is inspired by the heather that we know so well in Norwegian nature. It is incredibly adaptable and a very strong, sturdy plant that doesn't require much from its surroundings. It can survive the harshest conditions.
- We thought that was quite a fitting name for Lyngdal because that is what we see in it - a very strong and sturdy fabric that will last for generations. This fabric represents our D.N.A and represents the absolute best of our textile expertise, Ragnhild says.