On Tuesday we went to see the first perfect meters of our Familjen fabric roll off the print but oh so disappointing it was... The screens had been made in the wrong order and the print looked diabolic... Nothing else to do but to have new screens made... This is of course causing delay... We'll keep you posted.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Tucked away in the mid-Norwegian hinterland south-east of Trondheim is the quiet town of Roros. It is a small community. A place without pretention, renown or significance. A one-time mining community where copper from pulled out from beneath the old-fold mountains.
When a childless Director of the mine died in the 1700s, he bequeathed his wealth to the local community that had served him and the mine. He set up a foundation to supply free yarn to the community and teach them to weave.
Roros is now listed as a World Heritage Site with over 100 original dwellings preserved and maintained as they were in the mining days. Now the town has nothing to offer but tranquility, beauty and a sense of belonging. On the outskirts of the town there is still a textile plant run by father and daughter Erling and Arnstein Digernes. They still produce the finest lambswool blankets in the world with 100% pure Norwegian wool. Each blanket is inspected by hand and the wool is teased up with needles to give better thermal properties. The blanket will last you a lifetime.
This is where ISAK came to produce our Penguin blankets. Blankets that will keep you warm and carry your memories for the rest of your life.
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Monday, 26 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
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Thursday, 15 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
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Sunday, 11 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
For those of you waiting for the new made to measure wallpapers. We are just including the functionality on our website. Please bear with us. It will be up and running in a week. Meanwhile if you have seen something you like, e-mail us the dimensions and the design you are after and we will get working on it straight away.
Posted by ISAK at 11:56
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
The family tree poster is one on our new products, soon available in our new and updated shop. We made this for Theo yesterday and he LOVES it! It's fantastic to see all your family gathered in one picture. Really brings out some warm happy feelings! Top tip though - choose photos of people smiling. :) Spread the happiness!
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