The SELBU MITTENS project was initiated by Anne BårdsgårdOpens in a new window in 2013. The basis for the project was to collect local selbumitten patterns, and make copies of as many different mittens as possible.
The collection SELBUVOTTER has resulted in more than 500 different pairs of mittens. All mittens are knitted following older patterns. Some patterns are copied directly from registered garments, other are copied from photographies, and many are knitted from older patterns or pattern collections.
The mittens are knitted by:
Solveig Borseth, Solveig Evjemo, Jorun Skrødal, Marit Renå, Ann-Mari Aas, Paula Petrine Borseth, Joril Solli, Gerd Oline Uthus, Liv Ranum, Anne Bårdsgård, Ingeborg Grønseth, Grete Hjelmeland, Målfrid Tangen, Solfrid Mjøen, Mia Gjessing, Bodil Græsli, and Reidun Sesseng.
Shepherd's knitted and single needle knitted mittens are made by Marit Veflingstad Rød.
The collection has resulted in a travelling exhibition and the book SELBU MITTENS, released in august 2016. The exhibition is displayed at Norsk Folk MuseumOpens in a new window in the period 15/4-2018 - 15/9-2018
After the exhibition has completed its travels it will be found at Selbu Village Museum.