Røros wall (C201816)

Røros in Norway was founded in 1664 as the hub of a copper mining area. No longer active as a mining centre, Røros is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Røros is filled with old wooden houses and streets that have survived the closure of the copper smelting business that was the original reason for the town. An early benefactor in the city provided education in creating textiles, giving the citzens access to an alternative source of income that continues to this day in the form of the Røros tweed that you see in souvenir shops throughout Norway.

This t-card shows the detail of a wall of one of the ancient wooden houses. Texture of the wood shows clearly marks from the tools of the craftsman that fashioned the planks.

I was drawn to the texture of the wall – perhaps rows of knit and purl – but colour work could highlight the shades of brown and the knot in the top plank. You, however, might be inspired in some other way.

Download the t-card that is published under the Creative Commons CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.

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