owners started the farm shop in 1981 selling eggs.The farm had then – as now – 2000 hens and a
daily production of about 1500-2000 eggs.
In 1994 the shop moved into “Stabburet” where both the
shop and the workroom
“Vestfold Stakken” is the main product of the workroom.
skirt and the outfit are inspired by the Vikings and what
was found in the Oseberg’s grave-mound (gravhaug), the
greatest viking find in the North. The fabrics in this grave were so well preserved that
they are looked upon as the greatest and best collection of
materials ever found in a viking grave.
It consists of 277 pieces and has been of great interest and
inspiration when creating these costumes.The study at Norwegian Folkemuseum was important for
the process of designing the skirt, and so were
illustrations and information in the book“Osebergdronningens grav” (The queen of
Oseberg’s grave)written by Arnt Emil Christensen, Anne Stine Ingstad
and Bjørn Myhre.
shop sells: pottery,
water colour paintings and hand painted wooden products,
eggs, honey, herbs, tea, crisp bread, sweets, towels, soap,
dried flowers, trolls and dolls,
body cream, candles, silk scarves, underwear and stockings,
knitted sweaters, jackets and knives for the outfits.
first “Vestfold Stakk” was finished in 1994. It was made in linen, and about 100 skirts were
produced before “Åsa Stakken” was designed and produced.
"Vestfold Stakken” is also made in wool and in different colours,
and thereis a woollen shawl
to accompany it.
Gro Kjøll also designs outfits in taffeta and other materials.