Ingunn Bjornson

Ingunn Bjornson (M.D., neurology), now works as a weaver in New Haven. She was born and raised in Norway and went to medical school in Oslo. She moved to England in 1998 and worked as a neurologist and later as a primary care physician in the Cambridge area. As a physician, Ingunn worked on headaches and pain control, women’s health, and family planning.  She is married to another Norwegian, and has two adult children.  She has been living in New England since 2016, and moved to New Haven in the summer of 2019.

Ingunn has been interested in fiber crafts, knitting, sewing and weaving since childhood.  Although she had not done any weaving for years, she started doing it again when she retired and really enjoys it.  Ingunn likes its challenges, setting up the project, and the differences between the different fibers, techniques, and looms.  She helps out in the fiber studio in the college, and feels that it is wonderful to meet the students and learn from them as well as teach them crafts.

Profession and title: 
Physician; Weaver