Create a sampler of Swedish and Norwegian patterns. This piece can be woven in tabby or plain weave on any type of loom — floor loom, table loom, rigid heddle loom, or tapestry loom. Through group and individualized instruction, participants will learn as many of the techniques as time permits. Examples may include Krokbragd, Rutevev/Rölakan (square weave), Vestfoldsmett/Krabbasnår (embroidery inlay), Lynild (lightning), and narrow pattern bands like Kjerringtenner, Krabs, Fjord and Fjell, and H’s. Participants should have weaving experience of advanced beginner to intermediate level and be able to warp their loom independently.
Instructor: Melba Granlund
Length: 3 Days
Materials Fee: $30-40 payable to the instructor (cash only) will be collected during class, which covers written weaving instructions and Swedish and Norwegian yarns for weft. Cost of yarn will depend on the amount used.
Skill Level: Intermediate; must be able to warp loom and be familiar with its operation
Equipment & Supplies to Bring:
- Pre-warped floor loom, table loom, rigid heddle loom, or tapestry loom; warping instructions will be provided two weeks prior
- Beating sword
- Tapestry beater or fork
- Sharp scissors
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
- Darning needle
- Extra warp to repair possible broken warp yarns
- Note-taking materials