Today, we’re going to talk about krokbragd weaving – a Scandinavian weaving technique you may have heard me mention before. We’ve recently launched a class at the School of SweetGeorgia, Weaving Krokbragd, taught by Debby Greenlaw, author of two krokbragd weaving and pattern books. I’ve made a new project, which I’m really super proud of, and I want to talk about my process, how I got started and how you can learn to do this too!
I first started becoming interested in this particular technique when I saw it on Instagram and on Pinterest. It’s so amenable to using different colours and amazing colour combinations. It’s very graphic and there are a lot of ways you can use this technique. But it took me a bit of time to wrap my head around what it is and how it works, and so in today’s Taking Back Friday video, I want to share with you a little bit about my whole journey with it. There are so many things you can do with this technique and I don’t want you to be intimidated. I want to show you how I started from the easiest possible thing until I got to the point where I was making a larger rug project, feeling really comfortable with it.
In krokbragd weaving, there is a lot of exploration and play. If you are at all interested in learning how to weave krokbragd, I want to encourage you and help you feel like it is totally doable. Even though it may look like it’s a little bit intimidating, it’s actually very simple – the structure is very simple. I encourage you to check out Debby’s class as she leads you through the whole thing, guiding you through the steps of making a small wall-hanging sampler.
Let me know if you’ve ever had any interest in doing this kind of weaving, or if it has captured your attention. I recommend going on Instagram to look at #krokbragd or #krokbragdweaving and you will see the most beautiful, graphic and colourful designs. It’s a really exciting technique, and if you’ve ever been curious about it, I encourage you to give it a try!
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I mention in today’s video: In today’s vlog, I am talking about krokbragd weaving – a Norwegian weaving technique. Krokbragd means crooked path, and it looks very complicated but in fact it actually is quite simple. It is a 3-shaft point twill. Below are links to items mentioned in today’s vlog…
- I suggest taking a look a Angie Parker Textiles on Instagram @angieparkertextiles. Angie makes beautiful things using this weaving technique.
- The frame loom I used to first try out krokbragd was made by Woven Wood Goods. They are no longer available for sale, but you can follow Anna’s beautiful wood working projects at @woven.wood. My krokbragd weaving then moved up to an older Ashford table loom, then finally to my Schacht Baby Wolf loom.
- The yarns used in my coaster and mini-rug projects are Harrisville Highland yarn. On my table loom sample, I used SweetGeorgia BFL+Silk DK yarns and they worked really well for this weaving technique. Warp yarn used is a 12/4 linen, rug warp yarn.
- want to learn more about weaving and the fibre arts? If you are at all interested in learning more about weaving, I welcome you to come visit all of the different levels of weaving classes available at the School of SweetGeorgia. If you are new to the SOS site, you can sign up for a 14-day trial for only $1, with access to everything that SOS has to offer. Enter the coupon code: CRAFTWITHUS on the plan of your choice on our sign-up page.