New Course // Weaving Krokbragd
Join in learning about the beautiful Norwegian weaving technique called Krokbragd! Taught by Debby Greenlaw, author of Krokbragd: How to Design and Weave and Krokbragd Patterns, learn about Debby’s own start to this beautiful weaving of colourful little motifs. Krokbragd has the look of a complicated weaving technique, but is so achievable once you understand its structure and characteristics. And this is exactly what you will learn in this course!
In the course, Debby talks about an introduction to Scandinavian textiles, choosing colours and selecting your yarn and sett, how to read Krokbragd patterns and drafts, managing selvedges and change colours in the weft, plus finishing your handwoven Krokbragd piece, including several edge techniques. Debby demonstrates on a multi-shaft table loom, but also talks about weaving Krokbragd on a rigid heddle. The class project is a colourful sampler that can be used as a small wall hanging – a project that allows you to learn a number of skills as well as weave a variety of the common Krokbragd motifs.
Click here for the Weaving Krokbragd course and join Debby at the loom to weave some Krokbragd together! If you need any additional help, please remember that you can always post your questions in the SOS Community forums!
This course focuses on weaving Krokbragd specifically, and will not go over weaving basics. If you are interested in learning more about basic weaving skills first such as winding a warp and dressing your loom, be sure to check out Essential Weaving. And if you would like further multi-shaft weaving knowledge prior to beginning the Krokbragd course, visit Multishaft Weaving Basics.
New Article // Weaving Circles in Tapestry
Join tapestry weaving instructor Janna Maria Valle at the fifth article in the Building Confidence in Tapestry series – Weaving Circles in Tapestry. Sharing helpful tips on how to approach and weave circles in your tapestry projects, this article compliments the excellent information found in the weaving shapes module at the Fundamentals of Tapestry course.
Natural Dyeing Study Group
This week’s theme at the Natural Dyeing Study Group is about dyeing purples and pinks! It overlaps a bit with the previous week, since cool-toned reds lean into the pink and purple territory, but at the week six update, read about Felicia’s different tests of dyeing with logwood!
With the upcoming Indigo Dyeing Zoom presentation on July 21st with Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors, this study group really has been quite the colourful adventure!
Live Office Hours // July
Reminder of our July Live Office Hours session taking place July 29, 2021 at 10am PDT! During these sessions, Felicia sits down to help answer questions and share what’s new and coming soon to the School.
We’d love to hear of any fibre arts questions you may have – if you would like to submit a question or a “show & tell” project for this livestream, please post your questions here! And if you’re interested in what has been discussed at previous sessions, check out the Live Office Hours library.
Wishing you a colourful week of fibre arts exploration,
School of SweetGeorgiaColour