4 day class
These two-shuttle pattern weaves are some of the foundation weaves for many of the common four shaft weaves we are familiar with today; exciting names such as Halvdrall, Daldrall, Jamtlandsvav, Rosengang, for example, translate into overshot, “poor man’s damask,” crackle, and rosepath. Our eight pre-warped floor looms will be set up for different kinds of projects: coasters, small hand towels, and squares for making into tote bags or pillows –woven in “round robin fashion.” If you would like to weave a project again after the workshop is over, the looms will be available to rent for two more days at $50 a day plus material costs.
These are the weaves which will be included in this workshop:
Halvdrall— a distinctive four shaft Swedish pattern weave.
Munkabalte—a two block monksbelt coverlet pattern weave with wefts of many colors.
Munkabalte—a weft faced monksbelt weave inspired by a famous Swedish weaving teacher.
Jamtlandsvav—a three block crackle weave from a Swedish book published in l929.
Jamtlandsvav—a two block antique coverlet weave with colorful pattern wefts woven on a black ground weave.
Rosengang—a weft faced rosepath pattern weave
Daldrall—A three block Swedish overshot pattern, from an old coverlet from Dalarna.
Smalandsvav– a weave using long eyed heddles to create a distinctive opphamta pattern from the part of Sweden called Smaland.
Join us at Fibercrafts for this excellent opportunity to learn more about Swedish weaving, try some new techniques, and go home with some colorful handwoven pieces.
The materials fee for this class will be figured at the class.
Prerequisite: Some experience weaving on a floor loom
This class is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there’s a class that closed early that you’d like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.