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Traditional Norwegian Weaving Course - Zoom Follow up + Materials!

Updated: Aug 28, 2021



Hello everyone,

Thank you for your interest in my upcoming "plukkebånd" course, joining in on the discussion this evening.


If you missed the information gathering and would like to join us next week, contact me directly. See below.


As promised here is a list of materials if you are approaching the course using the

backstrap method:


*backstrap

heddle

As we will be weaving 5, 7, 9 patterns.

As we will be weaving 11, 13, 15 patterns.

Once we reach this stage, you can decide if you would like to advance to a larger heddle for more advanced patterns.

A plain heddle without pattern thread support slots in the middle is also possible.

shuttle I prefer a wooden shuttle...but this is an example

*band lock

*clamps

yarn

*I will show you how to use things you have at home for these items.


If you are approaching the weaving using a rigid heddle loom - like the traditional bandstøra from Norway:

You can choose any rigid heddle loom you like...but you must have a 60/10 (15 dpi) heddle reed.

I recommend the Ashford Rigid Heddle Looms, but you can research any loom you choose.

What is important is that you have the correct heddle reed to weave fine, thin yarn for band weaving.

The Ashford Sampleit is the perfect, portable rigid heddle loom. But think long term!

If you would like to weave other items on your loom, choose a wider width.

I am weaving on a 60 cm loom at the moment.

Everything else you need will come with your loom.

You only need to get your yarn and a few addtional materials below.


Yarn

To begin our first bånds, we will use an inexpensive cotton yarn...8/4 or 8/2.

You can choose 5 complementary colours + white.

I will talk about how to choose your colours next week.

Other materials:

You do not need any books or materials, other than coloured pencils, graph paper and a weaving journal.

I will provide all of the instructional materials and patterns that are needed.


We will meet again next Thursday, August 19th at 9 pm for one additional OPEN discussion before the course begins.

I have sent that information out via email.


If you would like to join us please email me directly at knitography@gmail.com

I will send you the log in and the password.


Please do leave any additional questions, reflections or wonders below.

I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Warmest regards from the farm,

Patricia x

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Kristine Flowers
Kristine Flowers
Aug 14, 2021

Hi Patricia This is all so interesting 🌸 ? I have looked at my weaving cotton spools and see several 12 - 2 and a few 10 - 2. Would these be ok to begin with ? As I was looking thru my weaving supplies it did refresh my memory that the higher the first number the thinner the strand. Thank you for your direction, Kristine

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Kristine Flowers
Kristine Flowers
Aug 14, 2021
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Thank you. I’ll go select some colors 🌸🌿💕

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Mary Shue
Mary Shue
Aug 13, 2021

If you live near a store that sells weaving supplies, sometimes they will wind off the yardage you need and you don’t have to buy the whole cone. You might try a weaving guild in your area to see if someone has partial cones they want to get rid of.

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Knitography
Knitography
Aug 13, 2021
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Thank you for sharing this Mary...it is quite different here in Norway, so I have no way to really support. But we will adjust if needed.

We do not want to invest to much in the beginning bands.

We want to put the investment into the woollen pieces.

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Knitography
Knitography
Aug 13, 2021

It doesn’t have 8/4 on it. But I think this is comparable. It has the same meters per 50 grams. This also looks like an everyday cotton. So its an example. https://www.lionbrand.com/products/24-7-cotton

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I am going to bite the bullet and order "both" -- the Lion Brand cotton and some other carpet warp. I know if the Lion Brand (which in the US you can get in hobby stores and online and on Amazon) is "too thick" I can make crocheted dishcloths out of it (which I use!) I'm being lazy and trying to order things online .... or rather I'm giving my back a break from not running around. I have MIchael's and JoAnne's quite nearby, but the idea of going there right now is not fun -- it is the "standing in line" nonsense!

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Knitography
Knitography
Aug 13, 2021

This is the cotton I used at the very beginning, before we moved to wool.

It is a regular every day crochet/knitting cotton. https://www.stoffogstil.no/colourful/colourful-hvit-50g

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Knitography
Knitography
Aug 14, 2021
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I am sure whatever one manages to find that is close, will be just fine for the beginning. We will do our best. Once we get to wool yarns we will be ok! We will learn these weaving numbers within the course. It will be very useful for future projects on your new loom! x

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Hi Patricia,

what a beautiful foto you chose for this blog. I love these colouful bands!! 😍 Thanks a lot for the meeting yesterday and all the information. I appreciate this. I'm from Germany - that is your time zone. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend a zoom-meeting beginning later than 9:00 pm, because I have to get up very early. Even 9:00 is pretty late for me, but OK. I know that it is impossible to offer a time that is suitable for folks from all around the world. Maybe shifting the meeting to Friday will help the few of us from Europe because of the weekend on the next day. Or having two times alternately every two…

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Knitography
Knitography
Aug 13, 2021
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I understand Marion - the later time is just for the information meeting. I will make sure to balance the times during the course.

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