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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

You will need at least a 9 heddle for the start of the course.

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

The middle of the course will require at least a 13 heddle.

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