April Workshop: Scandinavian Krokbragd Weaving with Joan Sheridan
April 7 @ 9:30 am - April 8 @ 4:30 pm
Instructor Joan Sheridan is a weaver, knitter, spinner, fiber explorer and, since 2000, owner of Heritage Spinning and Weaving. Trained as an educator and curriculum developer by the US Army, she is a natural teacher. She attended the College for Creative Studies for two years (photography) and graduated with a BA in English from Wayne State University. Joan volunteers weekly in the textile conservation department at the Henry Ford Museum and loves to combine her passion for textiles with her fascination with history. She has taught and presented at conferences, guilds and shops, and on tour in Norway.
Joan will be teaching a 2-day workshop on Scandinavian Krokbragd weaving. Krokbragd is a boundweave structure that is instantly identifiable as “Scandinavian” even by people who have no idea what it is called. At its most basic, it is a unique structure based on a three-shaft twill. Each face of the fabric is different. Totally different. Because of the wide sett and dense epi, it creates a weft faced rug that is “squishy” underfoot and is warm and durable. Each student will provide a warped loom and yarn, following complete instructions provided at time of registration. This is sloooooow weaving, so you can expect to weave a small sampler and begin work on a larger piece that could be a wall hanging.
This class is designed for intermediate weavers. Require skills: basic multishaft warping and weaving skills
Class fee: $175
(may be less depending on the number of participants)
Materials fee: $15, due to the instructor on the day of
(includes full color handouts, digital counter and other consumables)
Class size: minimum – 9 students; maximum – 12 students
Students must provide their own warp and weft yarn
4 shaft loom, warped (warping instructions will be provided after registration)
3 boat shuttles
6 or 12 dent reed
2 heavy S-hooks with weights for selvedges
scissors, t pins, tapestry needle (straight tip) If you have a long, large eyed needle (like what comes with a Weavette or Zoom Loom), please bring it!
Please register by March 1, 2018.