A weaving friend, responding to a Facebook photo of my current piece on the loom, asked where she could learn how to weave danskbrogd. Happily, there are resources in two past issues from 2016 of the Norwegian Textile Letter. That’s how I figured it out. I’ve finished one piece that I don’t think was successful, and am working on a second hanging.
Danskbrogd: The Focus Shifts to the Loom. An overview of the August issue contents. This was the second issue devoted to danskbrogd, and the one that focused on more on learning the technique.
Danskbrogd Weaving from the Krokbragd Study Group. Read this to see inspiring photos and get drafts.
The Norwegian Breakfast Club Danskbrogd Study Group: 1995-1997. Again, inspiring photos, especially. The group members used the technique in a wide variety of ways.
Danskbrogd, A Rich Heritage from a Small Area. Introductory article from the first issue, which was generally more focused on the historical aspects. This piece includes a fun story about a weaver from New Zealand who wove beautiful danskbrogd hangings.
For a great overview, read this article first; it is the chapter on danskbrogd from Katherine Larson’s book The Woven Coverlets of Norway.
For me, starting on weaving danskbrogd hangings was like learning a new language, both the technique and the design possibilities. My first piece started out very well (see below); I was thrilled with the colors and the graphic punch. Sadly, I don’t think the finished piece was completely successful, but it hangs on the wall so that I can use it while planning my current piece, which I hope I’ll like better.