Robbie LaFleur

Danskbrogd Instruction

img_0917A 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.

smalldanskWeaving Danskbrogd.  Jan Mostrom wrote this article, and she is also teaching a class this fall at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.  You should take this class – anyone who wants to get the technique down pat.  Jan is a fabulous teacher and the venue is so fun.  More details on the class

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.

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2 comments on “Danskbrogd Instruction

  1. CKK
    January 30, 2017

    Hi Robbie, Great issue and am very interested in taking Jan’s class, but found out today that the class is full. I’m on a waiting list now, but that doesn’t sound too promising Corky

    On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 4:38 PM, Robbie LaFleur wrote:

    > Robbie LaFleur posted: “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.” >

    • Robbie LaFleur
      January 30, 2017

      I’m happy that Jan’s class is a go, but sad that you weren’t able to get it! Maybe next year she will teach it at the Weavers Guild. We could apply pressure.

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