Five pieces are completed in my exploration of the Xs of danskbrogd. The inspiration piece was a coverlet from the mid 1850s, from southern Norway near Kristiansand. (Read more about danskbrogd in this article from the Norwegian Textile Letter.) I laminated a photo of the piece, and it was never far from the loom, often taped to the top of it. As I finished the pieces, they were hung nearby, and they became instructional, too. Which pattern bands were successful? How should I modify an aspect of an earlier piece for the new one underway?
I set up a narrow warp to start, to figure things out, and the result was “No Protection.” You can read about the process and the thoughts behind it here.
Piece 2, described here.
#4, described here.
And #5, described here.
I thought this would be the end of my X exploration, but there is enough warp on the loom for one more….