Weaving a Dansk Brogd (Boundweave Pick-Up)
$254 Vesterheim members / $306 non-members
Winter is the perfect time of year to warp up a loom and begin working with fibers. Rich in colors and variety, the weft-faced pattern weaves, or boundweaves, can be woven on two or more harnesses and provide many design possibilities for the hand weaver. Woven on either cotton or linen warp that is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft, boundweaves result in colorful, sturdy textiles suitable for rugs, coverlets, and wall hangings. Students will learn three types—krokbragd, a three-shaft point twill; dansk brogd, an in-lay technique; and rosebragd, a boundweave on a four-harness rosepath threading. There will be a materials fee.
Level of instruction: For anyone who is comfortable reading weaving drafts and working at a floor loom.
Laura Demuth has been a weaver for over 30 years and enjoys all aspects of fiber production, from raising the sheep to taking a finished piece off the loom. Because she lives on a small acreage just seven miles northeast of Decorah, Vesterheim has been a continual source of education and inspiration throughout her weaving career. Laura has focused on traditional weaving structures and techniques, and is a Vesterheim
Gold Medal winner.