Instructor: Ruth Howe
Dates: 4 sessions: Mondays, February 14, 21, 28 and March 7
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner, you must be able to dress the loom.
Location: Boarding House at Historic Johnson Farm in Hendersonville, NC
Krokbargd is a Norwegian weaving technique used to produce a heavy fabric for rugs, wall hangings, bench covers, tote bags, mug rugs etc. To learn the technique and patterns, the Class Project is to weave Krokbargd Mug Rugs. The class is structured to include time to plan and dress a loom for a larger project when your mug rugs are finished. This 3 shed or 3 shaft weave structure is fun to weave and it’s almost magic to watch the patterns appear. Finishing techniques will be demonstrated during the class.
This class for all weavers: Rigid heddle, floor & table loom weavers — the set up is different but the weaving is the same.
Students Bring the Following to Class:
Rigid Heddle Weavers: Bring your un-warped Rigid heddle loom, the 3rd apron rod that came with your loom or a 3/8” dowel.
All Weavers: bring you weaving kit of supplies including threading hook, sharp scissors, tape measure, pencils, calculator, etc.
Shuttles for the Mug Rugs: a short stick shuttles work best or the belt shuttles from Inkle looms. You will need at least 3 shuttles — the more, the better!
FREE WOOL: HWFA has a large supply of wool (the typical fiber used for Krokbargd). If you are taking the class, this wool will be free to all students. If you want to use yarn from your stash, 4-ply yarns can be used. Krokbragd patterns show off best with yarns of high color contrast.
Fee: $100.00 for HWFA members or $125.00 for non-members.
Students can use floor loom or rigid heddle. To rent floor loom for the class the fee is $45. Supplies $5.00.
To secure your seat in the class before 2/7/22, send check to:
Heritage Weavers and Fiber Arts (HWFA)
3346 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Drop check/cash by the Boarding House
Monday to Friday 10am–1 pm