Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving


Author: Heather Torgenrud

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764347511

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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For the first time in English, a complete book about Norwegian pick-up bandweaving -- from its fascinating history to beautiful bands you can make yourself, with more than 100 pattern charts from bands in museum collections. Part 1 tells the story of how these bands were used in the rural communities of 18th and 19th century Norway, as stocking bands, swaddling bands, sending bands, and more. Part 2 looks closely at twenty bands brought to America by Norwegian immigrants, and what they tell us about traditional patterns, colours, and materials. Part 3 has clear and concise instructions for weaving pick-up on simple, traditional band heddles, and these instructions can also be adapted to other kinds of looms. Meticulously researched, easy-to-read, and profusely illustrated, this book is destined to become a classic in the field. It will interest not only weavers but anyone who appreciates textile arts, folk costumes, and Norwegian culture.

Norwegian Handknits

Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum


Author: Janine Kosel,Sue Flanders,Laurann Gilbertson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760342555

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Norwegian Handknits collects 30 patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and a sweater or two inspired by traditional knits housed in the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa. An introduction reflecting on the history of Norwegian-style knitting and the stories behind the handknits that inspired the patterns will be included. Sidebars include classic Norwegian cooking recipes and historical knitting photos.

Looms and their products

1977 proceedings


Author: Irene Emery,Patricia L. Fiske,Katherine T. Freshley,Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Looms

Page: 314

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Weaving tricks


Author: Susan Gilmurray

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold


Category: Art

Page: 189

View: 4954

Shows how to set up a studio, select the best equipment, work with different fibers, design patterns, dress the loom, master special weaving techniques, and add a variety of finishes