Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving

Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving

By: Heather Torgenrud (author)Hardback

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For the first time in English, a complete book about Norwegian pick-up bandweavingafrom 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, colors, 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.

About Author

Heather Torgenrud has woven pick-up bands for over forty years, taught many classes, and published her work in Handwoven magazine.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764347511
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780764347511
  • weight: 1030
  • ISBN10: 0764347519

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