November 7 - November 13, 2021
Norwegian krokbragd is proof that everything old is new again. Krokbragd (“crooked path” or “crooked pattern”) weaving, traced to the 1700s in Scandinavia, is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Weavers around the world create colorful krokbragd patterns as enthusiastically as Scandinavian weavers of the past. Few aim for full-size coverlets (krokbragd is admittedly slow to weave), but smaller handwovens are beautiful, fun to weave and prized.
Carol welcomes weavers to The Clearing for krokbragd featuring winter and holiday motifs. Projects may range from mug rugs (coasters) to bell pulls to a pillow front or small wall art. You may bring a four-shaft loom (maximum 24-inch weaving width) or rent a Clearing loom. Carol will have warp chains available, as well as wool yarn in a variety of colors. You may also bring yarn from home.
In class, you will learn how to design krokbragd patterns by hand (bring colored pencils), as well as design directly on the loom. Carol will teach you how to keep three shuttles moving without tangling, while achieving pure-color selvedges. What weaver doesn’t strive for beautiful selvedges?
Plan now to join this small class. Carol will contact weavers before November. Please note that rigid heddle krokbragd is not covered in this class.
Carol Heil has a degree in communications and a passion for fiber arts. In 2019, Carol transformed one of Mertha Fulkerson’s handwoven curtain panels from the 1950s into sunset artwork. “When Life Hands You a Sunset” now hangs in the Stovewood Room, where many Clearing fiber art classes meet. Carol and her husband are year-round residents of Ellison Bay. Together, they lead weekend hikes, and Carol volunteers in The Clearing’s Bookstore, serves on The Clearing’s Board of Directors and teaches weaving and nuno felting in The Clearing’s Winter Program. Carol encourages students to experience, first and foremost, the peace and beauty of The Clearing, trusting that creativity and confidence in craft will follow.
Other Fees: Looms are available to rent for $25.
Level: Experienced beginner to intermediate
Materials Fee: Amount varies, depending on yarn and supplies used, and is payable to Carol during class.
Pricing (per person):
$1120 Dorm Room Package*
$1220 Two-Person Room Package*
$1835 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$625 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 5 meals