Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving
Author: Heather Torgenrud
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, 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.
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition (December 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764347519
- ISBN-13: 978-0764347511
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 11 inches