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Norwegian Pick-Up Bandweaving, Hardback Book


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 152 illus
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Spinning & weaving
  • ISBN: 9780764347511



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