Krokbragd is a twill weave structure that originated in Sweden. It is woven on 3 shafts and is weft faced (meaning the weft is dominant, covering most of the warp). It is pronounced “croak-brod”, or sometimes “croak- brog”.
This weave structure produces bold and colourful patterns. The weaving sequence has three simple steps and does not change, so the patterns are formed by changing colours.
Debby Greenlaw creates a winning sequel to her popular book Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave. Her newest offering, Krokbragd Patterns, fills the void found when searching for published patterns and projects that feature this Scandinavian weaving technique. While Debby's first book explored the skills and techniques for weaving the krokbragd structure, Krokbragd Patterns focuses on a collection of individual motifs and borders, as well as full project designs. Comprehensive instruction for combining motifs, altering colors, and adding texture and embellishments further enhances traditional krokbragd projects. Keeping with Debby's straightforward style, weaving tips, detailed illustrations, and step-by-step photography fill Krokbragd Patterns.
An innovative approach to presenting the weaving draft and instructions allows you to complete any of the 3-shaft patterns, whether weaving on a floor, table, or rigid-heddle loom. 18 talented weavers from around the world contributed projects using Debby's designs. In addition to the book's drafts, instructions, photos and suggested variations, these weavers bring their extraordinary insights and helpful advice for weaving the individual projects.The delightful designs and beautiful projects within Krokbragd Patterns provide bountiful weaving inspiration. Still, following Debby's tips for individualizing, the design possibilities become endless!