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.
Weavers around the world have been searching for a book that explores the delightful motifs of the Scandinavian weaving technique known as krokbragd. Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave fills that niche and provides a comprehensive look at this beautiful weaving technique. In this book, Debby Greenlaw brings together the traditional aspects of krokbragd with a fresh, contemporary approach to creating stunning textiles. You will explore the structure and design of krokbragd for the floor, table and rigid-heddle looms. In addition to traditional single krokbragd, exciting variations such as double point krokbragd and turned krokbragd are also covered. Each topic is supplemented with a project that allows the weaver to gain hands-on experience with the technique. Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave is filled with weaving tips, detailed illustrations and step-by-step photography. Debby provides guidance on yarn and color selection, design and finishing techniques to create and weave uniquely personal krokbragd pieces. Whether you’re a weaver or a lover of Scandinavian textiles, you’ll enjoy Krokbragd: How to Design and Weave.