This class is designed for the beginning weaver who has some experience with working on a floor loom, but who would appreciate additional instruction in weaving basics. The class will focus on krokbragd, a three-harness boundweave in which the cotton or linen warp is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft. Boundweave textiles are suitable for table runners, rugs, coverlets, and wall hangings. The threading and treadling for this weaving structure are simple and allow the weaver great freedom to explore color and design. This class is a great opportunity to practice the basic skills needed for working on a floor loom and to explore a new weaving technique. There will be a materials fee of $60-$100, depending on the number of colors you wish to use.
Laura Demuth has been a weaver for over 30 years and enjoys all aspects of fiber production, from raising the sheep to taking a finished piece off the loom. Because she lives on a small acreage just seven miles northeast of Decorah, Vesterheim has been a continual source of education and inspiration throughout her weaving career. Laura has focused on traditional weaving structures and techniques, and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist. She has taught classes in traditional Scandinavian weave structures at Vesterheim and John C. Campbell Folk School.