Weaving Draft – Krokbragd: blkrokbragd

Krokbragd – Weaving Drafts patterns

Krokbragd Rug

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Krokbragd is a Norwegian 3 shaft pointed draft. It is a weft-faced weave with floats on one side and a tighter weave on the other.

Krokbragd Rug
Krokbragd Rug

krokbragd weaving draft

Krokbragd is usually woven in stripes of 3 colours. Other colours can be added to the pattern sequence but using only a maximum of 3 at a time. The treadling sequence doesn’t vary. It is woven in a repeat of 12, 23, 31.

A multitude of design possibilities is available to the weaver by varying the placement of the weft colours.

I took this draft from one of my weaving books.

Birgitta Kuik kindly wrote to me to explain Krokbragd weaving further. It is always good to share knowledge and to learn more from other experienced weavers.
Thank you Birgitta.

I live in Norway and weave quite a bit of krokbragd and your draft is not correct. Krokbragd is mostly woven on 3 or 4 shafts and are woven 1 shaft at a time. So tie up is 1 shaft down 2 up and weaving is 1,2,3,1,2,3 etc

Scandinavian notation, 1 shaft back, read from bottom-up.
3-skaft krokbragd binding – Tie-Up

Weave 1,2,3,12,3,1,2,3 etc. Normally you have 4 weft-picks to get a colored square.

3-skaft krokbragd binding med ekstra 2-skaft ( tramp vekslevis 2 og 4 for 2-skaft/tabby)
3 shaft krokbragd with ekstra 2-shaft/tabby


Weave 1,2,3 for krokbragd, weave 2,4,2,4 etc. For tabby. Often used in beginning or end of an åkle.

3-skaft krokbragd med binding

3-skaft krokbragd veving av overste eksempel,
Weaving of the above example.   4 picks = 1 square

Krunebord m prik lang – example of a traditional pattern used as a border

Krokabord lang

Below
example from an old åkle. My weaving program doesn’t support boundweave so I use the first 3 in the pattern as threadling. So it is first 1 red pick, 2 white picks (repeat 4 times), then 2 red picks , one white (repeat 4 times) , 1 white+2 red (4*), 1 black, 1 white ,1 red (4*) You get used to this kind of notation.

If you want to do the pattern perfect then you have to know that when you weave a prik (e.g. the black dot) you have to weave the last pick not as 1 black,1 white,1 red but as 1 white, 1 white, 1 red. Otherwise the figure is not completely symmetrical. But most weavers here don’t know that anymore.

You also have krokbragd on 4 shafts :

The Result
Krokbragd Weaving

Or dobbel krokbragd on 3 and 4 shafts.

Or krokbragd with rosebragd hovling (threading)

rosepath

Krokbragd Weaving – You Tube

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Hand Weaving Books
Weaving on a Little Loom (Everything you need to know to get started with weaving, includes 5 simple projects

The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver
The Weaver’s Companion (The Companion Series)
Learning to Weave
The Big Book of Weaving: Handweaving in the Swedish Tradition: Techniques, Patterns, Designs and Materials
The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory
A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns: From the Friends of Handwoven
Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave
Doubleweave: On Four to Eight Shafts
Double Weave: Theory and Practice<
Magic of Doubleweave: The Best of Weaver’s (Best of Weaver’s series)
Weaving In the Arts: Widening the Learning Circle
DIY Woven Art: Inspiration and Instruction for Handmade Wall Hangings, Rugs, Pillows and More!
>On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide

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Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about tradtional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi

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