Historically, Swedish bands offered beauty and versatility to native Swedes. Today, they continue to provide beauty and utility to modern weavers.
In this two-day class, students will learn the historic use of Swedish band weaving and create their own bands in class.
Instructor: Tony Daniel
About the Instructor: Mr Daniel has taught outdoor crafting for a number of years including at the Pathfinder School LLC in Ohio. He has also taught students of all ages in willow, tulip poplar bark and pine needle basketry, broom making, natural cordage, pottery and survival course including navigation, fire building and shelter construction. In 2018 he taught basketry to students representing 14 countries in Mora, Sweden. He has attended the Vavstuga Swedish weaving school in Massachusetts to hone his band weaving skills.
Class Length: Two-day
Date: Saturday, May 4 9am — 5pm; Sunday, May 5 9am — 3pm
No. of Students: Minimum 3, Maximum 15
Tools: Materials fee of $45 provides rigid heddle, band knife, band clip and Swedish yarn in a variety of colors.
Description: On day one of this two day class, Mr. Daniel will teach basic weaving terms and techniques for plain weaving on pre-warped ridgid heddles. On day two, students will warp up their own rigid heddle and start a patterned band in the Mora style. Students will learn the history of these bands and what they were used for. They will also learn the history of banding in other cultures including in Colonial America. With their own tools, students will be able to continue this craft at home.
Swedish Band Weaving
Class fee: $300 Materials: $45