The damask weaving classes
First class for english-speaking students will be from April 8th to April 12th 2019. One place still available ( 5 persons is a full class).
The classes are for 35 hrs. with teacher (me), from Monday through Friday, 7 hrs a day! Intensive!
I have 5 draw looms ready dressed for the students, and a draw loom no. 6 , we dress that loom with pattern shafts and a single unit harness during the classes, so all students learn how to do it.
All students start weaving when the classes start, they have one day for each draw loom, so they can try all 5 of them.
The looms are all different, with 10, 15 and 20 pattern shafts, and different bindings (mostly satin).
It’s easier to understand the process of dressing the loom when you already have tried it, and see how it works.
You also learn to make your own double unit harness, and how to weave with it.
You will learn how to weave «uphamta» (we call it skillbragd in Norwegian) on a draw loom.
The draw looms are avaiable in the afternoon after class, as long as you want – you can sit until next morning!
The classes cost 4500,- NOK., and two meals a day during class are included. My location is in Botngård, on the coast outside Trondheim. The adress is Strandveien 11, 7160 Bjugn. Outside the windows we have a fjord.
When you arrive in Oslo, you can go by plane from Oslo to Trondheim, a shuttlebus goes directly to the train station. Next to the train station there is a fast boat going from Trondheim to Brekstad, and that is close to my location (13 km).
Or you can take a plane directly from Oslo to Brekstad/Ørland Airport.
I organize transport from the boat/airport to the hotel.
In Botngård, there is a hotel, Bjugn Hotel, were you can stay. It’s only about 300 m from my locations .
I have also offered separate classes if 5 people sign up, then they can have the classes whenever they want, as long as it doesn’t conflict with already announced classes.
Please email me if you have questions!