Educating America's Craftspeople
  • Jamtlandsdrall aka Crackle Weave in 4 Colors


    Instructor: Susan Conover

    Prerequisites: Basic Weaving or equivalent

    Max Enrollment: 3

    Price: $275 (includes all instruction time & equipment) An additional materials fee will be charged at the end of the course in the amount of $45.  

    Dates: May 8-10, 2018 (Tuesday-Thursday) also being offered May 18-20, 2018 (Friday-Sunday)


    Jamtlandsdrall aka Crackle Weave is an elegant weave structure when woven with fine materials. If you are able to weave Overshot, you can certainly weave Jamtlandsdrall. Generally both structures are woven on four shafts and both use the same tie-up. Both are also two shuttle weaves; a shot of tabby alternates with a shot of pattern weft. 

    That is where the similarities to Overshot ends. Overshot pattern blocks have skips or floats varying from two warp threads to where the floats are over an inch long. In Jamtlandsdrall, a three thread float is the rule. 

    Participants will weave on a 4 Shaft Glimakra counterbalance loom for this class. The project will be beamed, threaded, sleyed and tied-on prior to your arrival. As a class, we will complete the tie-ups together. The warp for this elegant piece is 24/2 Egyptian cotton; the pattern weft is 16/1 line in a range of colors; the tabby weft is 24/2 Egyptian cotton; and 1161 warp ends measure 72.5cm/28.5" on the loom. Depending on skill levels, students should be able to complete one stunning table square during the class. 


    Each day we will spend time at the classroom table studying:

                    Block weaves - Jamtlandsdrall is a version of Point Twill
                    Profile drafts
                    Two shuttle weave techniques
                    Color changes, etc.

                How often are you able to attend a class in which you can really delve into the weave structure and leave the grunt work for                                                         the loom fairies? Well, this is one opportunity!

    Please note our cancellation policy: Thirty days or more prior to the start date, your deposit/fee is 50% refundable. If you cancel less than thirty days from the course beginning, the deposit/fee is non-refundable. To cancel email sales@conoverworkshops.comwrite or telephone and leave a message on our answering machine. If for any reason we cancel a course, your entire payment will be refunded promptly.