Grene Demonstration on a Warp-Weighted Loom

Melba Granlund set up a warp-weighted loom (courtesy of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum) at the 2017 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival, as part of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota booth.  She started work on a traditional Sami-style grene, a banded coverlet technique woven with thick, lofty wool.  It was a smashing success!  Though she planned to give a formal presentation at one point, that never happened.  Instead, she was inundated with questions from curious visitors from beginning to end.  And all that didn’t leave time for much actual weaving progress, only about 4-1/2 inches.

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With the festival over, and the loom moved back to her home, Melba is continuing the project.  Watch the blog for updates on the grene, and a description of the wonderful yarn she is using.

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Did you miss this cool loom at the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival this year?  There’s always 2018.  Melba said that there was so much interest that a warp-weighted loom demo would be great for next year, too.

About Robbie LaFleur
Weaving in Minnesota, when I can!

One Response to Grene Demonstration on a Warp-Weighted Loom

  1. Janet Meany says:

    Robbie,
    I enjoyed seeing the Warp-Weighted Loom! There is a great article on “A Warp -Weighted Loom” by Norman Kennedy in the most recent issue of Florence Feldman-Wood’s “The Spinning Wheel Sleuth, Hand Looms” Supplement #20 April 2017! Norman is teaching Bruce Engebretson, owner of a school of spinning and weaving in northern Minnesota.

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