Krokbragd Book News
Just a little update with snippets of news about ‘Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave’.
For those of you attending SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair), I have three book signings scheduled during the event . SAFF is a large fiber arts festival held each year during the last weekend of October at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC.
I will be selling and signing books at the Lofty Fiber booth #38 in Barn F.
Book Signing Dates & Times
Friday October 25 10-11 am
Saturday October 26 4-5 pm
Sunday October 27 12-1 pm
I will be teaching a week long class ‘Krokbragd: Design and Weave’ at the John C Campbell Folk School next year, April 26 through May 2, 2020. John C. Campbell Folk School is located in scenic Brasstown, amid the mountains of western North Carolina. The Folk School offers adult classes in traditional and contemporary craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing. I am honored to be invited to teach at the Folk School. For more information check out my Event page or the Folk School.
I have had inquiries about workshops. I would be happy to discuss teaching a customized workshop for your event. You can contact me here.
I have also been contacted about alternatives to purchasing books from Amazon. I do direct sales to individuals and will autograph a copy if desired. You can contact me here. As well, my book is sold at these fine retailers:
If you are a retailer who would like to carry ‘Krokbragd: How to Design & Weave’, please contact me for wholesale pricing.
Vävstuga is a wonderful weaving school and store in Massachusetts. They posted a little video preview of the book:
I have been thrilled, honored, and humbled by two book reviews that have recently been published. Here are excerpts:
Imagine the most perfect book ever to teach a weaving structure or technique. This is that book. Debby Greenlaw has taken her love of krokbragd, the colorful, weft-faced Scandinavian weave structure, and explored and explained it in the clearest, most thorough, and most inspiring way imaginable.
Krokbragd is a wonderful weave structure, simple, versatile, and accessible with the simplest loom. I expect and hope that Greenlaw’s book will inspire a multitude of weavers to explore its infinite possibilities.
—- Anita Osterhaug Excerpts from Handwoven Magazine, November-December 2019
After inspiring readers with traditional Krokbragd, she [Debby Greenlaw] explains how designs are created and woven using easy to understand graphics. Detailed instructions make this an excellent book for beginning weavers, but it is assumed that the weaver has a basic knowledge of weaving terminology and fundamentals of how to warp a loom. Directions and tips for weaving Krokbragd on table and floor looms are covered. Comprehensive instructions for weaving on a rigid heddle loom are also included.
—- Melodie Usher Excerpts from Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Fall 2019
I also received a lovely review from Kelly Casanova, a very talented weaver and teacher and definitely a kindred spirit with her honest, real, and practical style. Kelly was one of the first weavers who inspired me to study krokbragd after viewing her excellent video tutorials on the subject.
I always get this funny feeling when a new weaving book arrives on my doorstep. It’s a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Will this book change my life? Will this book be a total waste of money? Will this be a valuable addition to my weaving library or will it be relegated to the charity bin?
Well, I can assure you that Krokbragd: How to Design and Weave by Debby Greenlaw is not in the least disappointing and is, in fact, very impressive!
This book is so comprehensive, so affordable and there is no fluff or overkill. Just the style I love! I admit that much of what is written and taught in the book is not new to me, but it certainly gave me food for thought on a few levels.
But, to be honest, what I love most about this book is that as you read, you feel you are talking to a weaving friend, not someone who has been weaving since forever ago and wants you to know that they know infinitely more about weaving than you do! (Have you ever had someone come across like that in a book?!) It is obvious that Debby has written this book out of a love of weaving and a joy of sharing.
—- Kelly Casanova Excerpts from kellycasanovaweavinglessons.com
Finally, many of you have left positive reviews on Amazon or written kind words through my contact page. And I am absolutely thrilled when I see a project inspired by the book as I’m scrolling through a Facebook Group post. I wish you could see the happy dance I do each time that happens! I can not express how much joy you have brought me; sincerely!
Above is a beautiful rug woven by Isabelle Demers. This is what Isabelle wrote in July (only 2 months before sending me the photo):
I am a new handweaver. I quickly became interested in Korkbragd weaving, for which I had difficulty finding complete and useful information for a rookie. I was intimidated and did not find the courage to try it. Fortunately, I bought your book few weeks ago and what a joy! Thank you for sharing your knowledge in a simple and clear way. The information you give is very useful and complete for learning this method. I wove all the samples suggested and I even allowed myself some improvisations ... i love it!
Way to go Isabelle!!!!! See why I do the happy dance?