Bergdala Spinnhus

handwoven, sewn - clothing, home furnishings - academic dress


Over the years I have written some articles. You can read some of them here. You are welcome to share them with others, even in printed-out form. Note that I retain the copyright, and that I want you to mention my name.

I have written a booklet on how to weave V-shaped shawls. It is available in both English and Swedish. See Laura Fry's web site for details about the English version, or accessoarer (in Swedish) for the Swedish version.


About weaving:
(in Swedish, except when noted)
About the workings of Scandinavian style 4-shaft counterbalance looms
Part 2: about multi-shaft (dräll pulley) CB looms

About jämtlandsdräll
Medlemsbladet för Riksföreningen för Handvävning 1/2002

Thoughts about "overshot"
some comparisons between Swedish daldräll and American overshot - similarities and differences
(June 2015)

Some rag weave facts
first appeared as "Om trasvävar" i Solvögat 3/2002 (med Ingrid Elin Franzén), now in English

Om vadmal
Solvögat 1/2004 (med Ingrid K Hanssen)

Om färgeffekt
kursmaterial från 1995, med några tillägg

About fabric analysis (in English)
workshop material 2003

Om hur man konstruerar sin egen bindning (eller analyserar ett tyg)
Kurskväll för Vi KronobergsVävare 2005

About construction of double layers (in English)
About weaving double width, part 1 (in English)
Weaving double width, part 2 (in English)

About profile patterns and how to interpret them (in English)
How to expand a profile pattern - some tricks and thoughts (in English)
More about profile patterns and how to combine different structures (in English)

Om hur man väver med tagel, tricks och knep.

Observations on differential shrinkage (in English)

Solid colour?, first published at Kravallslöjd, (13/2 2009) now in English and with several pictures

Om att väva med datorstyrd skaftvävstol
också i Solvögat 2/2010


Other textile texts:
(in English, except when noted)
About old wooden reeds

About reading old literature

About Hulda Peters vävbok, a Swedish weaving book from 1925.

About threading notations, part 1 (books and software)

About threading notations, part 2 (older and foreign literature)

About horsehair

Ett tageltyg från Smålands museum  
Jubileumsskrift för Riksföreningen för Handvävning, 2001 (in Swedish)

Ideas about displaying

"Original", kopia eller plagiat?
några tankar om inspiration och kopiering. Omarbetning av en artikel i Solvögat 1/2012 (in Swedish)



Some older text books for download:
Gustaf Ekenmark: nya Magerska Linspinnings-Methoden (original; .pdf format)

Gustaf Ekenmark: nya Magerska Linspinnings-Methoden (transcribed; .pdf format)


Gustaf Ekenmark: Magerska metoden, part 1 (transcription and translation part 1; .pdf format: on double spinning)
Gustaf Ekenmark: Magerska metoden, part 2 (transcription and translation part 2; .pdf format: how to change an ordinary saxony-type spinning wheel to a double flyer wheel)


Gustava Beckwall: Handbok i väfnads-konsten (from Umeå university via National Library of Sweden)

Lovisa Nylander: Lärobok i ny patenterad konstvävning (from National Library of Sweden)

Wilhelmina Bergman: Bihang till Den lilla Väfboken (.pdf format)

Persson: Väf-bok för mekanisk handväfstol (.pdf format, not the best quality)

Montell-Glanzberg: Vävboken, via handweaving.net


Opinions:
(in Swedish)
Om tyst kunskap
för Kronobergs läns hemslöjd

Om Textilsommar , en utställning på Virserums Konsthall 2003
Solvögat 4/2003

Nog nu!, reflexioner över antologin "Den feminina textilen"
Solvögat 1/2006


For Complex Weavers:
Serial weaving
Serial weaving, .pdf-version

Proportional areas , .pdf-version only

"TWILL"   (a couple of photos added)
Twill, .pdf-version

Block substitution (mostly on crackle)
Block substitution, .pdf version


For Guild of Canadian Weavers:
Vadmal   (with Ingrid K Hanssen)
Vadmal, .pdf   version


Bergdala Spinnhus
Bergdala 27
360 51 Hovmantorp
Sweden
kerstin@bergdalaspinnhus.com

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