Turn the traditional Scandinavian krokbragd weave around in this inkle loom technique

Using some simple additional string heddles to create a third shed, turned krokbragd is an easy, habit-forming way to make beautiful bands. Fiber artist and teacher Joan Sheridan walks you through this technique step by step, warping for a loom-controlled weave and creating the band pass by pass. By the end of the course, you’ll have a band of adorable woven sheep and the skills to make a more traditional motif. 

The course includes step-by-step instructions to set up and warp the loom, Joan’s tips for error-free, comfortable inkle weaving, and two complete patterns for turned krokbragd inkle bands. 


Joan Sheridan

Joan Sheridan is a weaver, knitter, spinner, fiber explorer and, since 2000, owner of Heritage Spinning and Weaving (heritagespinning.com). Trained as an educator and curriculum developer by the U.S. Army, she is a natural teacher. Joan volunteers weekly in the textile conservation department at the Henry Ford Museum and loves to combine her passion for textiles with her fascination with history. She has taught and presented at conferences, guilds, and shops across the country and internationally.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • Welcome!

    • What You'll Learn

    • Meet the Instructor

    • Technical Support

  • 2

    Understanding Krokbragd on the Inkle Loom

    • What is Krokbragd?

    • Turned Krokbragd Structure

    • The Mechanics of Turned Krokbragd

  • 3

    Loom Setup & Warping

    • Create String Heddles

    • How to Make String Heddles

    • Wind the Warp

    • Add Heddles for Krokbragd

    • Warp Thread Order

  • 4

    Weaving Turned Krokbragd

    • Ready, Sett, Weave

    • Managing Selvedges

    • Finishing Bands

    • Further Reading on Blending Color

    • Warp and Weft Choices

  • 5

    Weave On

    • Next Steps in Turned Krokbragd

    • Materials List

    • Ideas for Inkle Bands

    • Sheep Pattern

    • Bonus Pattern

    • Resources