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Nordic Rosepath Weaving

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Course Overview

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Säterglätan Handcraft Institute in Dalarna Sweden, North House is excited to welcome Susanna Ayton, the lead weaving instructor at the renowned school. Susanna will offer an intermediate weaving class focused on rosepath weaving, a deeply Scandinavian weave structure. In the deep Swedish forests, rosepath weaving was used to make warm blankets for cold winter nights. These textiles feature a riot of colors and patterns that were treasured ways of cheering up the tiny, dark homes. It is still a popular technique today, and often used for wall hangings, cushions, or rag rugs.

During this course we will try several different variants of rosepath weaving. We will learn how to create patterns, discuss traditional and modern ways of pattern drafting and we will talk about the history and rosepath technique. By the end of the course, students will have either woven several separate samples, approximately 14 x 14 inches, that can be used in a variety of ways (patches on a jacket or bag, small pillows, or tablemats) or may choose to weave a longer sampler with each variety of rosepath succeeding the last, to be used as a table runner or wall hanging. Students should be able to warp a floor loom with minimal assistance and have basic weaving experience. 

Required Tools

  • Pencil

  • Calculator (a smart phone is fine)

  • Coloured pencils

  • Flexible Tape measure

  • Graph paper

  • Sharp pair of scissors

Session Information

North House is honored to welcome a delegation from Sätergläntan Institute for Slöjd and Handcraft in Dalarna, Sweden. Founded in 1923, Sätergläntan has trained generations of craftspeople, preserving and carrying forward centuries-old Scandinavian handcraft traditions in woodworking, weaving, sewing and metalwork into the 21st century. Sätergläntan welcomes students from around the world and continues to be a wellspring of inspiration and learning. There will be a variety of evening gatherings and opportunities for sharing with all of the Swedish guests throughout the week and during the Wooden Boat Show.


Mon, Jun 12th, 2023  –  Thu, Jun 15th, 2023

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $460.00
Materials fee: $60.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Susanna Ayton
Susanna Ayton

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Nordic Rosepath Weaving