Mini Immersion

Acquire a fountain of skills and knowledge in this 3-week intensive weaving course

Instructor: Becky Ashenden

Dates offered 2018: Jun 18 – Jul 6

Learn 10 techniques from our most popular classes, while being immersed in the beautiful rural setting of our Barn Studio. If you have been a regular with us for a long time, there will be fresh ideas and new projects. For those of you who have never woven before, there will be a comfortable experience for you on each loom.

(This class will satisfy our Vävstuga Basics requirement for other classes.)

Theory classes

  • designing
  • drafting
  • project planning
  • fabric analysis
  • materials sample cards
  • determining sett
  • finishes

10 Projects

  • towels in twill variations
  • goose eye placemats
  • 8-shaft twill blanket
  • plattväv
  • bound rosepath
  • Smålandsväv
  • Daldräll curtain
  • rep rug
  • Finnish opphämta
  • satin damask on drawloom

Extras

  • spinning wool and linen
  • flax processing
  • band weaving
  • hemming
  • picnics
  • woodland trails

Structured class time will be held 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (3:00 pm on Fridays). Open studio time available after hours.

Each project will be experienced in depth with a full weaving day allowed on each of the 10 looms. Practicing the skills of dressing a loom, along with a thorough understanding of each detailed project sheet, ensures that you will go home with a deeper understanding of multiple techniques, along with the skills to pursue your own path in weaving after completion of this course.

Fabric analysis sessions will strengthen and reinforce the theory behind the textile structures learned in drafting classes.

Our materials lecture includes making invaluable sample cards of cottons, wools, and linens, along with the knowledge of how these various yarns are used.

Inspirational classes in design will engage you in a multitude of techniques and tools for creating your individual masterpieces. You'll get several new project plans you can take home to your own loom.

mini immersion course

8-shaft twill blanket

mini immersion course

Smålandsväv

mini immersion course

plattväv

mini immersion course

rep rug

mini immersion course

towel

mini immersion course

Finnish opphämta

mini immersion course

bound rosepath

mini immersion course

bound rosepath

mini immersion course

Daldräll curtain

mini immersion course

goose eye placemat detail

mini immersion course

flax teepees

mini immersion course

flax house

mini immersion course

fabric analysis

mini immersion course

handspun flax

mini immersion course

towel design

mini immersion course

design class

Location: Farm Studio

Prerequisites: none

Max enrollment: 10

Course fee: $2200 (includes all instruction and studio time, course handouts, lunch Mon–Fri)

Materials fee: $300

Registration: A deposit of $500 is required and is non-refundable; see our cancellation policy.

Room & board: $1000 (includes lodging for 3 weeks, breakfast Mon–Fri, dinner Mon–Thu)

For more detail: See also costs & logistics, food & accommodations

Days offered: Three-week session, Monday–Friday

Schedule: Structured class time will be held 9:00–4:00 (except Fridays, which end at 3:00, and the last day ends at noon)