Vävstuga Treasures

Come experience a tranquil time at Vävstuga where you will receive individual coaching, one project at a time.

Instructor: Becky Ashenden

Dates offered 2015: Nov 30 – Dec 4, Dec 7–11

Dates offered 2016:
    at Water St. Studio: Jan 26–29, Dec 6–9, Dec 13–16
    at Farm Studio: Jun 14–17*, Jul 12–15**, Jul 26–29

*Jun 14–17 concurrent with Swedish Rag Rugs and Bands in the Barn.
**Jul 12–15 concurrent with Summer Weaving Week for ages 10 and up.

Take advantage of this opportunity to step beyond your realm of experience, no matter what that level might be. Students will be able to concentrate on their selected project and Becky will be on hand to get you started and to assist you as needed. We offer a Tue–Wed session and/or a Thu–Fri session. The larger projects require all four days. Starting this year, we are also offering a limited number of single-day projects.

Each piece may be large or small, simple or wildly complicated. We offer you the opportunity to create beautiful handwoven items that you might not tackle at home. We hope that you might chose a fiber new to you, a new technique, or simply a wonderful combination of many colors that you have not tried before. And, of course, our beautiful Swedish yarns will be well represented in the project choices, enabling participants to familiarize themselves with the variety of materials that we have to offer.

To choose a project: Choose your favorite(s) from our gallery of current projects, and contact us to secure your choice. Becky will gladly consult with you if you would like guidance.

Location: Water Street Studio or Farm Studio (depending on dates; see above)

Prerequisites: Vävstuga Basics (Why does everyone need Basics?)

Max enrollment: 4–10 (depending on location and simultaneous classes)

Session and project fee:

Tue–Wed$150, + project fee per meter as listed by each project
Thu–Fri$150, + project fee per meter as listed by each project
Tue–Fri$300, + project fee per meter as listed by each project

Registration: A deposit of $50 per day is required for all sessions and is non-refundable; see our cancellation policy.

Room & board: Lodging available $75/night; meals not provided

Schedule: Studio open 9:00–6:00 (studio closes at 5:00 on Friday). Becky is available 9:00–noon and 2:00–5:00. Checkout must be completed before 5:00 on any given day. We'll host a teatime each Wednesday.

Schedule at our Farm Studio: Our evening curfew is more flexible at this location.