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    Class Openings

    Weave for the Swedish Kitchen

    Feeling spontaneous? We have space available in our upcoming Weave for the Swedish Kitchen class, May 22-25

    Choose your warp colors to match your own kitchen and weave an array of wonderful projects.

    Weave fabric for an apron, with woven bands and pockets, if desired, and spend part of the week sewing it with assistance from our own Sara Jeanne Burke.  Or weave rep placemats or a table square, napkins, runners and/or towels, all coordinating and loads of fun in your own colors.

    Call us to register and we will send you a fun program to help you in your color planning.

     
     
     
     

    One Day Wonders

    There is one day available in our One Day Wonders session on Friday, May 18th. For those of you who have never attended Vävstuga Basics, or would just enjoy a day weaving a beautiful cottolin and tow linen towel, the One Day Wonders session is a great opportunity to experience Vävstuga surrounded by other inspirational weavers.

    Vävstuga Favorites

    Looking further ahead, there is one opening left in the Vävstuga Favorites class during the week of August 14-17 (and more space available in December).  Whether you are a Basics Alum or have yet to experience Vävstuga, there is a wonderful Favorites project for you.  Choose your own warp colors or the colors used in the project picture.  See the class page for the amazing variety of projects that our students have described as their “favorites” through the years and weave one this August.

    New Book

    Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovations

    Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovations

    In this beautiful book, our dear friend and neighbor Peggy Hart tells wool’s colorful and surprisingly epic tale. She shows how it has impacted millions of lives–from immigrants, slaves, and Native Americans to farmers and advertisers.

    This is a story of technological and social change, marketing forces, and our choices as consumers. Wool is a must-read for anyone who has knitted (or worn!) socks, woven a piece of cloth, or curled up with a warm wool blanket.

    Peggy is a textile designer, production weaver, and teacher with experience in designing, producing, and marketing hundreds of blankets annually including custom blankets for sheep and alpaca farmers using their own yarn. She weaves on 1940s vintage dobby looms, with widths ranging from 48″ to 92″.

     
     
     

     

    March Drawloom ABC and Nordic Classics classes

    We so enjoyed the students in our first Drawloom ABC class, our Vävstuga Favorites class and two Nordic Classics classes this month!  Projects included colorful (and long!) Rep runners and a beautiful Smålandsväv runner in the Favorites class, Single Unit, Shaft Drawloom, and Opphämta projects in Drawloom ABC, and a variety of challenging projects in Nordic Classics, including treadled Opphämta, treadled Leno Lace, Enkel Skillbragd, Halvdräll, a figured fabric from Denmark and Gagnefkrus, or Honeycomb, from Sweden.  Here are some pictures of a few of the projects from these talented weavers!

     

    Becky’s Drawloom Project and Little White Books

    Becky also enjoyed weaving on the Single Unit/Shaft Draw Combination last month. She created this project including birds, creatures, borders and motifs using multiple patterns from the various Little White Books, Korsstygnsbolaget, by Britta Johanson.

    Here is a video link so you can watch 14 short videos showing the patterns included in these wonderful little books. The patterns can be used for any artistic endeavor based on graphed designs such as embroidery, tiling and, of course, weaving.
     
     

    Memorial Day Yarn Sale

    We’ll be offering our spring yarn sale at the end of May.  Stay tuned for details in our May Newsletter!
     

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

     

    March 2018

    New Yarn-in-a-Jar Design Tools

    There has been a lot of pirnette winding here at Vävstuga and we are ready to offer two new Yarn-in-a-Jar flavors:  6/1 Tow Linen and 8/1 Tow Linen.  The 6/1 Tow Linen jar also contains pirnettes wound with our 4/1 and 1.5/1 Tow with their respective stats.

    The shorter tow fibers make a lovely linen yarn that is a bit more rustic in nature than the line linen made from the longer fibers. The fibers are long and strong and make a wonderful warp and weft yarn that students in our Swedish Classics class work with in the form of a beautiful little tablecloth. One of many classic uses for tow linen is weft for towels and runners.

    More Exciting Offerings from Fabric of Life and friends

    Build Your Own Earth Oven

    Our sister organization, Fabric of Life, is offering this special 3-day class, June 2-4, 2018 at the Barn Studio in Shelburne Falls, MA.

    Learn to build your own backyard wood-fired oven out of simple materials from the earth (clay, sand, straw).

    The instructor, Jon Santiago, is an oven builder based in Haydenville, MA. He first learned oven building while living in Patagonia, Argentina where many people were using wood as their main source of fuel for heating and cooking.

     

     

    More details are available on this printable flyer and on the Fabric of Life website. You may register for this workshop by calling the Vävstuga office at 413-625-8241.

    Garlic Festival Fleece to Shawl

    The 20th North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival will take place September 29-30 2018, 10 am to 5pm, in Orange, MA. They are seeking participants for  a “sheep to shawl” type event. They will provide a 10×20 tent, tables and chairs and any other “infrastructure” requested. The festival will pay for materials and would love to have a make your own drop-spindle segment too.

    For many years the festival has hosted a “local living” area to provide attendees a rich experience of how things work/how things are made at the home and community scale. They haven’t had a fiber focus yet and hope with your help volunteering to get it on the program this year.
    Please call or email for further information: Rachel Scherer 978-790-1240 rachelscherer@yahoo.com

    Artist in Residency Program

    Our very first Artist in Residency Program was completed last Friday in partnership with Fabric of life 501(c)(3) and was, appropriately, celebrated with an afternoon Fika.

     

    Participants had just finished the 15-week Vävstuga Immersion Program in December where they were able to further develop their weaving skills and gain some independence in designing and planning projects. The three residents wanted a bit more time to explore their own creativity independently while weaving the Vävstuga way.
     Emily spent 4 weeks, and Kira and Christine each spent 9 weeks, pursuing their own weaving projects at our Farmhouse in great depth. We are extremely proud of their progress, accomplishments, and expect this to be the first of many exciting residencies to be offered.

    Estate Sale – Glimakra Loom with Drawloom Attachment

    We have been informed that a member of Complex Weavers passed away right before Christmas. The family has sold the home, all that is left is the weaving equipment, which includes a totally equipped 64″ Glimarka Standard with 10 shafts and drawloom attachment for 20 additional shafts. (Loom originally purchased in 1982). The loom is set up and ready to weave. It looks like new. All original instructions are with the loom. 

    We are trying to find a home for this loom on behalf of the family before the closing in less than 4 weeks. The loom is located in Iselin, New Jersey (metro NYC area, close to the Metro Park train station.)

    On Sunday, March 25, 9-5 the loom will be available to view and try, along with the rest of the fiber “estate.” 

    A guild member is coordinating the sale for the family. Please contact her directly with any questions: MRothDavies (@) hotmail.com 

    Yes, the sale coordinator has been informed about the Glimakra site as a place to advertise this loom, but the family is trying to avoid disassembly and moving costs to a storage facility if at all possible. 

     

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

    February 2018

    New Books!

    We have two lovely little books on our web store that we are excited to offer!

    Väv på Fyra Skaft!  (Weave on 4 Shafts!)

    This darling little book will open your eyes to many lovely, fresh possibilities that require only 4 shafts, with 2, 4 or 6 treadles. Structures include plain weave, M’s and O’s, waffle weave, twill, halvdräll, log cabin, rosepath, float weaves and more. There is plenty of emphasis on stripes and checks, as well as color effects, to help broaden your horizons even beyond these pages for balanced weaves, or warp effect or weft effect projects. All of the designs are pleasing and colorfully portrayed in a full page, close up photograph of each fabric. All fabrics use various combinations of cotton, linen and wool. In Swedish.

     

    Broderier Från 50- och 60-Talen (Embroideries from the ’50s and ’60s)

    Even though we do not usually carry embroidery books, this one was so adorable we simply couldn’t resist. This is the book for those who love the colorful embroidery that was so popular in the ’50s and ’60s! During this period many of the leading textile artists worked closely with Östergötland County Hemslöjdsförening (Handcraft Association). In the book there are ten descriptions of original embroidery and inspirational images of further examples of the patterns created during this great era of embroidery. Silver roses by Elsa Agelii, the grasshopper in blue and green shades by Ingrid Dessau, and Birgitta Werner-Johansson’s brilliantly crafted gemstone series are some of the embroideries shown with pictures and patterns. Writer Ann-Sofie Svansbo has found new uses for some of the embroideries with careful hand and a great sense of style. The department head of the collections at Östergötland’s museum, Anna Lindqvist, tells about the artists who worked during this time period. In Swedish.

     

    Reminder

    After 4 years we are raising our yarn prices effective March 1st.

     

    Barn Benefit Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Excitement is building for the annual Fabric of Life fundraising party this spring. If you are interested in being a volunteer at this great event, please let us know.

    Festivities run from 1:00pm to the wee hours at 80 Bassett Road in Shelburne, MA

    This year the celebration includes: Traditional Craftsmanship, Agriculture and Music featuring:

    Fabric of Life boutique – selling weaving tools, books and other wonderful items.

    A tasting party of locally produced food and drink.

    Hands-on activities for all ages including Weaving, Spinning, Embroidery, Blacksmithing, Timber framing, and the list grows daily.

    Concert and dance performances, including Contra dancing and Balkan dancing through the night, plus a Balkan sing-along and ukulele workshop.

     

     

     

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

     

     

    January 2018

    New Band Weaving Book: Leksandsband I

    We are fortunate that Ing-Marie Frid has chosen to spend so many hours of her time analyzing these ornate and beautiful traditional bands from Leksand in order to produce this incredible catalog of traditional patterns. Many of the bands have either 25 or 30 pattern threads, but the book offers a broad selection of bands with fewer pattern threads, as well.

    Ing-Marie has chosen to produce this volume with a spiral binding so the weaver is able to open the book flat for easy viewing of these complicated patterns. Each design includes a graphed pattern and a photo of the woven band. There is an immense amount of information on these 122 pages.

    There is still space in our Bands in the Barn class, September 12-14, where students will have the opportunity to try the Leksandsband loom.

    Upcoming Yarn Price Adjustments

    After four years with no change in our yarn prices we will be making some minor adjustments, with some increases and some decreases. The price change will go into effect on March 1st. Thank you for your business!

    Väv Immersion Celebration

    We celebrated the six 2017 Väv Immersion students with an end-of-program party in December.  The photos below, of their many projects and accomplishments that were on display, are just a snapshot of the weaving component of the program.

    One of the great things about the program was the joyful camaraderie shared among the students and the pleasure we all had in their company.

    Michael’s single unit drawloom project, and the way it was displayed in the living room, captures some of the humor and fondness they had for each other and for what they dubbed “Weavin’ Town” with their motto: “This here’s Weavin’ Town, where we get things done by doin’ ’em!” We should all follow their example.

     

     

     

    Becky and the Vävstuga staff will miss them all!

     

     

     

     

     

    Here are their individual project displays:

    Michael Jennrich

    Kira Keck

    Joan Funk

    Danielle Garber

    Christine Tsai

    Emily Szabo

     

     

     

     

     

    Pilot Artist in Residence Program

    Three of our Väv Immersion students, Emily, Kira, and Christine, have decided to return to our Farmhouse for an extended stay of 4-9 weeks in a pilot Artist in Residence program. They will be working towards creating a body of work as a jump start to their artistic endeavors and to help launch possible new careers. Vävstuga is honored to help them on their creative way by furnishing a well-equipped studio and access to all of our beautiful yarns at their fingertips. They have started out using “A LOT OF COLORS” as you can see by the first project pictured here.

     

     

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

    December 2017

    WINTER HOLIDAY HOURS

    We will be closed for two weeks this December in order to complete our end-of-year physical inventory and to enjoy the holidays with our families. We thank you for your business in 2017 and wish you a wonderful time with family and friends, as well!

    Closing Friday, December 15th at 3pm

    Order Processing and Store/Phone hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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    New Line Linen Yarn-in-a-Jar Set

    We are excited to announce that the Line Linen Yarn-in-a-Jar is available on our web store as a set of all our available line linen.

    The large jar contains all the colors of our 16/2 Line Linen, which are also the same colors as the 16/1 Line Linen.

    An adorable little jar is included that contains pirnettes of all of our assorted weight Line Linens in both single and plied, in unbleached, golden bleached, 1/2-bleached, and bleached. An insert with the respective statistics is included, as well.

    This great set of Line Linen is perfect for your designing pleasure!

     

    15-week Väv Immersion

    The 15-week Väv Immersion Program is drawing to a close and we are happy to announce that it was a great success. We are also sad to see these six talented and good-humored weavers take their leave. We wish Christine, Danielle, Emily, Joan, Kira, and Michael all the best in their future weaving endeavors!

    A Väv Immersion Celebration and Grand Exhibition of their weaving and learning will be held on Saturday, December 16th, from 1-4pm at 80 Bassett Road, Shelburne Falls. We hope our local weaving friends will join us!

    Here are a few pictures of their recent weaving adventures in the barn and in the classroom. We’ll share more pictures of their many accomplishments in our January News.

     
     

    Fun with Vävstuga Favorites and Treasures classes

    We had a full house for both our October and November Vävstuga Favorites and Vävstuga Treasures classes.  Here are pictures of some of their beautiful projects on the loom.

     

     

    Scandinavian Knitting with Beth Brown-Reinsel

    Beth Brown-Reinsel is such a delight to have as a guest teacher at Vävstuga!

    This year’s class worked on a sample of the Norwegian Fana cardigan sweater, using our beautiful Tuna wool yarn.

    Next year Beth will offer the traditional Saami mittens in her Scandinavian Knitting class, October 17-19, 2018.

     

    Birch Bark Ornament Workshop with Elaine Moe

    Our last class of 2017 was the traditional Scandinavian birch bark ornament with guest teacher Elaine Moe.  While it took patience and careful folding, everyone had a great time.

     

    Elaine will be back to teach Birch Bark Weaving next year, so you can plan to create one of these Scandinavian treasures on Friday, August 17, 2018.

     

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Becky, Bettie, Kim, Tonya, and Laurie!
    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

    November 2017

    thanksgiving borderAnnual Thanksgiving Sale!

    20% off yarn orders placed online

    with gratitude for your business and friendship!

    Sale begins at midnight, November 22nd and ends at midnight November 29th

    (in stock yarns ordered online only)

    Place your orders at store.vavstuga.com

    Please note – We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 26th

    Order processing will resume on Monday, November 27th and sales will be processed in the order in which they were received.

    Regular phone hours, Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm, will resume Tuesday, November 28th.

    Thank you for your patience as we enjoy the holiday with our families!


    Fine Reeds

    We are also offering a special discount on the following fine dent Glimakra SS reeds:

    75/10, 85/10, and 95/10 (approximate dpi = 18.75, 21.25, and 23.75)

    PRICES per REED LENGTH (plus shipping):

    70cm = $55.00, 100cm = $80.00, 120cm = $90.00, 150cm = $100.00

    There are just a few lengths available in these fine reeds. Discount lasts until all are sold. To order these special reeds please call the office at 413-625-8241 during our regular store hours, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm. Thank you!

    2018 Classes

    Our 2018 classes are filling quickly. There is still room in our Vävstuga Favorites classes in which you can choose from countless favorite projects for either Vävstuga Basics Alumni or folks new to Vävstuga. You get to choose your own warp colors and length for your project and enjoy seeing others in the class weaving different projects.

    Most of our advanced classes for Basics Alumni and our specialty classes with guest instructors still have some room.  Please see our class listings on our website for available weeks.

    We also have space in our Vävstuga Treasures sessions, featuring two beautiful projects in 2018:

    A Satin Tablecloth on 10 Shafts and “Roy’s Smålandsväv” coverlet.

     

    Winter Holiday Hours

    So that you can plan ahead, we want to let you know about our upcoming end-of-year break for inventory and to celebrate the winter holidays.

    We will be closed from 3pm on Friday, December 15th until our regular office hours resume at 9am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

     

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

    October 2017

    Join us for two fun classes in November and December 2017!

    We are excited to welcome two wonderful guest teachers to Vävstuga this winter for the following classes. There are a few spaces available and we hope you’ll join us.

    Scandinavian Knitting with Beth Brown-Reinsel, November 1-3

    Come learn how to knit the Norwegian Fana cardigan — just a few spaces left in this workshop.

    Birch Bark Weaving with Elaine Moe on Friday, December 1, 1:30–4:30pm

    Come and make a lovely star ornament. Please call or email the office to register for this fun afternoon workshop.

     

    2018 Class Schedule is filling already

    Thank you to all who have registered for 2018 classes. We are filling up quickly.

    Vävstuga Treasures, for our Basics Alumni, is changing in 2018

    There will be just two Vävstuga Treasures projects offered in 2018 for our Basics Alumni. One of each of the following two projects will be available Wednesday-Friday concurrent with our Basics class weeks and the dates are on the Treasures class page.

    Treasures project #1: Come and weave Roy’s Smålandsväv, first brought to us by Roy Orr as a fabric structure to analyze. We’ve been weaving it ever since.

    With a cottolin warp and a Möbelåtta wool and cottolin weft, this is your chance to make a small and beautiful coverlet that is fairly easy to weave. It also lends itself to a sheepskin backing.

    Treasures project #2: This Satin Tablecloth on 10 shafts has been a favorite runner at our dining room table for many years and now we have decided to use this as inspiration for a larger tablecloth in the same colors and pattern.

    With a 16/2 cotton warp and a 16/1 linen weft, this project has an elegant sheen. This is a large piece to weave in 3 days and is a project geared towards our experienced alumni. The 10 treadles and wide width will give you a great physical workout. If you have less experience, you are still welcome to take this on, but may end up with a shorter piece.

     

    Vävstuga Favorites classes in 2018

    While most of the beloved Treasures projects are not being offered as such in 2018, many of them will now be offered as Vävstuga Favorites projects where you can even choose your own warp colors and lengths. “Easy” projects, for those who haven’t taken the Basics class yet, include napkins, towels, and plain weave or rep runners. View the class page to see the long list of Favorites projects available to our Basics alumni. These projects are the ones students have referred to as “my favorite” when they see all the incredible hand wovens Becky has created over the years.

    September 2017 Vävstuga Favorites and Treasures class projects

    Wow! We had some gorgeous projects woven last month! We look forward to seeing what the October Favorites and Treasures students will create next week!

    Halvkrabba is woven upside down with yarn butterflies. It’s not on our Vävstuga Favorites class page yet, but this project will be offered in 2018.

    Roy’s Smålandsväv is one of the two Vävstuga Treasures projects available in 2018. It provides an opportunity for wonderful color play.

    Jämtlandsdräll Tablecloth

    Several Jämtlandsdräll Runners are available as Vävstuga Favorites projects

    Beautiful weft-faced Krokbragd is all about color. This will be available as a Vävstuga Favorites project in 2018.


    The elegant Mora shawl has beautiful shading and drape. Also available as a Vävstuga Favorites project where you can choose your own warp colors.


    The Enkel Skillbragd coverlet lends itself beautifully to a sheepskin background. But which color to choose?

     

    Tonya and Kim try on several sheepskins with Tom from The Leprechaun Sheepskin Company. It’s always fun at Vävstuga!

    Tom will continue to offer sheepskin backings for the Roy’s Smålandsväv Treasures project in 2018.

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

     

     

    2018 Class Schedule

    Accepting enrollments now for all 2018 classes

    Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-enrolled basis by email or snail mail. We cannot process registrations by phone during the initial registration period.

    Two ways to register:

    • Download, save, and fill out the 2018 registration form and attach it to an email message, then call with your credit card for the deposit to secure your spot.
    • Download, save, fill out, and email the 2018 registration form, or print form and send it with a check for the deposit amount, made out to Vävstuga.

    *Classes with Vävstuga Basics prerequisite (also met with the new Mini Immersion program)

    5-day sessions

     4-day sessions

    3-day sessions

    1-day sessions

    3-week session

    Because many of you asked for a shorter version of our 15-week Väv Immersion program, Becky has designed an amazing 3-week Mini Immersion of intensive, hands-on learning including 10 techniques from our most popular classes. Come and immerse yourself 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. An added bonus — this class will satisfy our Vävstuga Basics requirement for other classes.

     

     

     

    There’s still time to join us in 2017

    There is ONE SPACE available for our Basics Alumni in our October 24-27 Vävstuga Treasures session to weave the amazing Jämtlandsdräll tablecloth.

    OR

    to weave this Intermediate Rep Runner #7 in our October 23-27 Vävstuga Favorites class. This is an example of a fun way to combine blended warp stripes in a rep weave project.

    There is just one loom space available to weave either the Jämtlandsdräll Tablecloth OR the Rep Runner #7.

    Please call the office to reserve your choice.

    Additional class openings for all in November and December

    Scandinavian Knitting with Beth Brown-Reinsel, November 1-3

    Come learn how to knit the Norwegian Fana cardigan — just a few spaces left in this workshop.

    Birch Bark Weaving with Elaine Moe on Friday, December 1, 1:30–4:30pm

    Come and make a lovely star ornament. Please call or email the office to register for this fun afternoon workshop.

     

    Väv Immersion 2017 is underway!

    We welcomed 6 students to the 15-week Väv Immersion program this year. They have spent the last 3 weeks settling into the daily rhythm of planning and winding warps, weaving towels, blankets, yardage, and rag rugs, spinning, and learning something new every day.

    Stay in touch

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

    August 2017

    We plan to announce our 2018 Class Calendar in the September Newsletter!

    We appreciate your patience as we finalize some details. We are excited to share next year’s classes with all of you!

    August Happenings:

    Linens: Seed to Cloth Class

    We had a wonderful group of weavers last week out at the Barn Studio where linen prefers the humidity. Emily Gwynn, a prior apprentice at Vävstuga, took advantage of the drawloom time to weave her logo for Hands to Work (see below).

     

    And a special thank you to Jean Neilson who took these great pictures when she wasn’t harvesting, hackling, spinning or weaving linen!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Apprentice Reunion

    Several of Vävstuga’s apprentices came together at the Farm Studio for a retreat this past weekend. Catching up, sharing their recent projects, weaving in the barn, and some meeting for the first time. An important part of Vävstuga’s history, we appreciate all that our apprentices continue to do and we enjoy our relationships with all of them!

     

     

     

     

     

    Fall Classes

    As we launch into the 15-week Väv Immersion Program next week, we have just a few openings in our limited fall classes:

    One-Day Wonders have a few days available during the weeks of September 19-22, October 24-27, and November 28-December 1. Call or email  the office to see if an available day works for your schedule.

    Scandinavian Knitting with Beth Brown-Reinsel, November 1-3

    Come learn how to weave the NORWEGIAN FANA CARDIGAN!

     

     

     

     

     

    NEW CLASS ADDED!

    Birch Bark Star Ornament with Elaine Moe on Friday, December 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

    Please call or email the office to register for this fun afternoon workshop!

     

     

     

     

     

    Stay tuned for our 2018 class schedule announcement!

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.

    July 2017

    Beginning Tapestry

    At the end of June we pushed the floor looms to the side to make room for a Beginning Tapestry class with Janet Austin! Her tapestries are exhibited nationally and internationally and her expertise was evident to all.

     

    Fiber Frolic class

    This class for ages 10-Adult is co-sponsored by Fabric of Life 501(c)3. A real immersion in fiber, from natural dyeing, spinning, weaving – including on a drawloom, sewing with hand wovens, wet felting and needle felting, and more, students had a busy and varied experience! The class culminated with a show & tell for the families and a big “Fika” celebration! We hope you will join in the fun next year!

    July Treasures

              In addition to the Fiber Frolic class, we enjoyed the presence of two weavers working on Treasures projects!

    Eric wove a gorgeous Opphämta runner and Mo wove a fantastic Rep Rug on 8 Shafts!

    This was an added benefit for the Fiber Frolic weavers who were able to see the amazing results!

     

     

    Basket Weaving with Wendy Jensen

    We were thrilled to welcome local weaver and award-winning basket maker, Wendy Jensen, to teach a Basket Weaving class at the Barn Studio. The participants were equally thrilled to go home with a beautiful Carry-All basket!

    Join us for Scandinavian Knitting with Beth Brown-Reinsel!

    There are just a few spaces left in our Scandinavian Knitting class with Beth Brown-Reinsel! Beth is an expert in Scandinavian knitting techniques and we are excited to welcome her back to Vãvstuga this November 1-3! Come and knit with us! Our gorgeous wool yarns aren’t just for weaving! We even offer one of Beth’s patterns in our Tuna wool Sock Kit.

    Fun at NEWS – the New England Weavers Seminar

    We enjoyed seeing so many of our weaving friends at NEWS. If you were unable to attend, here’s a few pictures of our booth. Thank you to all those who stopped by – we hope you had a great time at the seminar!

     

    Used Lilla 60cm loom is still available for sale

    Lilla looms-oxabackWe are offering a 60cm Lilla loom, used only once and in like-new condition, at a sale price of $1980.

    The Öxabäck Lilla is a high-quality, sturdy, 8-shaft loom with a vertical countermarch and a space-saving footprint!

    A reed for the loom and regular texsolv heddles can be purchased for 10% off their regular price.

     

     

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.