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    May Drawloom Basics class and Treasures session

    IMG_2003We just enjoyed two weeks of Drawloom Basics out at the Farm Studio. Several weavers also joined us to weave some lovely Treasures projects.

    The pictures show some of the amazing creativity and experimentation that our students displayed weaving opphämta and damask on Shaft Drawlooms, adorable damask dragons using saved pattern lashes, damask on single unit drawlooms and even playing with weaving swords to get a sense of what can be woven when one doesn’t have a drawloom… yet.

    Treasures projects included a fine satin damask “piecrust” tablecloth, a lovely Jämtlandsdräll tablecloth in fine cotton, and the always colorful Stjerne coverlet!

    The pictures just don’t do the projects justice, but we hope you will get a sense of the endless options and fun to be had weaving on a drawloom and a taste of the exquisite Vävstuga Treasures and Drawloom & Linen Treasures projects.

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    Student Blogs

    Jean Williams attended one of our recent Drawloom Basics classes and has written a wonderful description entitled “Refilling the Creative Well” on her blog: jeanweaves.com.

    One of our first year Väv Immersion students, Tammy Renner, has written about her presentation to the Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild and the subgroup Warped Weavers about her experience in the Väv Immersion program in 2016.  You can read it on her blog tammyweaves, as well as more detail about her experience here on her blog posts from February – May, 2016.

    Thank you to both Jean and Tammy for sharing the Vävstuga experience with your blog followers and with us!

    Barn Benefit Festival  Saturday – June 10, 2017

    NOON until THE WEE HOURS at 80 Bassett Road, Shelburne, MA

    Join our Fiber and Music Folk Village for the day (printable flier with details here)
    (To benefit Fabric of Life non-profit, working in partnership with Vävstuga Weaving School)

    SUPER FUN SALE  – Looms-Reeds-Warping mills – Countermarches – Books – Instruments – Other cool stuff
    Don’t miss this grand array of great deals!! (See a few details below)
    WEAVE A RAFFLE BLANKET in the afternoon, come throw the shuttle a few times to help weave the blanket!
    SPINNING PARTY FOR THOSE INCLINED  – bring your wheel
    POTLUCK – yum yum
    Sing -a-long, Jam session & BALKAN MUSIC CONCERT – Relax and enjoy hauntingly beautiful music as evening approaches.
    PARTY INTO THE NIGHT – Join in dancing on the first floor of the barn, or sit with friends at a table in our little Kafana coffeehouse upstairs with a nice view of the scene below.

    MORE SALE DETAILS
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    Our Lervad loom-002SILENT AUCTION ITEM!!   (a way to participate in the fun if you cannot attend our event)
    Anders Lervad Danish loom affectionately known as “Mary Liz” – 4 shafts, 6 treadles, 80cm wide

    This unbelievably cute and stylish little Danish loom with turned wooden uprights and curves in all the right places could be yours if you outbid everyone else!

     

    THE BIDDING DETAILS:

    • Minimum bid $700
    • Bid increments $50
    • If you cannot attend the festival, email your contact info and bid amount to office@vavstuga.com by Friday, June 9th at 1:00pm
    • Bidding is also open to festival attendees on Saturday until 1:00pm
    • Only one bid is needed, as all bids remain private – bid the highest amount you can manage
    • Winning bid is not based on the order bids are received. The highest bidder as of 1:00pm on Saturday, June 10th wins!
    • We will contact you if you are not in attendance
    • Loom must be picked up in MA within 2 weeks

    For sale on location for those who can attend the event:

    Swedish style Looms (not Glimåkras, but similar)
    150 cm-10 shafts, 10 treadles, countermarch,
    110 cm-four shaft,
    110 cm for shaft?
    Glimåkra rigid heddle loom
    Small box bandloom, 4 shafts

    Warping mills
    4 meter Glimåkra mill –
    3 meter mill (unknown origin)
    3 meter mill – Andersson

    Countermarch
    4 shaft-110 cm horizontal
    8 shaft-120 cm horizontal
    10 shaft-150 cm horizontal
    8 shaft-160 vertical (Myrehed)

    Drawloom attachment
    Myrehed, single unit – 150 cm

    REEDS
    Over 40 reeds in various sizes, lengths and qualities

    Magazines
    Various past issues – details are unavailable now

    Books
    A small selection of used books, titles not available ahead

     

    We hope to see you at the Barn Benefit on June 10th and here at the studio in 2017!

    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.

     

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