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    Vävgladje (Happy Weaving) book and English supplement

    Väv Gladje (Happy Weaving), a popular book from Väv Magasinet, is back in stock!  We are delighted to offer this book from the previous editor of Väv Magasinet, Lillemor Johansson. In it she presents a collection of 50 favorites from her magazine from the 1982-2003 era. Vävstuga has created an English supplement to accompany the text. The translation includes many commonly used Swedish weaving terms which could also be useful to you when reading other Swedish weaving texts.  The book should appear on our web store soon.  Look for it under “Books”.


    Memorial Day Weekend Yarn Sale

    It’s time to plan your Spring and Summer weaving!   20% off in-stock yarn orders placed online at store.vavstuga.com

    with gratitude for your business and friendship!

    Sale begins on Saturday, May 26th at 12:01am and ends on Monday, May 28th at 11:59pm

    Sale is on in-stock yarns only. Online orders will be processed beginning on Tuesday, May 29th in the order in which they were received.  Thank you for your business!


    Becky’s “Nordic Journey” Presentation

    Local friends!  Come to the Shelburne Free Public Library on Wednesday, May 30th at 7pm for Becky’s presentation of her “Nordic Journey”.


    BARNFEST!

    A fundraiser for the Fabric of Life 501(c)3

    LOCAL FOOD       HANDS-ON HANDCRAFTS       MUSIC & DANCE

    Saturday – June 9, 2018  1 pm until the wee hours at 80 Bassett Road, Shelburne, MA

    From 2-5pm, come try your hand at a variety of crafts, including timber framing, blacksmithing, natural dyeing, and weaving.

    There will also be flax spinning demos at that time with Patsy Sue Zawistoski, Justin Squizzero, Cassie Dickson!

    SILENT AUCTION ITEM:  Ulla Cyrus Öxabäck Loom – 125cm(a way to participate in the fun if you cannot attend the BarnFest)

    Bells and Whistles include:
    – 16 shafts and treadles
    – double warp beam
    – fly shuttle beater
    – single unit drawloom attachment with pattern saving lash deviceTHE BIDDING DETAILS:

    • Minimum bid $3000
    • Bid increments $50
    • If you cannot attend the festival, email your contact info and bid amount to office@vavstuga.com by Friday, June 8th 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 9th wins!
    • We will contact you if you are not in attendance
    • Loom must be picked up in MA within 3 weeks

     


    May Drawloom ABC and Vävstuga Favorites

    Our combined Drawloom ABC and Vävstuga Favorites classes created some beautiful projects out at the farm house early this month.

     

     


     

    Three of the students in these classes agreed to return during the Barn Fest on June 9th to finish, and demonstrate, their beautiful projects including Shaft Drawloom, Smålandsväv, and Honeycomb Curtains. Be sure to stop in the farm house when you are at the festival and say hello to Helen, Ellen, and Lisa and view their wonderful weaving talents!

    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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