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    Space available in our August 14-17 Favorites class

    Feeling spontaneous and in want of a fun weaving project at Vävstuga?  Join us in August out at the farm house to weave a Favorites project of your choice!  If you are not a Basics alum there are still a lot of “Easy” and wonderful projects available to choose from on the class page. For all projects you choose your colors and warp length and we will wind your warp for you. We’ll also beam it for you, if desired.  We hope one of you will join us next month!

    Mini Immersion #1

    Our first bi-annual 3-week Mini Immersion program kicked off the summer with a wonderful group of 10 creative and dedicated weavers!

     

     The program started with an intensive few days of winding long warps, setting up looms, and engaging in the work with a great team focus.

    Once the looms were ready, each weaver worked on 10 different projects, including single ply Tow linen goose eye place mats, 8-shaft twill wool blankets, a colorful towel, beautiful plattväv, bound rosepath, Smålandsväv, Finnish opphämta, a Daldräll curtain, a rep rug, and even satin damask on the drawloom. Daily classes focused on drafting, design, project planning, fabric analysis, and more.

    Despite some unseasonably hot weather and the intensity of weaving for hours each day for 3 weeks, we hope our talented weaving friends enjoyed being immersed in weaving the Vävstuga way and exploring these beautiful structures!

    Fiber Frolic

    Becky immediately turned her attention to our 8 Fiber Frolic students, ranging in age from 7 to adult, who joined us July 9-13th out at the farm. This wonderful week focuses on exploring a variety of fiber arts, in addition to weaving on hand looms, and includes several guest teachers.  Julie Parsons offered natural dyeing, with a focus on indigo, Sara Jeanne Burke taught students how to sew a variety of projects using their handwoven cloth,  Emily Gwynn assisted Becky with the weaving and spinning, and Bettie Zakon-Anderson taught needle felting and also Maypole dancing to music played by Becky and Leni.

     

    The week ended with a “Fika” with family members attending to celebrate a very productive and fiber-filled week!

     

    New Cotton Yarn-in-a-Jar available

    Our design tool offerings continue to expand.

    We’ve just completed our fine cotton yarn-in-a-jar set which includes pirnettes of all the colors in our Borgs 24/2 and 30/2 cottons.

    Nestled inside the big jar is a ‘baby’ jar which has pirnettes of our Bockens 20/2, 24/2, and 30/2 bleached and unbleached fine cotton.  We think it’s pretty cute, in addition to being useful.

     

    Vävglädje (Happy Weaving) video review

    As most of you know, Becky creates a video review of the books we offer for sale on our web store so that you can see a preview before purchasing.  We’ve just added the video for this book to our Vävstuga youtube channel, which you can also access on the Vävglädje page on our web store, so you can see for yourself some of the beautiful projects inside.  As we mentioned last month, we’ve also printed an English supplement which is included with the purchase of this book.  And, as always, we wish you Happy Weaving!

     

    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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