Katie is a sewist with a deep respect for hand craft. She learned to sew at a young age and pursued that passion from high school through graduate school. Her education has centered around apparel design with a focus on sustainability, primarily through material upcycling and creative reuse.
She is excited to join the Vävstuga community and learn more about weaving!
A space has just opened in the April 15-19 Vävstuga Basics class. Please call the office at 413-625-8241 if you would like to join us that week.
One of the many, wonderful things about the Basics class is that loom set-up is not only taught from start to finish, most of the tasks are shared among the 8 students, with up to 4 people working together to beam, thread, sley, and tie-up the looms.
This cooperative approach makes quick work of the tasks, aids in learning, and helps create the wonderful camaraderie that is part of the Vävstuga experience.
Daily drafting classes build deeper understanding of the structures and fibers used, and our beautiful Swedish yarns provide color inspiration. Delicious meals add to the pleasure of the week.
Another wonderful aspect of the Basics class is that the students are joined by 2 Basics Alumni who arrive mid-week to weave one of the gorgeous Vävstuga Treasures projects.
The Vävstuga Treasures session happens concurrently with the Vävstuga Basics class. Two beautiful projects, two talented weavers, and 3 days to create a treasure to bring home.
This week we were joined by Mother-Daughter duo Sinikka and Alexis!
Now to decide what color sheepskin to add to the back… and which side to use as the back since both sides are so beautiful!
So fun to have Alexis and Sinikka with us this week and congratulations to them both on their lovely treasures!
We have just 2 Vävstuga Treasures sessions available to weave the Plattväv coverlet.
Join us next week, March 6-8, or April 17-19. Vävstuga Basics Alumni may also choose this coverlet during our Farmhouse Projects classes.
We have spaces available for the lovely Jämtlandsdräll table square as well.
Join us next week, March 6-8, March 27-29, April 17-19, April 24-26 and December 4-6. Other lovely tablecloth choices are also available during our Farmhouse Projects classes.