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    We hope you are well and safe as Covid-19 continues to disrupt our lives. Our Vävstuga staff is working from home as much as possible. We are still maintaining a reduced onsite staff, with safety precautions in place to fill your orders and answer your emails, but no phone hours for the time being.

    We really appreciate your support through your online orders and we look forward to being in touch and hearing about your current weaving projects.

    Annual Spring Online Yarn Sale

    It’s time to plan your Spring and Summer weaving! 

    In order to give you a bit more time to shop during our May sale this year we are extending it to 7 days. We still recommend you shop early as it is first come first serve on our beautiful yarns. It may take a tad longer than normal to get your yarns to you with our reduced staff, but we assure you we will send things out as fast as we safely can.  (Sorry, sale does not include our Yarn-in-a-jar or Warp-to-go products).

    20% off in-stock yarn orders placed online at store.vavstuga.com with gratitude for your business and friendship!

    Sale begins on Monday, May 25th at 12:01am (just after midnight on Sunday) and ends on Sunday, May 31st at 11:59pm.

    Sale is on in-stock yarns only. Online orders will be processed beginning on Tuesday, May 26th in the order in which they are received.

    New Warps to Go

    Coverlet Band Warp to Go

    Perhaps you have woven, or may plan to weave, one of our beautiful coverlets and you would like to surround it with a matching band.

    Perhaps you would simply like to experience weaving a gorgeous band on a floor loom.

    Becky has created this new Warp to Go for our much requested Coverlet band.

    See below for links to our Virtual Classroom for more on designing and weaving such a band.

     

     

    Enkel Skillbragd Coverlet Warp to Go

    This satisfying Norwegian coverlet is fairly quick and easy to weave, as far as sheepskin-backed coverlets go.

    Purchase this warp all ready to beam onto your loom at home. No need to worry about the math, simply email your color choices when you order to orders@vavstuga.com and let us do the rest.

    Details for choosing colors are on each of the Warps to Go web pages.

     

     

    Towel Warps to Go and New Color Changing Tool

    We have added multiple new colorways for our Towel Warps to Go for your shopping ease and pleasure. You might be inspired to create your own colorways and we look forward to seeing them.

    New Color Changing Tool

    We are very excited to introduce a fun and useful color changing tool available for many of our Towel Warps to Go. Designed for us by the talented Rebecca Green, this tool allows you to play with colors in your towel stripes and get a sense of how the towels will look.

    Check out the Design Tool for the Towel Warp to Go #2 shown in this picture.

    Of course, to avoid disappointment, we recommend you use our Yarn-in-a-Jar design tool to know what colors you are choosing, as screen colors can be misleading.

    Tablecloths too! These towels have a generous width even in twill. The plain weave sett can be used to weave darling 21″ square tablecloths.

     

    Yarn Play Ground

    After a momentary web store glitch, our Yarn Play Ground is back up and running in our yarn store.  Just go to any of our dyed yarn pages, click and drag the yarn swatches into the Yarn Mini-Playground to the left and move them around as you might play with yarns if you were in our store. Cottolin for example:

    Virtual Classroom

    Do you want to start from scratch and design your own Coverlet Band to weave on a floor loom? Learn how in our Virtual Classroom on video lessons #5 for designing and #6 for weaving.

    You will find other video lessons on the Virtual Classroom, as well as our Project Sheets, Sett Chart, and Metric Reed Conversion Table.

    Since we can’t let you into our beautiful studio at this time, Becky is offering these free lessons and tools for your learning and weaving pleasure.

    Call for Swedish Style Textiles

    The American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia is asking our Vävstuga weavers for suggestions on how to acquire modern textiles inspired by 18th and 19th century Swedish handcraft. This is an opportunity to sell or donate a wall hanging, runner, carriage cushion, etc

    Trevor is eager to hear of any such options that could be out there to acquire textiles for his new exhibit. One of their more dramatic historic interiors represents a colonial revival interpretation of a 19th century stuga interior.  As part of their plans for a large exhibition they are hosting between September and March, Trevor will be de-installing the existing textile gallery and re-interpreting the stuga interior as a primarily textile-focused interior space.

    This is a wonderful museum that hosted a Vävstuga textile presentation last year. It is worth joining in order to receive their lovely newsletter, even if you can’t go in person.

    Join us at Vävstuga for a great class or visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) once we are able to gather together again. 
    For now visit our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group

     

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