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    September finds us still busy as bees with our last classes of the year while the weather is still welcoming in our spacious and open Barn studio. Look for news in October concerning exciting developments for classes starting Spring 2021.

    Until then we will be moving, reconfiguring, and still letting you know of new products every month along with details of our progress in our Bassett Homestead location.

    Swedish Classics September 14-18

    We have one spot available in our Swedish Classics class next week.  If you are from MA or a “safe” state allowed to travel into MA, let us know if you’re interested by emailing office@vavstuga.com. The projects are gorgeous and quintessentially Swedish.

    NEW Bath set Warps to Go! – 12 pieces

    Our stylish Bath set Warps to Go includes 4 Bath towels, 4 Hand towels, and 4 Washcloths.

    There are 15 colorways to choose from, or substitute your own choice of colors to complement your decor. They will give you and your house guests a pleasant and unusual bathing experience. Woven with a doubled 6/1 tow linen weft, these thick towels and wash cloths made with over 75% linen will magically absorb more moisture than you might expect.

    Just 4 of the 15 possible colorways!

    Vävstuga Favorites

    Three great weaving friends joined us last week for some independent Vävstuga Favorites projects.  Some gorgeous linen runners, a beautiful set of napkins, and yards of rep placemats and runners were produced over 4 days by this fun and talented group.

    Introducing – Eva the Loom Fairy!

    Former Väv Immersion student Eva Gaultney has taken on a new role as our traveling Loom Fairy and will cheerfully assist you at your home giving you fresh confidence to pursue fruitful and creative weaving experiences in your near future.

    Do you want some personal hand-holding while:

    • Setting up you loom?
    • Beaming your warp?
    • Tying up the treadles?
    • Tips on maintaining a good shed?
    • Getting started in general?
    • Finding various solutions to weaving and loom issues?

    Her specialty is working with Glimåkra looms, but she has experience with many other kinds of looms as well. Feel free to send a photograph of your loom to Eva to ask if she can assist you.

    Details for Eva:

    I can travel a 2 hour driving radius from Shelburne, MA 01370.

    I will arrive with a mask on and if there are any other accommodations you need from me, please let me know.

    RATE:

    • Initial Hour: $35
    • Subsequent hours: $25/hour
    • Travel: Federal mileage rate per round trip (currently $0.575/mile)

    Send your email inquires to: loomfairy.eva@gmail.com

    Tonya’s Weavings

    We have finally included Tonya’s page on our website – long overdue. Take a look at her weaving journey since her arrival in 2016 at httsp://www.facebook.com/TonyasWovens/

    Two of Tonya’s amazing draw loom projects:

    Special tidbits

    The Invention of Trousers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P17siWwzibs

    A Rug gone Wild

    A Staggering Sculptural Rug by artist Faig Ahmed Pours into an Amorphous Puddle

     

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