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    Upcoming transitions

    November is finding us as busy as bees preparing our new space and processing final store orders before moving our inventory to its new location at the farm house after the Thanksgiving holiday.

    We will be closing at 3pm on Wednesday, November 25th for the holiday weekend and will remain closed for several days during the first week of December to do our annual physical inventory and move.

    We will do our best to accept last minute orders in early December, but encourage you to shop before then, if possible. More information will be in our December Newsletter.

    We hope you are as excited about some of our new offerings this month as we are.

    Vävstuga Warping Mill

    The best choice for small studios and good ergonomics.


    Our stylish and sturdy Vävstuga 2m Warp Mill is 73″ tall x 28″ wide, easily allowing you to wind warps up to 12 meters long or even 20 meters if your yarn is fine and your warp narrow.

    Also available for purchase is an Extra Lease Bar for those wishing to wind a warp with two crosses.

    The heavy base is equipped with rubber feet which grip and protect your floor. We have chosen to use hard yellow pine grown in the southeastern United States for its beauty and durability.

     

    Two New Warps-to-Go

    Rep Placemats & Runners

    Vintage design from Becky’s production past

    These are placemats from the ’80s and ’90s that Becky sold during her production years. These warps were always 30 m long which produced a short runner, medium runner, and long runner, as well as around 30 placemats. Some of these colorways were produced several times, especially the one in naturals which she remembers being quite popular with customers.

    This was the jumping off point for the design we are debuting this month. It is now our pleasure to bring this design back into circulation as our new Rep Placemats & Runner Warp-to-Go for you to weave at home. Check out all the color choices available or choose your own. These will make wonderful holiday gifts!

    Plattväv Coverlet

    An impressive yet accessible project with just 4 shafts & 4 treadles

    This Plattväv Coverlet (a monksbelt variation) has been a favorite in our classes. We have adapted it from a traditional bed curtain woven it Ytterboda, in Dalarna Sweden.

    Kringbyggd gård i den norra delen av Överboda. Byggnadsbeståndet är fortfarande välbevarat med en framträdande parstuga i två våningar som manbyggnad.

    A farm in Ytterboda och Överboda, Sweden

    Tonya wove one for a customer in their color choices and they added a sheepskin backing from Leprechaun Sheepskin Company.  Bettie wove two to hang as doorway curtains between her studio and office and her son’s bedroom. He chose the light grey colorway. It is great fun to play with pattern and color in this structure.


    Now you can order the new Plattväv Coverlet Warp-to-Go and weave a cozy addition for your home or as a beautiful gift to a lucky recipient.

    Choose your own colors and a warp length of 3m, 6m, or 9m.

    See directions on each of the warp-to-go pages on our web store for how to choose your own colors and let us know by email at orders@vavstuga.com when you place your order.

     

     

    Books back in stock

    Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves by Anne Dixon

    While the book has been available, we’ve been out of stock. We are happy to have this back on our shelves if you’ve been thinking about it.

     

    Drawloom Weaving by Joanne Hall

    This book has recently been updated with 16 new pages.

     

     

    Another gem from the internet

    Unbelievable Russian velvet

    The challenges of the Kremlin velvet

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