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    It feels wonderful to have classes happening at the farm! We look forward to welcoming more of you this year and in the future!

    Please note that we have not taken the time to update our class dates on our website. We have been busy rescheduling students who were cancelled last year and filling in a few spaces here and there with new folks on our wait lists, as well as welcoming students to classes in June!

    We expect our website to be updated with 2022 classes and this will be announced some time this fall, as we usually do. For any questions about classes and dates for the rest of this year, please email us at office@vavstuga.com.

    Class availability

    Drawloom Treasures

    We still have the Lithuanian Opphämta tablecloth available for our students who have already taken a drawloom class with us.  There is 1 space in each of these weeks:

    • August 17-20
    • October 19-22

    We have 5 spaces left for Farmhouse Projects and Vävstuga Favorites projects September 21-24

    If you can’t get into one of our classes, and you want to join in the fun of our reopening, consider selecting one of our individual projects from either the Farmhouse Projects list or the Vävstuga Favorites list. Some of these projects have the Vävstuga Basics class as a prerequisite, but there are a number that are open to all. As our plans have been in flux, we have not yet updated the dates on our website, but any of the projects you’ll find on those class pages are available. If you would like us to set up the loom ahead of time for you (set up fees apply), just ask us if we will have time to have your loom ready for any of these available dates:

    We have the following spaces available in these fall classes:

    Please note that the links above are for the class descriptions, but the dates for 2021 are as listed here in the newsletter. If you are interested in any of the above classes please feel free to let us know by emailing office@vavstuga.com.

    New Book!

    A new book by authors Åsa Pärson & Amica Sundström,  Weaving Handbook: The Art and the Craft: Theories, Materials, Techniques, and Projects, provides a practical reference book for weavers of all skill levels.
    The sample projects range from the elegantly simple to the increasingly complex, and cover a wide range of weaving techniques. In addition, details of the principles behind the arrangement and preparation of the loom, weaving tools, and different fibers and fabrics provide even more detail.

     

     

    Transitions

    As Vävstuga welcomes in a new era and location, we are also sadly experiencing some staff transitions.

    Thank you Bettie

    After 7 years of top-quality dedicated service to Vävstuga, Bettie Zakon-Anderson has made the difficult decision to move on to other pursuits. We will all miss her pleasant presence in the office and on the phone, as well as her unmatched ability to keep everything organized and running more smoothly than a Swiss watch.

    We are currently engaged in the task of finding someone to replace Bettie in the Vävstuga office who is experienced with keeping finances organized in QuickBooks as well as versed in social media. Do let us know if you have any leads.

    We extend an enormous thank you to you, Bettie, for all these years of impeccable service to students as well as to the rest of our team.

    Bettie adds, “Thank you, Becky, for the opportunity to be a part of Vävstuga and to share the wonderful experience of getting to know so many fellow weavers over these years! I will miss all of you!”

    Thank you Kim

    Kim Sebrey has also recently made a difficult choice to leave us. She has found another job at Mocha Maya’s in the village of Shelburne Falls doing more full-time work than Vävstuga classes are able to offer. We wish you well Kim in your new situation and will miss your dedicated (and delicious) work in the kitchen and beyond.

     

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