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    Spring yarn sale online, June 6–12

    It’s time to plan your summer weaving! Our annual spring sale offers 20% off in-stock yarn orders placed in our online store, with gratitude for your business and friendship. The sale begins on Monday, June 6th at 12:01am and ends on Sunday, June 12th at 11:59pm. In-stock yarns only. Orders will be processed beginning on Tuesday, June 7th in the order in which they were received.

    spring yarn sale online, June 6–12

    spring yarn sale online, June 6–12

    VÄV Magasinet back issues

    We’ve obtained a limited supply of back issues for this timeless magazine, and we’re selling them in sets by year from 1982–2003, as long as they last. If you have been searching for these, or are ready for some new inspiration, now is the time to purchase. $39 for a set of four, or $32 for a set of three. In Swedish.

    Lillemor Johansson, the creator and editor of Väv Magasinet for 20 years starting in 1982, is well known in Sweden and beyond for her enormous contribution to Scandinavian weaving. She has also published several outstanding weaving books of many coveted weaving books, two of which can be found in our store.

    Vävstuga Video Basics support: yarn kits, supply list, Forums

    Now available: materials in our store to make it easier for you to jump right in. Each contains all the yarns you’ll need for one project. Becky has designed some starter colorways to whet your appetite (the blankets are particularly luscious), or you can use our nifty Väv Design tool to invent your own new color combinations.

    We’ve also posted a supply list, a handy table showing what tools and yarns you’ll need for each project in Vävstuga Video Basics.

    The Forums on Vimeo are the place to post your questions about Vävstuga Video Basics as you proceed. Apologies to anyone whose question went unanswered for a while: we have only just discovered that Becky was not getting notified properly of all new posts, and we think that is now resolved.

    Take a look at our inspiring colorway suggestions for each project.

    Snips and measuring ribbon

    These two favorite tools are finally up on our notions page. Maybe there are some other goodies here that you are in need of as well?

    Class openings

    We have a few slots open for the following classes:

    Maker’s Menagerie

    Our sister organization, Fabric of Life, is partnering with Build Repair Grow to offer a magical new program this summer. Maker’s Menagerie is designed for young people and their young-at-heart grown-ups to explore a variety of skills and crafts, including fiber skills, while building a strong and vibrant community. June 20–24. Come for 1 day, 3 days, or all 5 days.

    Barnfest 2022

    Join us for this year’s Barnfest on June 11. Our biggest fundraising and community event of the year, Barnfest is a full day event that includes local crafters and artisans, kids’ activities, music, dancing, food, and the weaving together of an amazingly vibrant community. We welcome all to join us beginning at 1pm for a variety of mini-workshops, raffles, a buffet dinner, and after-dinner musical entertainment into the wee hours of the morning. Pre-registration for mini-workshops will open soon.

    Special this year: up for silent auction will be an Ulla Cyrus Öxabäck Loom — 150cm, 10 shafts and 10 treadles.

    More details on the Barnfest page.

    If you are available before, during, or after Barnfest, we would be ever so grateful for your willingness to volunteer a bit of time to make this event run smoothly.

    Recent class activity

    Some inspiring postcards from our April classes, Väv Immersion and Drawloom ABC.

    Angelica pondering Smålandsväv

    Angelica pondering Smålandsväv

    Becky's Opphämta

    Becky’s Opphämta

    Ann weaving yardage

    Ann weaving yardage

    Eli tying up his blanket treadles

    Eli tying up his blanket treadles

    Angelica's yardage

    Angelica’s yardage

    backyard daffodils

    backyard daffodils

    Virginia's shaft draw

    Virginia’s shaft draw

    Pat's single unit

    Pat’s single unit

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