Becky, Tonya, and Eva have recently returned from two amazing weeks in Sweden, successfully completing a whirlwind tour visiting many of our suppliers: the Glimåkra loom and reed factory, AK Snickeri who make our Lilla looms, Holma Helsinglands who produce our fine Bockens yarns, our new wool yarn supplier Garnhuset, and Karin Myrehed who makes our beautiful drawloom attachments. We also met the authors of many other books we sell. The whole trip was inspiring and invigorating.
Gunvor's current project in Rölakan
Antique Rölakan at Skåne's Hemslöjd archive
Skåne's Hemslöjd store, Eva is checking out the merchandise
Claes, our new wool supplier at his dye house
AK:s Snickeri - where Öxabäck looms are made
AK:s Snickeri - warehouse
Wednesday night after setting up our booth for Vävmässan, ready to open Thursday morning
Garnhuset's booth at Vävmassan
AK:s Snickeri booth at Vävmässan with the makers of the Lilla loom, Thomas and PerOlov
Our new Estonian friends: a weaving teacher and the authors of our new Estonian books
A busy day in the booth
Becky's Swedish "Mama," Birgitta, who first took Becky to Sätergläntan in 1980. Together they're displaying Birgitta's piece of monksbelt that inspired Becky's whole new life at the age of 21!
(video) Becky's other Swedish "family" from 1980, Peter and Maud, who inspired Becky to take up the fiddle and play Swedish music at that time.
Becky's whole "Swedish family" from 1980. (Eva is here too, but she took the picture)
Karin Myrehed in her warehouse of drawloom parts
Karin Myrehed showing one of her many astounding damask creations on the drawloom
Becky and Tonya approaching Sätergläntan at the top of the hill
Weaving room at Sätergläntan where Becky learned to weave in 1981. Then there were two identical rooms that had looms enough for all 26 students.
The flax house at Sätergläntan, with this year's crop drying on a rack
(video) Reed maker Pablo, at the Glimåkra factory in Oxberg
Pablo at the Glimåkra factory taping a new reed
Pablo at the Glimåkra factory and his new fans!
Warping mills in progress at the Glimåkra Factory
Visit to Holma Helsinglands, makers of Bockens yarns
Margareta tells us about their production process at Holma
Plying room at Holma, where Bockens yarns are being made
Tonya finds our order in the hall ready to be shipped. Maybe you will purchase something from one of these boxes!
(video) Tonya gets a taste of packing and shipping at Holma. Coming to our own small shelves after this will be a bit of a letdown!
Becky with Anna Thomisson, the author of _Daldräll_ which is coming soon in English
Anna Thomisson served as a beautiful teatime "Fika" on a brand-new never used before handwoven daldräll tablecloth, which she finished weaving two years ago. We had to be careful not to spill anything!