Farmhouse Projects

Linen runners & squares

Experience the elegance of a fine linen runner materializing before your eyes while your hands are at work. Linen does not need to be difficult in order to be satisfying. Explore our specific guidelines below in order to make the right choice for your weaving level. Our plentiful array of projects can be adapted to the yarn of your choice, in order to make them more accessible, or more challenging. See the bottom of the page for guidelines to choosing your linen warp.

back to basics #1

8 shafts
8 treadles
488 ends
44 cm wide in reed
16/2 linen warp

(Finer warp options: 20/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

back to basics #2

8 shafts
8 treadles
556 ends
51 cm wide in reed
16/2 linen warp

(Finer warp options: 20/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

checkerboard block

8 shafts
8 treadles
532 ends
44 cm wide in reed
20/2 linen warp

(More warp options: 16/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

checkerboard twill

8 shafts
8 treadles
729 ends
66 cm wide in reed
16/2 linen warp

(Finer warp options: 20/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

plain weave lace

2 shafts
2 treadles
434 ends
47 cm wide in reed
6/1 linen warp

(Finer warp options: 8/1, 12/1, 16/1, &c. The width would change.)

satin square

10 shafts
10 treadles
800 ends
53 cm wide in reed
28/2 linen warp

(Easier: 16/2 warp. The width would change.)

Sätergläntan twill

8 shafts
8 treadles
453 ends
38 cm wide in reed
16/2 linen warp

(Finer: 28/2 warp. The width would change.)

10-shaft twill

10 shafts
10 treadles
273 ends [or] 431 ends
40 cm wide [or] 39 cm wide
8/2 linen warp [or] 16/2 linen warp

(Finer: 28/2 warp. The width would change.)

golden blocks

10 shafts
10 treadles
656 ends
36 cm wide in reed
16/1 linen warp

(Easier: 16/2 or 28/2 warp would be wider.)

diamond twill

8 shafts
8 treadles
453 ends
38 cm wide in reed
16/2 linen warp

(Finer: 28/2 warp. The width would change.)

ruby squares

10 shafts
10 treadles
755 ends
36 cm wide in reed
16/1 linen warp

(Easier: 16/2 or 28/2 warp would be wider.)

square lace

8 shafts
8 treadles
371 ends
37 cm wide in reed
12/1 linen warp

(Easier: 16/2, 20/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

diamond lace

8 shafts
8 treadles
375 ends [or] 625 ends
31 cm wide [or] 35 cm wide
12/1 linen warp [or] 28/1 linen warp

(Easier: 16/2, 20/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

krus och rand Daldräll

4 shafts
4 treadles
328 ends
30 cm wide in reed
12/1 linen warp

(Easier: 16/2, 20/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

Leksand krus Daldräll

4 shafts
4 treadles
660 ends
37 cm wide in reed
20/1 linen warp

(Easier: 16/2, 20/2, 28/2, 35/2. The width would change.)

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back to basics #1

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basics #1 setting

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back to basics #2

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basics #2 setting

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checkboard block

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checkboard block setting

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checkboard twill

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checkboard twill setting

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plain weave lace

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plain weave lace setting

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satin square

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satin square setting

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Sätergläntan twill

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Sätergläntan twill setting

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10-shaft twill

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10-shaft twill setting

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golden blocks

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golden blocks setting

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diamond twill

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diamond twill setting

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ruby squares

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ruby squares setting

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square lace

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square lace setting

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diamond lace

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diamond lace setting

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krus och rand Daldräll

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krus och rand setting

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Leksand krus Daldräll

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Leksand krus setting

Guidelines to choosing your linen warp

Easier: 2-ply warps

Recommended for Vävstuga Favorites sessions, where time is limited. Returning Vävstuga Basics students who feel intimidated by linen would do well to choose a 16/2 linen warp, as it would offer a good review. If you are ready to take things a step further, using a finer plied linen warp is a good second step.

More challenging: single-ply warps

If you have had considerable experience with plied linen warps and want to expand your skills, we welcome you to explore the possibilities of our single-ply linens. Our 6/1 and 8/1 total linen are a safe choice for either Vävstuga Favorites or Farmhouse Projects, but our finer and very beautiful single-ply linens should be limited to our Farmhouse Projects sessions, where the location provides more humidity and the timing is more flexible.

Warp length

These default warp lengths are what we will prepare for you unless you specify something different.

yarnlength
16/2 linen, up to 400 ends6 meter warp
16/2 linen, over 400 ends3 meter warp
20/2, 28/2, or 35/2 linen3 meter warp
8/1 or 6/1 tow linen, up to 400 ends6 meter warp
8/1 or 6/1 tow linen, over 400 ends3 meter warp
12/1, 16/2, 20/1, or 28/1 linen3 meter warp

Taking your remainder warp home (maybe)

If you have plied linen warp left over at the end of your session, we can chain it off to send it home with you. We will probably not attempt to chain off a single-ply linen warp for you to take home, as it would wear out the threads and compromise your continued weaving experience.

Time left over in your session?

Use one of our warp mills and select from our vast array of colors to wind a warp you'll enjoy at home.