Daylight Saving Time began this past Sunday. With an extra hour of daylight at the end of our work day we are able to take longer walks and observe the migration of birds. Spring isn’t far around the corner now!The big news at Vävstuga is that our long-awaited book has arrived! It’s entitled Dress Your Loom the Vävstuga Way: A bench-side photo guide, by Becky Ashenden. This book consists of 135 pages of beautiful photography and captions. It is as though Becky is standing next to you in your home giving step by step instructions on how to:
- wind your warp
- prepare the loom for beaming
- prepare the warp for beaming
- beam the warp using a trapeze
- thread and sley
- tie on to the front of the loom
- tie up for counterbalance or countermarch
The book measures 8.5″ x 5.5″ and is spiral bound to lie flat on your bench for easy viewing. We affectionately call this little gem the “Flippy,” since its binding lets you flip easily from page to page. The price is $24 plus shipping and tax where applicable.
January and February’s statistics for warps wound: 78,557 meters of warp wound in 8/2 and 16/2 cottons, 22/2 cottolin and Tuna wool. That equates to 85,911 yards or 49 miles.