Due to overflow from our winter classes, we have added a Vävstuga Basics class to the schedule April 14-18. We do still have some openings that week, so let us know if you are interested, and tell your friends.
One more scheduling change: Our fall Weavers Choice class will be moving to the week of October 20-24.
Vävstuga will host some special workshops during the summer months of June and July. In the planning stages are a day-long course to make a small Swedish style birch bark woven basket, a two-day Latvian mittens class using our wonderful wool yarns, and a woven backpack basket class. We will send more information as plans progress. Do let us know if any of these interest you, as these workshops will accommodate only a small number of students.
My friend Gisela Von Weisz is offering a very interesting class in Sweden next summer. I wish I could go, but maybe some of you can instead!
|5-day workshop in Sweden, June 2009|
What: 5-day workshop in Shaftswitching with Gisela von Weisz.
When: June 8-12, 2009
Equipment: There are 7 countermarch looms, 8 other looms and a few other small looms. A lot of different yarns are for sale; if you choose to use rags, you will have to bring your own.
Projects: Samples for carpets, upholstery, tablecloth, and clothing. All warps will be wound, but not beamed, threaded, etc.
Techniques: Weft-faced compound tabby (taqueté), weft-faced compound twill (samit), and if there is time, liseré. (Corduroy is a liseré).
Class size: Minimum 12 participants, maximum 14.
Costs: Room prices are per person per day. All include full board: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks morning and afternoon, and an evening sandwich. Prices below are for summer 2008 at current exchange rates; next year’s costs will be decided in August 2008.
The school has a bus that can take us on excursions at an extra cost. The bus will fetch you at the ferry or airport. We can stay 1 or 2 extra nights afterward for sightseeing. Gotland has a lot to offer, interesting craftspeople and a beautiful city, Visby, and interesting nature.
For more information: Gisela von Weisz, firstname.lastname@example.org