May 2016

Väv Immersion Exhibition & Barn Benefit Festival – June 4, 2016

You are invited! Noon until the wee hours! 80 Bassett Road, Shelburne Falls, MA

becky-john-wedding_333-m As Väv Immersion 2016 draws to a close, our final celebration will be our annual Barn Benefit Festival. Come enjoy an afternoon and evening packed with joyful experiences. – See what our Väv Immersion students have accomplished – Spin with Donka as she learned from her Bulgarian grandmother – potluck supper – sing along – mini-concert of music from the Balkans – live music and dancing and snacks into the night – camp-out and join us for breakfast on Sunday

The Barn Benefit is sponsored by Fabric of Life non-profit. Your donations are gratefully accepted and much appreciated!

Spend quality time with family members at our Summer Weaving Workshop – July 11-15th

A wonderful multi-generational weaving week, with natural dyeing & drawloom weaving! An opportunity for a parent/grandparent & child to enjoy/learn weaving at the Farm House Studio.

Our week of weaving in the barn is an unprecedented opportunity for youngsters, teens & adults alike. In this mixed age group setting, we will dress a loom together, and weave on a variety of beautiful & colorful warps including a draw loom or two and a reproduction Viking era loom! Julie Parsons will join us this year with the added enjoyment of using natural dyes fresh from our garden, Emily Gwynn will teach spinning on drop spindle, and Lisa Hill will bring her sewing machines and coach our participants in making little bags and other items out of their very own handwoven fabrics.

June 14-17 Farm House Treasures Projects still available

Shawl in Monksbelt in warp & weft
Shawl in Monksbelt in warp & weft
Double Krokbragd rug
Double Krokbragd rug

A few spaces are left in Swedish Classics and Nordic Classics!

Nordic Classics
Nordic Classics
Swedish Classics
Swedish Classics

Join us for these late summer/early fall classes!

Swedish Classics 8/15-8/19 and 8/29-9/2

Nordic Classics 9/26-9/30 and 10/3-10/7


Rep Variations Class

This has been a great week for students exploring the many variations of Rep weaving! IMG_1829-1 IMG_1827-2IMG_1812-3

Drawloom Basics and Drawloom & Linen Treasures

Such beautiful wovens were created during these recent Drawloom classes!
Lisa's Pie Crust tablecloth
Lisa’s Pie Crust tablecloth
Mary Alice’s Cup
Julie’s Rooster
Shaft Draw Projects!

We are delighted to share what others have posted about recent Vävstuga activities! Check out these blogs for more photos and enjoyment!

Becky’s presentation to the New York Guild of Handweavers in New York City was posted on their website and in this blog. A recent Basics student wrote this wonderful blog post about her experience at Vävstuga. Thanks Kerry! And, of course, Tammy’s ongoing blog presenting the Väv Immersion experience in beautiful detail! Happy reading! Happy weaving! We look forward to seeing you at a class, during library hours (1st Friday of each month 2-5pm – next one is June 3rd), or during a store visit (Tues-Fri 9am-3pm). Find us on our Facebook page and Ravelry group!  
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