June 2017

This has been an outstandingly busy spring at all 3 of our classrooms – Water Street, the Farm House, and the Barn studio!

Weave for the Swedish Kitchen in May

A feast of color and joy describes our Kitchens class this year! Our industrious group chose beautiful colors for their own warps and wove placemats, runners, napkins, aprons, towels and other tantalizing tidbits. 5 beautiful aprons materialized under Lisa Hill’s cheerful tutelage in our sewing corner. IMG_0143IMG_0163-1IMG_0170          

Swedish Rag Rugs & Bands in the Barn

What a fun group of rag rug weavers came to class – many from the same spinning guild!  On Wednesday morning, as their beautiful rugs were being finished and fringed, we started our Bands in the Barn class. The overlap kept Becky jumping, but what a wonderful, and large group, shared lunch that day! The band weavers were industrious and as enthusiastic as the rag rug weavers had been. With nearly 30 different little projects to choose from on rigid heddle back strap looms, band looms, and floor looms, they were able to work on as many different techniques as possible. IMG_2159nsmail-33nsmail-34      

Drawloom and Vävstuga Treasures

Toni and Bettes wove some incredible tablecloth linens at our Farmhouse Drawloom studio during our Swedish Kitchens class and Brangwyn and Gail were busy at the Farmhouse during our Bands in the Barn class.   IMG_2033 IMG_2013nsmail-36nsmail-39




Tonya’s amazing alphabet

IMG_2269   A is for amazing, B is for brilliant, C is for creative… all the way to Z is for zippy! Tonya’s latest endeavor is an animal alphabet woven on a single unit drawloom. Can you figure out the correct name of each critter? Some of them are tricky!      

Barn Benefit Festival

The semicircle of looms, spinning wheels and a cauldron dye bath was a magical entrance to an afternoon full of fiber, music, food and fulfillment. IMG_2094 Our weaving sale was a smashing success,raising funds for the Fabric of Life 501(C)3,and folks who came got terrific deals. As our program for this annual festival continues to expand, we encourage you to keep it in mind for next year. IMG_2126IMG_2134IMG_2124  

Used Lilla 60cm loom for sale

Lilla looms-oxabackWe are offering a 60cm Lilla loom, used only once and in like-new condition, at a sale price of $1980. The Öxabäck Lilla is a high-quality, sturdy, 8-shaft loom with a vertical countermarch and a space-saving footprint! A reed for the loom and regular texsolv heddles can be purchased for 10% off their regular price.    

A few spaces left in the Linen: From Seed to Cloth class, August 21-25

Join Becky as she teaches the entire invigorating process of growing flax, making yarn, and weaving it into cloth at our bucolic Farm House setting! linen-studiowheels  linen-beckylinen-seedremoval011  

The 2017 Väv Immersion Program is full!

We will be immersed with 8 industrious weavers from September – December 2017! We will announce our 2018 class schedule by the end of the summer! Hope to see you here for the Linens class in August or in 2018! Join us at Vävstuga for a great class, visit our store (Tues–Fri 9–3) or our web store any time, and check out our Facebook page and Ravelry group.  
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