February 2018

New Books!

We have two lovely little books on our web store that we are excited to offer! Väv på Fyra Skaft!  (Weave on 4 Shafts!) This darling little book will open your eyes to many lovely, fresh possibilities that require only 4 shafts, with 2, 4 or 6 treadles. Structures include plain weave, M’s and O’s, waffle weave, twill, halvdräll, log cabin, rosepath, float weaves and more. There is plenty of emphasis on stripes and checks, as well as color effects, to help broaden your horizons even beyond these pages for balanced weaves, or warp effect or weft effect projects. All of the designs are pleasing and colorfully portrayed in a full page, close up photograph of each fabric. All fabrics use various combinations of cotton, linen and wool. In Swedish.
  Broderier Från 50- och 60-Talen (Embroideries from the ’50s and ’60s) Even though we do not usually carry embroidery books, this one was so adorable we simply couldn’t resist. This is the book for those who love the colorful embroidery that was so popular in the ’50s and ’60s! During this period many of the leading textile artists worked closely with Östergötland County Hemslöjdsförening (Handcraft Association). In the book there are ten descriptions of original embroidery and inspirational images of further examples of the patterns created during this great era of embroidery. Silver roses by Elsa Agelii, the grasshopper in blue and green shades by Ingrid Dessau, and Birgitta Werner-Johansson’s brilliantly crafted gemstone series are some of the embroideries shown with pictures and patterns. Writer Ann-Sofie Svansbo has found new uses for some of the embroideries with careful hand and a great sense of style. The department head of the collections at Östergötland’s museum, Anna Lindqvist, tells about the artists who worked during this time period. In Swedish.  


After 4 years we are raising our yarn prices effective March 1st.  

Barn Benefit Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018

Excitement is building for the annual Fabric of Life fundraising party this spring. If you are interested in being a volunteer at this great event, please let us know. Festivities run from 1:00pm to the wee hours at 80 Bassett Road in Shelburne, MA This year the celebration includes: Traditional Craftsmanship, Agriculture and Music featuring: Fabric of Life boutique – selling weaving tools, books and other wonderful items. A tasting party of locally produced food and drink. Hands-on activities for all ages including Weaving, Spinning, Embroidery, Blacksmithing, Timber framing, and the list grows daily. Concert and dance performances, including Contra dancing and Balkan dancing through the night, plus a Balkan sing-along and ukulele workshop.       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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