We have had a very busy September holding classes in our open Barn and eating meals on our open screen porch. The change of the season brings brilliant colors to New England, but will also mean many of us will be spending more time inside. This means it will be a wonderful time to hunker down at your looms with some exciting new projects.
Weave with us in 2021! Just a few openings left.
Projects – October 25-29 Come join us for a Vävstuga Favorites or Farmhouse Projects week. Here’s an opportunity to whip up some wonderful Christmas presents, alongside the camaraderie of our upcoming Basics class.
Designing Awesome Warps – November 8-12 Give yourself the gift of time it takes to sit down and create weaving designs under Becky and Eva’s tutelage in our Designing Awesome Warps class, using all sorts of fun tools and materials. Becky’s multitudinous samples and tips and tricks developed over many years will help you find your own designing methods and style.
Mönster Parti – November 15-19 Mönster Parti is the is most advanced weaving class Becky offers, focusing on block weaves and their profile tie-ups. How many weave structures can be woven using the same profile draft, and how does changing the profile tie-up change the entire pattern? Come and join us to find out.
Bring Becky to your studio
In case you were not able to join us in person this summer, or miss coming to Vävstuga, or have always wanted to come here and can’t make it happen right now, a subscription to Becky’s Vävstuga Basics Class on video might be just what you need for this upcoming weaving season.
This twill pattern appears with many others in our Praktiskt Vävbok, a reprint from a lovely vintage weaving book from 1899. If you would like a Warp-to-Go for this beautiful 8 shaft shawl, we have some color selections for you to choose from, or you could make your own colorway with our Yarn-in-a-Jar designing tool. Here are a few of the 15 Mora shawl colorways that you will find among our ever-growing Warps to Go options.
How about a gorgeous Thanksgiving tablecloth?
This tablecloth is featured in this book of distinctive quilted coverlets from Östergötland in Sweden. You could weave it as a coverlet, or turn it into a tablecloth! There are many beautiful Block damask drafts presented here that you can weave on 8 shafts in two blocks of broken twill or straight twill, or you could weave these in a 10 shaft satin.
Plaid fabric yardage
Weave some beautiful cottolin yardage for fall and winter clothing. We have our first in a series of fabrics to offer you in a range of widths. You can select a warp with 4, 5, or 6 repeats of the plaid across the warp width. Here are a few of our 16 plaid fabric colorways.