Book Nook revisited
We welcome any weavers into this session — four teachers at your beck and call
Our special Book Nook week has some important changes for you to know about. Simultaneous with our Drawloom ABC class taught by Amy Blair, Book Nook will also benefit from Amy’s inspirational drawloom expertise. Amy will be on hand to assist students with a very simple drawloom to see what it is all about. Jenna Smith joins us for the week, bringing her sewing machine to make fabulous bags, pillows, and book covers out of your beautiful handwoven materials.
We have decided to dress all of the looms ahead of time to give everybody more time to weave—and since we will not be doing any loom dressing during the week, we have removed the Basics prerequisite, and simply ask that you have moderate weaving experience.
Be sure to watch our little video to learn more about this class.
Upcoming Palmgren party
These last few weeks we’ve all been very busy getting ready for our Palmgren Party class coming up at the end of April. This is a great class for seasoned weavers, and will present a great variety of projects from Sigrid Palmgren’s classic text. There are still 2 spaces in this class!
2024 class openings
Thanks to all who have registered for our 2024 Vävstuga Weaving Classes. We do still have a few openings in the following sessions:
Special loom discount offer
Students taking a class at Vävstuga may take 20% off any loom purchased within 2 weeks of the class.
Limited edition Green Mountain Spinnery blanket warp
This warp-to-go blanket is a limited-run design featuring wool gathered from local farmers and spun at the Green Mountain Spinnery in Putney, VT. Inspired by one of Lisa Hill’s deflected double weave designs, Becky designed this blanket that features 3 different weave structures: double deflected weave, twill, and basket weave. With their fascinating texture, these warm and cuddly lap blankets are real winners. First come, first served; we will continue to offer these warps until we run out of this yarn. Find the order info PDF here.
Inspiring new towel warps
Over the Rainbow towels
This colorful new Over the Rainbow towels warp-to-go is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Mary Beebee was a Vävstuga apprentice in 2012, and she was a delight to have on board. She and Becky developed this towel for our Basics alumni as Mary’s special project. It is an adaptation of the very same towel design that Becky wove at Sätergläntan in January of 1981, the first project there that she set up all on her own. Many of our Basics students have enjoyed this classic towel over the years, and now you can enjoy it as well. Choose from our 14 colorways of Mary’s towels, or invent your own.
Meet Mary in person as she describes our Padded bench with tilt adjustment from AK:s Snickeri in Sweden.
Just for fun
- How the Little Mole Got His Trousers — charming vintage Czech cartoon from 1957. A mole wants pants, so he grows and processes flax into fabric.
- Iceland sheep roundup — short and sweet
- The textiles in the Oseberg ship — illustrated article about a precursor to the Bayeux Tapestry
- Tubular loom — a product for making cylindrical or flat tapestries
- Kongero — article about a Swedish Folk’appella quartet