Blanket in a Week

Weave an entire colorful and scrumptious blanket in one week

Instructor: Becky Ashenden

Dates offered 2020: Jan 20–24, Jun 8–12 (covid-19 cancelation)

Concurrent with One-Day Wonders (Tue–Fri) and Vävstuga Favorites.

No need to plan anything ahead for this project. Choose your colors here, and design as you wind the blanket on the mill. This process frees you up to use lots of colors and stripes with no need for math! The basket weave structure keeps your time for threading and weaving to a minimum and produces a thick and luxurious blanket everyone will want to wrap themselves up in.

Choose a width

100 cm
= 500 ends on 250 heddles

120 cm
= 600 ends on 300 heddles

150 cm
= 750 ends on 375 heddles

Simple as 1-2-3

  1. Choose your colors here
  2. Design on the mill (we will show you how!)
  3. Set up the loom & weave
Blanket in a Week course

start with colorful yarns

Blanket in a Week course

wind your warp

Blanket in a Week course

finished blanket

Blanket in a Week course

blanket close-up

Location: Water Street Studio

Prerequisites: none

Max enrollment: 1–3 (depending on blanket width and loom availability)

Course fee: $650 (includes all instruction and studio time, lunch Mon–Fri, dinner Thu)

Materials fee: $95

Room & board: $450 (includes lodging Sun–Thu evenings, breakfast Mon–Fri, dinner Mon–Wed)

For more detail: See also costs & logistics, food & accommodations

Days offered: Five-day session, Mon–Fri

Schedule: Studio open 8:30–6:00. Mon–Tue instruction time 9:00–noon and 2:00–5:00, Wed–Fri project assistance as needed. Exceptions: on the last day, instruction ends at noon, and checkout must be completed by 3:00.