Teaching is our greatest passion at Vävstuga. Get the best possible instruction with dependable tools, sound techniques, and stellar instruction.
Each class is structured to maximize the benefits of both group and individual instruction.
Becky Ashenden, our founder and principal instructor, has been teaching weaving since 1993 after 13 years as a production weaver. Becky emphasizes Swedish techniques because of her extensive study in Sweden throughout the years. Swedes have a long and valued history of weaving; the streamlined approach and the flexibility of the looms and patterns are hard to match. Each student leaves Vävstuga with fresh inspiration and greater ability.
Eva Gaultney, our additional instructor, attended our Väv Immersion program in 2019, expanding her knowledge of Swedish weaving and techniques. She then returned to Vävstuga as Becky’s teaching apprentice, and is now an integral part of our teaching staff.
Special guest teachers from near and far round out our offerings. Wendy Jensen returns with her popular Basket Weaving workshop. In 2023 we are especially excited about bringing special guests Monica Hallén from Sweden (Open Rep with Rags and Rag Rug Techniques) and Andreas Möller from Germany (Flying8 with Andreas Möller).
Talented studio assistants Tonya Jones and Barbara Blumenthal are happy to work with students in all of our classes. Sara Jeanne Burke joins us as an assistant in Monica Hallén’s rag rug classes and as staff for Swedish Kitchen. Anne Littlebird joins us as an assistant for Bandfest.
See our About page to learn more, as well as reading guest teacher bios on individual class pages.