Väv Immersion

An 8-week weaving intensive

co-sponsored by Fabric of Life & Vävstuga Weaving School

Dates offered 2024: Aug 26 – Oct 18

This in-depth program reinforces the historic lineage of Scandinavian hand weaving through a range of educational opportunities including: personalized instruction with master weavers, hands-on production of numerous textile projects, attendance at intimately-sized classes that focus on an extensive array of skills, and connection to Immersion alumni from past years to build out your network and for learning how to move into this field as a professional.

You will gain a deep cultural appreciation of the aesthetic and functional way of life within this tradition, and a commitment to enhancing your life and the lives of others with these skills. The knowledge gained from this experience creates a foundation for further professional opportunities such as museum work, production weaving, textile retail, and teaching. Ultimately, the preservation of the tradition, culture, and function of hand weaving for future generations is carried forward through this intensive program.

Detailed in our brochure:

  • The Program
  • The Community
  • The Culture
  • Potential Trips
  • The Cohort
  • The Staff
  • The Education
  • The Land
  • The Food
  • The Schedule
  • The Accommodations
  • The Costs
  • The Scholarships
  • Refund Policy
  • COVID Considerations
  • The Application
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“Being here has been amazing, and it will impact everything that I do as a weaver for the rest of my life.”

Our 2024 staff:

Becky AshendenMaster Weaver
Eva GaultneyProgram Support & Scandinavian Weaving Teacher
Dave DumasColor Theory
Eli Akerfeldt-HowardHistory of Swedish Weaving

Prerequisites: None

Max enrollment in 2024: 6

Location: Barn Studio and Farmhouse

Course fee in 2024: $6,500 plus the cost of materials

Materials fee: can average up to $60/week


Scholarships 2024: Thanks to the generosity of the Ddora Foundation, we are able to offer 2 full scholarships of $6,500 to individuals between ages 18–35, with preference given to applicants from historically marginalized communities, and 2 partial scholarships of $3,500 for any individual between ages 18–35. All scholarships are based on financial need and merit. Information on how to apply for a scholarship is listed on the program application.


Dates offered 2024: Aug 26 – Oct 18

Early application deadline: Jun 28, 2024

Final application deadline: Jul 26, 2024

2024 Immersion Brochure Cover
2024 Immersion Brochure
2024 Immersion Application
2024 Immersion Application
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