Take on a larger project than you might try at home.
Optional additional days the following week give you more time to finish.
Instructor: Becky Ashenden, Tonya Jones
Dates offered 2020:
at Water St. Studio: Jan 20–24,
(canceled for covid-19)
at Farm Studio: Mar 3–6, Sep 1–4,
Mar 31 – Apr 3,
(canceled for covid-19)
Extra weaving week (at Farm Studio only): Choose to stay on the following week for more weaving time!
Extension dates: weeks of Mar 9, Apr 6, Jun 22, Nov 2
Single week (at Water St. Studio only): No extra weaving weeks available. See Vävstuga Favorites class page for project choices.
An opportunity to pick a larger project you might not want to tackle on your own loom at home, in a welcoming environment with others. Our studio hours are more flexible at our Farmhouse, so you are welcome to work late into the evening, or early in the morning.
Focus on one project
Week 1: Set up and weave with our staff on hand.
Week 2: Extra weaving time, no instruction. (If the week is concurrent with a class at the Water Street Studio, meals may be purchased at our day student rate.)
Becky and Tonya will be present in the studio as needed through week 1. As students settle into weaving their projects, we will make sure everyone’s needs are met. There will be no instruction during week 2.
These projects all have a little extra twist beyond simple balanced plain weave, possibly including using multiple shuttles, weaving a wider width, using multiple blocks, and/or multiple treadles.
If you are comfortable with multiple shuttles and slightly intricate designs, you are ready for these. Many of these patterns can remain simple, or become as complex as you want.
these popular projects from our Favorites session
Choosing a project
Select your project using the above photos; click on each for more details. One project per person. Our selection here includes many of our projects listed on our Vävstuga Favorites page in addition to some projects larger in scope that would require 2 weeks to complete. If you prefer to choose a project on our Favorites page that you don’t see listed here, that is possible as well.
Choosing warp length
We offer 3, 6, 9, and 12 meter warp lengths.
We have posted a suggested warp length for each project for our average weaver. If you usually want more time, choose a shorter length; if you are a speedy weaver, pick a longer length. Unfinished warp lengths will be cut off and chained for you to take home and continue weaving on your own loom. If you finish your project early, you will have the opportunity to use one of our warp mills to wind a warp or more to take home, first come first served.
Clicking on any project photo will provide a popup with details for that project. Check to see which warp yarn your project has, then use our Yarn Playground to explore your color choices.
Choosing warp colors
Plan A: keep it simple
Use the same colors as in the original piece — just let us know 3 weeks before class.
Plan B: for single color warps
Look in our web store for the color name and number for the yarn in your project and let us know your choice 3 weeks before class.
Plan C: changing multiple colors
For warps with multiple colors, ask us for a list of the original colors in the picture to assist you when making color changes. Let us know your choices 3 weeks before class.