(2023) Rep Rally

Enjoy festive camaraderie, delve into your own personal project

Instructors: Becky Ashenden & Eva Gaultney

Dates offered 2023: Jul 24–28

Check our Calendar if you’re curious about other classes held concurrently.

Rep weave decorates many Swedish homes in the form of runners, placemats, and rugs. Its warp-faced feature gives it a bold and crisp appearance. Based on the plain weave structure, the techniques are varied and plentiful. Choose your main project from our plentiful assortment of weaving levels from 2 to 10 treadles. Three extra projects expand your knowledge and experience.


On your own loom:

  • You choose your warp

Share looms:

  • Variations on 4 shafts
  • Sparse & dense
  • Straw baking mat

Choose your warp here:

Theory & drafting

  • Warp-faced
  • Open rep
  • Counterbalance vs. countermarch
  • Multiple blocks
  • Profile drafts


  • Paper strips
  • Cut & glue
  • Wrappings
  • Colored pencils
  • Color profiles

Materials & setts

  • 8/2 cotton
  • 16/2 cotton
  • Cottolin
  • String yarn
  • Rags
  • Straw

More details

Monday everyone will settle in at their own loom and start threading heddles.

Tuesday morning could be weaving time, depending on the size and scope of your chosen project.

Wednesday we will start rotating to the extra warps, which will be set up ahead of time.

Daily classroom sessions will build on each other through the week, providing a thorough exposure to many examples, techniques, materials, and designs.

Rep Rally project

bumblebee, side A

Rep Rally project

bumblebee, side B

Rep Rally project

2 blocks – 2 treadles

Rep Rally project

planets – 8 shafts/treadles

Rep Rally project

4 shafts/blocks/treadles

Rep Rally project

4 shafts/blocks/treadles

Rep Rally project

4 blocks – 8 shafts/treadles

Rep Rally project

6 blocks – 6 shafts/treadles

Rep Rally project

dragonflies – 10 shafts

Rep Rally project

4 blocks – 4 shafts/treadles

Prerequisites: Vävstuga Basics (Why does everyone need Basics?)

Max enrollment: 6

Course fee: $950 (includes all instruction and studio time, course handouts, lunch Mon–Fri, dinner Thu)

Materials fee: $75

Days offered: Five-day session, Monday–Friday

Schedule: Instruction time 9:00–noon and 1:30–4:00. Exceptions: on the last day, instruction ends at noon, and checkout must be completed by 3:00. Once a session begins, the Barn studio is available at all hours.

Scroll to Top