Vävstuga Autumn II

Five days of weaving, learning many new things. It’s a wonderland of sights and sounds, colors, textures, fabric, looms, tools. The people I get to enjoy this with are as much a treasure as the skills I develop. Becky Ashenden’s cheerful teaching style makes the experience fun, and she stretches us to our limits so that we leave knowing more than when we came.

Here is a small sampling of my week. I’ll show you more after I get home.

Autumn at Vavstuga, view from student quarters


Swedish curtains on the loom at Vavstuga


Rep rug on the loom at Vavstuga


Weaving 3-Shaft Ticking at Vavstuga. On the porch.


Jämtlands Drall (Crackle in the US) at Vavstuga, 133cm wide.


Autumn in Shelburne Falls, MA, Bridge of Flowers at dawn

May your stretching be enjoyable.

Vävglädje (Happy Weaving),

14 thoughts on “Vävstuga Autumn II

    1. Hi Amy,
      The curtains in this picture are from one of Becky Ashenden’s drafts in the class “More Swedish Classics” at Vavstuga Weaving School. There is a similar draft for Swedish lace by Laila Lundell in “The Big Book of Weaving,” p. 114. You can see my progress on weaving those curtains in The Surprising Thing About Color and other posts.
      Happy Weaving!

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