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For alumni of our Vävstuga Basics class

Tablecloth from Norrbotten

 2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

tablecloth from Norrbotten

Weave: Daldräll (overshot)
Warp: 16/2 cotton, gold
Weft: 16/1 linen & tow linen or cottolin
Width: 131 cm
Price: $75 per day + $75/meter (materials included)

Laura’s Norbotten tablecloth

Barbara’s Norbotton tablecloth

This tablecloth from Norrbotten in daldräll (overshot) uses a popular threading draft that can be woven in many ways.” . In fact if you look carefully at our “Barbro’s daldräll” below you will notice that the threading is almost identical! It’s the use of color that makes the amazing difference. Choose any weft color you please to weave on the gold warp, or reproduce the colors in the original. At 131 cm wide and not a super tight sett, a nice large tablecloth can be made, without overtaxing your back and arms.

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Halvkrabba Runner

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Weave: Halvkrabba
Warp: 16/3 line linen, unbleached
Weft: Fårö 6/1 wool
Width: 52 cm
Price: $75 per day + $30/meter (materials included)

This runner in halvkrabba is soooo much fun to weave — it’s like a good book that you can’t put down. These time-honored patterns magically appear on the underside of your work as you stuff your butterfly shuttles into the treadled sheds. Halvkrabba is one of the easier pick-up weaves and is therefore a satisfying technique if pick-up is new to you.

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NEW!

Shawl in Monksbelt in warp and weft 

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Shawl in Monksbelt in warp and weft

Weave: Monksbelt in warp and weft
Warp: 20/2 Mora Wool
Weft: 20/2 Mora Wool
Width: 70 cm
Price: $75 per day + $43/meter (materials included)

My sample shawl that I wove nearly 8 years ago attracts more attention with our students than almost any other piece. The colors are pleasing, and the Mora wool is soft, lustrous, and has a silky hand. The weave structure features monksbelt in warp and weft, which is an intriguing and mysterious technique to learn. Small stripes in plain weave top the whole experience in this six shaft delight.

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Stjerne Coverlet

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16


Stjerne overshot coverlet

Cindy’s design

Weave: Daldräll (overshot)
Warp: 16/2 cotton, black
Weft: Fårö 6/1 wool & 16/1 linen
Width: 107 cm
Price: $75 per day + $70/meter (materials included)

Back by popular demand in 2015! We don’t usually repeat a project, but this one is so popular that we are making an exception. The original inspiration for this piece is a Norwegian coverlet traditionally mounted on a sheepskin backing, but it could just as easily be woven into a beautiful table covering, or yardage for just about anything you can imagine. Adding a beautiful handwoven band as trimming to the edge of the coverlet is very snazzy, and increases the size of your piece.

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Jämtlandsdräll Tablecloth

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Lisa’s beautiful tablecloth

Weave: Jämtlandsdräll
Warp: 30/2 cotton, unbleached
Weft: 22/2 cottolin & 30/2 cotton
Width: 133 cm
Price: $75 per day + $84/meter (materials included)

Weave it with 3 colors

This intricate and beautiful tablecloth, woven with only four shafts and six treadles, is surprisingly easy to weave. This Jämtlandsdräll pattern uses only three blocks, which allows for the isolated motifs which make the design so pleasing. This gem is found in one of our many antique Swedish weaving books from our library.

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Cheerful Rep Rug

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Weave: Rep
Warp: 16/2 cotton
Weft: Maxi String yarn & 16/2 cotton
Width: 74 cm
Price: $75 per day + $116/meter (materials included)

Our cheerful rep rug is a joy to weave with its 6 shafts and treadles. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a rep rug even if you have never made one before. Just think, we have already threaded all 2,656 warp threads for you.

Laura’s block variation

Mary – a happy camper

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Nordmaling Daldräll Tablecloth (overshot)

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

weaving underway

Weave: Daldräll (overshot)
Warp: 16/2 cotton
Weft: 6/2 tow linen & 16/1 linen
Width: 118 cm
Price: $75 per day + $71/meter (materials included)

Bettes wove this with bold colors

Laura’s variation

This beautiful tablecloth in cotton and linen, on 4 shafts and 6 treadles, is taken directly out of Old Swedish Weavings from North to South by Doris Wiklund. It exquisitely combines windowpane stripes in the warp and weft with golden bleached linen overshot floats on a natural cotton ground. This piece is truly a joy to weave and to have.

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Barbro’s Daldräll (overshot)

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Gus made his prize winning tablecloth on this warp

Weave: Daldräll (overshot)
Warp: 30/2 cotton
Weft: 16/2 cotton & 30/2 cotton
Width: 80 cm
Price: $75 per day + $44/meter (materials included)

Barbro’s daldräll is an absolutely beautiful overshot tablecloth. Becky’s sample is woven entirely in cotton, giving it a very soft and lovely hand. There is no reason it could not be woven in linen if you desire. Something that sets this use of overshot apart is that one of the “tables” (square area of pattern) uses only one of the four pattern treadles while the other “table” uses the other three pattern treadles. The end result gives rather open-looking areas around the tables, which is one of the reasons this piece is so attractive.

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Double Krokbragd Rug

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Weave: Double krokbragd
Warp: 8/3 linen rug warp
Weft: 16/2 cotton & 30/2 cotton
Width: 66 cm
Price: $75 per day + $93/meter (materials included)

krokbragd close-up

 

Our Double Krokbragd rug has produced breathtaking results for each student who has taken the plunge. Since it is entirely weft faced, the use of color presents an opportunity for the artist in each one of us to come out, whether we knew it was there or not. Most weavers start in the comfort zone of copying a motif or two to gain an understanding of how the treadling creates the patterns, then it becomes easy to diverge from that and create your own endless patterns — all made with just three treadles.

Susan’s bold designs

Mo’s gentle color ways

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Rya and Flossa

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Weave: Rya & Flossa
Warp: 8/3 rug linen
Weft: Åsborya wool & Mattgarn
Width: 20cm, 30cm, 40cm (you specify warp width & length)
Price: $75 per day + $30 to set up warp + materials by weight

 

Weaving Rya or Flossa (longer sparser pile, shorter denser pile) rugs is a time-consuming and extremely engaging and FUN process. The experience is entirely different from throwing a shuttle, but it definitely has its own rhythm and is very satisfying. It is an opportunity to “paint” with the yarns, blending colors to create every nuance imaginable. Pattern choice is of course overwhelming, because it can be absolutely anything. We have incredible resources in our library that Becky can direct you to, which can be very helpful for planning your project. There is no need to work this out ahead of time, it can all be done here and is considered part of the entire process.     (See our YouTube movie about this project)

Barbara’s sheep

Dee’s pink polka dots

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Skillbragd Coverlet

2016 Tues-Wed/Thur-Fri:
Jan 26-29, June 14-17, July 12-15, July 26-29, Dec 6-9, Dec 13-16

Weave: Skillbragd
Warp: 30/2 cotton, natural
Weft: Fårö 6/1 wool
Width: 115 cm
Price: $75 per day + $120/meter (materials included)

This absolutely beautiful piece of traditional Norwegian skillbragd (smålandsväv in Swedish) is inspired by a sheepskin coverlet from Kvam, featured in the book Om fellen kunne fortelle. The threads are fine and the end product is a substantial heirloom quality piece. Some of the pattern areas in the original are woven on opposites, which makes for very dense and rich coloration. The endless pattern and color possibilities will ensure that your masterpiece is unique.

Francine’s incredible colors

Susan’s subtle tones

Intricate details by Bettes

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