Väv Immersion Class – Week One

The past three days have been textile heaven!  Becky Ashenden, weaver and instructor at Vavstuga has recreated an Immersion Weaving Class she took in Sweden 35 years ago.  Six eager students gathered this week in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts at Becky’s childhood home to study Swedish Weaving Techniques with Becky.  Together we are warping looms and designing our own kitchen towels and rag rugs. We are having a great time together!



feature photo and top 4 photos by Kay Kirk – Vav Immersion Class

15 thoughts on “Väv Immersion Class – Week One

  1. it looks lovely! so glad you’re settling in well. i feel extra lucky to have you in my neighborhood for the next few months. xox


    1. We are all feeling very fortunate to be here at the Vav Immersion Class. And it is wonderful to be in MA – the land, the stones, the mountains, the babbling brooks are all so beautiful!


      1. Hey, what a surprise. I never dreamed I would get, actually get this to work for us. thanks. the picture is beginning to fill out.


  2. Tammy, what a lovely surprise tonite. Dear heart, I am impressed by the intricacies of the loom, your spartan but charming BR. and the house in the woods. Also, I wonder what the changes have been in weaving 35 years since your teacher took the course.

    Did you cut your hair? love to you, sylvias


    1. Yes, Sylvia, it is very charming here! Changes to the loom with computers attached has taken looms into a new world. And my new look includes a haircut and new glasses for the details at the loom!


  3. what a lovely set of photos! blessings on your time there ~ it sounds like you are already having a wonderful experience – such an opportunity – hooray!


  4. Good for you! This is a well-deserved treat for you. We look forward to more updates! Samantha says hello and is playing piano almost daily!


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