Vavstuga Basics – What a surprise to have not one, but two Swedish fiddlers entertain us after lunch. There was a bit of dancing and foot tapping too! And here are a few photos from this week’s Basics class…
Rölakan – We continued our designs of the rölakan with inspiration from various books. Here are a few patterns that inspire me and the books they come from. Along with the square pattern grid we have for our design. The most difficult part is keeping this project simple, as we each will create only a tiny sample!
tammy weaves – A new band on the rigid heddle and the humble beginnings of daldrall (overshot). You’ll see the tow linen table cloth warp I share with Vickie further below. And this week Celeste continued to advised me as I worked on the designs for my yardage, blanket and rölakan!
Vav Immersion – Kira’s rosepath and Kate’s yardage.
Out in the barn… most of the larger looms are out in the barn and with the spring weather, we are working in the barn to dress looms for our personal blankets and yardage, and our tow linen tablecloths and the rölakan tapestry weaving.
Kira threading the tow linen warp she shares with Kay, Elizabeth’s blanket warp, and Vickie with the two linen warp she and I share.
Rep Variations Class preview…this display of samples for the Rep Class were sitting out today at the end of Basics class – what a delight of weaving options – all from the same loom set up!
Vacation Week – we have our second week of vacation from weaving. It is bittersweet to leave projects waiting for completion while knowing we all need a good week of rest. I’m off to explore Massachusetts and hope where ever you are you have a lovely week too! And if you really miss our weaving adventures, please consider taking a peak back at some of your favorite weeks to savor and enjoy again!!! See you in a week!
p.s. Several of us used the serger just in case we find time during the vacation to do some hemming!