Tonya’s Wovens

Tonya recently celebrated the completion of six months of Apprenticeship at Vävstuga.  She is now working at Vävstuga and continuing to create and sell her amazing handwoven textiles.

When I visited Vävstuga recently, Tonya gave me a personal show of her many textiles. I was amazed at all she had woven during the summer.  It was close to midnight and after a long day of driving, thus the photo quality varies quite a bit!

Tonya’s Tulip Yardage transformed into a skirt, a reversible apron and beautiful buttons!20160901_22113220160901_22120420160901_22134520160901_221311


















This gorgeous fabric is woven in Jamtlands drall which is known as “crackle” here in the USA.  It was woven durin ghte Vävstuga Treasure’s Class.  Imagine setting the table upon this elegant cloth!






Tonya’s double weave blankets were woven in the early months of the year, but I hadn’t seen them all together.  One warp, resulted in 3 amazing blankets plus Tonya wove a lovely pillow  in shadow weave (photo does not do the pillow justice) to accompany them!


The Rep Class at  Vävstuga happened in May.  And while the Väv Immersion students were busy completing our last few weeks, Tonya was finishing off the Rep warps at the town studio weaving placemats, table runners and rugs.


And she wove tablecloths and bright colored dishtowels in a variety of weave structures, colors, sizes and designs.


And for a bit of fun…Delightful Rosepath Farm scenes, bands, more Rosepath and a yummy wool blanket.


Drawlooms – Tonya and I both fell in loved with them at Vävstuga.  She just keeps designing and weaving more amazing pieces.  These two were woven on the Shaft Draw loom that creates a repeating pattern across the fabric.


These cute Christmas Trees were on the Single Untit Drawloom during my visit.  Tonya plans to make them into something special for the holidays.   I can’t wait to see them.


The Single Unit Drawloom has become a favorite of Tonya’s  Here is her new “weaving sign” – woven of course, with several of her new designs.  Each design takes hours to create on graph paper, and then woven row by row, adjusting the loom to create these each individual pattern.




Tonya’s Wovens Open House

“Come see my handwovens on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15, between 5:30-8:30pm and on Sunday the 16th between 1-4pm. Bally Mennonite Church, 1481 Route 100, Bally, PA 19503 .  There will be light refreshments.”

Read more on Tonya’s Wovens Facebook Page

This final photo is of Tonya’s Single Unit Drawloom masterpiece – the Farm.

I hope you have the opportunity to see it in person, as the photo does not do it justice!

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