Teaching is our greatest passion at Vävstuga. Get the best possible instruction with dependable tools, sound techniques, and stellar instruction. We are excited to welcome students to our beautiful, rural farm house location in western MA.
Our founder and teacher, Becky Ashenden, was introduced to the wealth of the Swedish textile world in 1981 when she attended the Sätergläntan Institutet för Slöjd och Hantverk, a school renowned for weaving and other traditional crafts in Sweden since 1922. This 6-month program gave her the motivation to pursue weaving as a life passion as well as a career. She has been sharing her expertise with students for over 35 years.
In addition to our popular classes, we offer yarns, books, weaving tools and equipment in our retail and web stores.
Our high quality Swedish yarns from Bockens and Borgs, include wool, cotton, linen, and cottolin, all in delicious colors. Our useful and fun color design tool we call “Yarn in a Jar” is available for all our yarns so you can choose your colors at home.
Our “Warps-to-Go” weaving kits include towels, blankets, coverlets, bands, curtains, bath sets, and rep placemats, as well as double weave towels and placemats designed by weaver extraordinaire Lisa Hill. Choose from a wide array of our color designs or substitute your own color choices.
We also feature favorite and hard-to-find weaving books from Scandinavian and American authors. Becky has translated and republished several important Swedish books here at Vävstuga Press and has created instructional videos available on our “Virtual Classroom”, our store web page or for purchase via Vimeo.
We are a dealer for Glimåkra and Öxabäck floor looms and our own Vävstuga band loom. We carry all types of weaving equipment and tools, many made at our own Vävstuga Tools wood shop.
Join us at Vävstuga for a class or store appointment, or visit our web store at www.vavstuga.com. Follow us on Facebook/Vavstuga, or at Instagram.com/vavstugaweaving/. Sign up to receive our newsletter to learn about new products, new books, our bi-annual yarn sales in May and November, and all the wonderful things happening at the farm studios.