Monday, October 22, 2012

Drawloom Weavings at VavStuga

This post is of photos of drawloom or double harness weavings, all but two taken during the Sept. 17-21, 2012 Drawloom Basics class I attended at VavStuga.  These photos are posted here with the knowledge and permission of VavStuga, and my thanks to them for sharing these and so many more examples with their students, and allowing me to share a few of them here.


Opphamta weaving.


Shaft draw weaving.


Shaft draw blanket.


Shaft draw blanket.


Single unit weaving.


Smalandsvav coverlet with sheepskin backing, woven by Becky Ashenden.



Becky's coverlet, larger view (photo taken Nov. 2011).

Smalandsvav coverlet, by Susan Z. Conover, quilted, with handwoven band trim.



Susan's coverlet, prior to finishing, with reverse side shown on the right.  (Photo taken Nov. 2011)


Smalandsvav coverlet by VavStuga apprentice Terry Slagel, Sept. 2012.


Smalandsvav weaving.

Smalandsvav weaving.

Smalandsvav weaving.


Smalandsvav weaving.

We were shown so many other examples of double harness weavings, and I wish I had photos of all of them.  (Any errors in identifying the types of weaving shown here are mine.)  So, now it's time to learn more and begin weaving my own.

3 comments:

MadCityMike said...

Beautiful pieces! It is no wonder you wish to attend the workshops as many times as possible. ;) So much to learn and take in.....

MadCityMike said...

Beautiful pieces! It is no wonder you wish to attend the workshops as many times as possible. ;) So much to learn and take in.....

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

Each any every one of hand woven textiles are wonderful! They all take my breath away. Thanks so much for sharing.