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Lithuanian Opphämta (Shaft Draw Opphämta on 21 Pattern Shafts) with Monksbelt – (prerequisite: Drawloom Basics)

Dates offered 2018: Mar 27–30, May 8–11, Aug 14–17, Oct 23–26

Concurrent with Drawloom ABC and Vävstuga Favorites

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Weave: Opphämta
Warp: 16/2 cotton, unbleached
Weft: 16/2 linen & 16/1 linen
Width – 105 cm
Price: $75 per day + $78/meter (materials included)

Photo-5Inspired by Kati Meek’s book Relections from a Flaxen Past for Love of Lithuanian Weaving, we proudly offer this treat of a warp. Take this opportunity to weave a wide piece of Opphämta, with Monksbelt stripes as used in Lithuania’s breathtaking traditional costumes.

We have mostly used this fabric for tablecloths so far as pictured above.

Kati offers us a plentiful selection of beautiful 21 shaft patterns in her book to inspire your creativity. It is also a blast to make your own patterns such as Becky’s porcupines pictured here.




Damask Tablecloth – (prerequisite: Drawloom Basics)

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Weave: 5-shaft satin
Warp: 16/2 cotton, (#603, midnight)
Weft: 16/1 linen
Width – Width: 97.5 cm [120 cm Standard]
Price: $75 per day + $78/meter (materials included)

We are still setting this up with a dark blue warp and will show a sample of the possibilities as soon as we can. Pictured above is our inspiration from an old damask book and we will get as close as we can with our limit of 40 pattern shafts with combination of the single unit cords for the corner motifs. Wish us luck and check back frequently.