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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)

img_6423Weave: 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 now have this exciting warp up and running, and here is the first tablecloth almost halfway done. The middle has a pointed threading on 29 pattern shafts, and there is a strip on each edge that has single unit patterning available 15 units wide. Once this tablecloth is finished, we have another design prepare to weave of cabins between trees, inspired by the photo below, which provided inspiration for the project in the first place.

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