At our latest meeting Mardi shared her experience at Vavstuga Weaving School http://www.vavstuga.com/ . The week sounded like it was fabulous and she shared the four pieces she wove during the four and a half day class.
The first piece is a block damask with an 8 shaft broken twill. The warp and weft are both 16/2 line linen (Bockens) and the sett is 11 ends per centimeter (everything was measured in metric units.)
The next piece is a twill towel. The warp is 22/2 Cottolin (Bockens) and the weft is 8/1 tow linen. The sett is 10 ends per centimeter. The tab was woven by another student.
Mardi's third piece is a tablecloth. The warp and pattern were chosen for the students. They threaded the heddles and reed. The warp is Bockens 8/2 cotton and the weft is Bockens 22/2 Cottolin. The sett is 9 ends per centimeter.
The last piece is a blanket. This was woven out of "Tuna" which is a size ("worsted weight") Swedish yarn. It is a simple twill woven with two yarns together in the weft. The warp colors and pattern were chosen for the students and they got to choose the weft color(s). Mardi used a burgundy red and a red orange. The sett is 6 ends per centimeter.
These textiles were really lovely. It was amazing to see how much Mardi was able to accomplish in such a short time frame. Sounds like a fun place to check out.