V ä v a! V e v e! weaving cloth one thread at a time

Monday, February 2, 2015

Tea Towels at Summer Studio

I have spent the last month at Summer Studio, weaving on my smaller 48" AVL due to an equipment failure and subsequent need for ordering a part that was not available for about 3 weeks.  No problem!  I love it there and get quite a bit of work done, while enjoying the solitude and warm crackling fires in the fireplace.  I had a few tablerunner orders to complete, and an overdue payback of some towels to a jewelry artist friend of mine in North Carolina.  Laurel's Bench  We have a strong affection for each other's work and while I keep her buried in linen, I just can't have too much of Laurel's jewelry!  She LOVES color in her linens, so I wove a couple of towels for her after I was done with the tablerunner orders.  These Tea Towels still need hems and wet-finishing, which will have them looking all GLAM for Laurel!  I had some fun putting my color theory studies to work! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

This weekend you can find Väva! Veve! at The American Swedish Institute where we will have a booth in the Julmarknad Handcraft Fair!  We would love to see you there!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sent a linen package to a friend of mine

Instagram photo of väva! veve! package when Branda Crow received it upon its arrival at Our FoodShed in Portland, Oregon.
 Brenda says, "Gorgeously wrapped gift from Vava Veve! Even a card adorned w/ her handwoven textiles. Wow."

 Instagram photo of väva! veve! Hand and Spa Towels sent to Brenda Crow at http://www.ourfoodshed.com
 Brenda says, "Oh my goodness, these kitchen linens are something special. Handwoven, from Minnesota: www.vavaveve.com" 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cottage Series I
Bath Towel  36" x 72"
Design:  Damask, One Block
Color:  Dark Neutral with Cornflower Blue stripes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Martha Stewart's American Made Awards

väva! veve! has just been informed that we have been nominated for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards!! This is so beyond cool!! Take a look at the link, Follow! And then SHARE!!!!! SHARE this news to the ends of the earth, and to the moon, and everywhere in between!! Then come back and VOTE starting September 15th!!! OMG!!  I have to go lie down!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cabin Series II Spa Towel in Pine Design, in colors Slate, with Violet accent band.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Seeing things anew.

When we take pictures we are usually recording something for a memory. But taking pictures can also open one's eyes to a fresh view. I have things coming into my studio here and there all the time, and the things that were there before get pushed further back in my attention. The excitement of something new overtakes the old and my eyes tend to not see what is right there in front of me. So today, I took my camera and looked . . . really looked at all the color, fantasy, and detail in my studio.  It was fun to see things with a fresh eye.