Weaving Work

This July I spent a week in Shelburne Falls MA at Vavstuga Swedish Weaving School. Often I think of warping the loom as work, but at Vavstuga it was a joy. Becky had us warp all the looms together. We were able to chat, take turns, and help each other. It was really pleasant!  And that is usually the last word that comes to mind when I think of warping a loom. This usually arduous and monotonous task was transformed into a relaxing social hour. For me this was a great lesson in how community can really add to the artistic process. I hope to never warp a loom alone again!