Author Archives: Penny Lacroix

Survey from The National Needle Arts Society

Survey from The National Needle Arts Society

Hi, folks,

This came to us through board member Judith Shangold.  If you like taking surveys and you like fiber arts, then check it out.



Calling all fiber artists! 

The fiber arts community needs your feedback.
Please take ten minutes to complete the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey at, part of a major study of U.S. knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, cross-stitchers, weavers, and spinners.

By taking this survey you will…
– Help fiber arts organizations and businesses serve you better
– Tell retailers and brands what you want
– Explore your fiber arts life
– Get the chance to win one of five $100 fiber arts store gift cards

This survey is anonymous – you will not receive marketing spam.

The results of this survey will appear in the fifth edition of the TNNA State of Specialty NeedleArts Study at The survey results will be available to non-profit fiber arts advocacy groups and TNNA members in mid-2016. TNNA is an association of hundreds of independent and family-owned fiber arts brands and retailers.

The TNNA Fiber Artist 2016 Sweepstakes Rules are at

Please take the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey today:

NVKG program

NVKG program

Thanks again to Judith for a great hands-on program on Tuesday!

I mentioned  that the Nashoba Valley Knitters’ Guild is having Linda Cortright from Wild Fibers coming to give a presentation on her recent travels in the Falklands and about the Fiber School Linda started in the Himalayas this year.  You don’t want to miss this. She is a fabulous speaker and has generously offered to find time for the guild despite her busy schedule. Guests are welcome.  A $5.00 fee applies to them.

It’s on Wednesday 6 January 2016 at 7 pm at the St. Theresa’s Church, 15 Still River Rd., in Harvard.

We’re hoping to do a joint program with the NVKG sometime next year.  We have lots of fiber in common!

Massive Yarn Sale

Massive Yarn Sale

REMINDER    from Guild Member Reba Maisel





Cones, Skeins, Assortments (a few vintage Rowan Kits), Free Patterns – all from my personal stash.

(Prices start at $2 – BARGAINS GALORE!)

cash or checks

Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th  – 10 am – 4 pm

17 East Bare Hill Road

Harvard, MA 01451

(978) 456-8797




Driveway parking will be tight – additional parking is available on Armstrong road.

Fiber demos this weekend

Fiber demos this weekend

I’m participating in 2 different events this weekend that might be of interest.

Historic Trades Day at Hartwell Tavern (part of Minuteman National Historic Park) in Lexington – I’ll be spinning in my great wheel.

Colonial Craft Day at the Old Chelmsford Garrison House – I’ll be weaving on an old barn frame loom that I rescued and revived.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Do you want to try tapestry weaving?

Do you want to try tapestry weaving?

Janet’s submission to the Faculty Exhibit at NEWS, July 2015

There is still space in Janet Austen’s Tapestry Workshop the last weekend of October. All the details can be found at this post This class sold out at NEWS, to the disappointment of many.

To sign up, send an email to Laura to hold your spot, and send a check to Laura Busky, 96 South St, Berlin MA  01503.

This class is appropriate for all weaving levels.