Join us on Tuesday evening, September 26 for our first meeting after our summer hiatus. We will be meeting at the Fiber Loft in Harvard – come to socialize and look over some selections from our library at 7 pm, the meeting starts at 7:30.
We will review NEWS and have a show and tell evening. Guild members who attended NEWS – please bring along your projects from the NEWS classes. Bring along any other show and tell too – from classes taken or weaving you have completed over the summer.
Dues: If you haven’t yet paid your dues of $25 please bring them to the September meeting.
Reminder: There is a list of library holdings on this website page – click on the library tab at the top of the page to view them. If you would like to borrow a specific book please let the librarian know and she will bring it to the meeting for you.
LeClerc 45” Tissart tapestry loom. 1970s upright loom with 2 shafts, rotating warp and cloth beams controlled by ratchets, and a movable beater with up/down action. The Tissart was called the “loom for artists” because the weaver can stand or sit in front of it and view the vertical weaving as s/he works. LeClerc no longer makes this loom, but their vertical Gobelin tapestry loom costs upward of $3000. This Tissart could use a new canvas apron, but other than that it’s intact. It comes with two reeds, one 8 per inch and one 12. $900. (H=69 ¼”, W=52 ¾”, D at base=26”)
Warping board. This frame, measuring 20 ½ “ by 37 ¼ “, with movable pegs, can be yours for $40.
Assorted weaving supplies: cards, lease sticks, belt loom, 2 rigid heddles. If you teach weaving classes or simply wish to do some 2-harness weaving yourself, you may want to consider adding these items to your stash of supplies. $75 for the lot.
Contact Susan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone want this very wide rigid heddle loom? It has a 44″ weaving width, 8, 10, and 12-dent heddles, and a folding stand. The heddles are stamped “Beka” but I suspect this is some sort of homemade Frankstein dealie. Free to new home. Contact Kathy Tappan or comment here.
The next Museum opening at the Faulkner House in Acton is set for 25June, from 3-5pm. I will not be able to make it to this demo, but am hoping that one or more of you might be able to get there. We’ve had a lot of fun doing these, they are low-key and relaxing. The “big loom” is in a state of transition, so whoever comes should plan to bring their own demo items. Small looms, spinning wheels, and drop spindles are all welcome, as are any other types of fiber demo. If interested, please email me at email@example.com for details.
I’ve got a large lining pillow 32″ X 19″ stuffed with polyester fill. You could get at least 2 normal size pillows out of it. Too large to pack for AZ. I can bring it to the potluck if anyone is interested.
This weekend is Memorial Day, and the Faulkner House in Acton will be open on Sunday, 28May, from 3-5pm. I am planning to bring over some more weft for the big loom, and probably finish weaving the warp off. It’d be great to have one or more other people join me, either with small looms, spinning wheels or drop spindles. Anyone up for it? Let me know by commenting to this message, or by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In place of our regular May meeting, The Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild Presents
“Yarn: The Movie”
A screening at the Harvard Public Library, Volunteers Room
4 Pond Road, Harvard MA
Doors open at 6:30, screening starts promptly at 7pm.
The film follows several artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house into the world.
Watch a trailer.
The screening is free and open to public. Advance registration is recommended. If you haven’t already, please email email@example.com to reserve your seat.
This is directed to Susan T. I am entering two pieces to NEWS. Both Andrew and I are still fuzzy on the details of how we do this. Could you please let us know what we need to have for the mid-May initial due date, what that date is, and where we submit the materials. We believe photos are needed in May, but what else? WE don’t want to mess this up.
Thanks so much!
Our April meeting will be a discussion over “tips and tricks” that make weaving easier and more fun! Please bring along any tools, books or ideas to share. Or just come with questions and take home inspiration.
We’ll also have a Show & Tell time.
Gathering time is 7 pm at the Fiber Loft for snacks and library browsing. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30.
Sharing this on behalf or Pleasant Mountain:
Our 10th annual, three-day fiber arts program will be held June 23 – 25 at the Denmark Municipal Building, Denmark, Maine.
The website is now updated with this year’s schedule of exciting fiber workshops. There are over 30 workshops to choose from. Many of your favorite instructors are returning with some interesting workshop offerings, as well as, several new instructors.
Full details about the workshops and registration information can be found on our website www.pleasantmtfiber.com.
Hope to see you in June!
Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops Committee:
Sue Connolly and Linda Whiting