Shaft Switching! Doesn’t that term sound complicated and scary? Yet over and over we hear that it’s a very simple way to diversify your designs. Members Leslie Ardison and Amy Stevens will explain the mystery of this technique, invented by the legendary Peter Collingwood. Social and library time at 7pm, meeting to start promptly at 7:30. Meeting to be held at The Fiber Loft.
Our March meeting will focus on “Organizing your Weaving Studio”. Fellow member Susan Targove (yes, that’s a picture of her wonderfully organized studio) will share her secrets! Susan is an accomplished weaver who, among many other things, designed and created the Caitriot tartan for the lead actress in the Outlander series. Susan also brings her background as a Professional Organizer to this discussion!
Join us at The Fiber Loft at 7pm for social and library time. Our business meeting will start promptly at 7:30, followed by Susan’s presentation.
Hi Everyone! This Saturday is the inaugural event for Mill No. 5’s Fiber Fest. A few NVWG members will be helping out in the demo area. Anyone else want to join us?
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Please remember that our next meeting is Tues, 22Jan at The Fiber Loft. Refreshments and social time will begin at 7pm. Our meeting will start promptly at 7:30. Amy Stevens will present “Blended Drafts”. See below for details!
Blended drafts are a wonderful way to utilize an 8-shaft loom. Two 4-shaft drafts are combined to make a single 8-shaft draft that allows weaving either of the original 4-shaft drafts. It’s a technique that is particularly effective with overshot drafts, but there are lots of other possibilities for its use. Don’t have an 8-shaft loom? You’ll still walk away with a new perspective on drafting, and a couple examples of “blended” drafts using only 4 shafts.
Handouts, including a bibliography from Kathy Tappan, will be provided. You are encouraged to bring along colored pencils or a computer drafting program on a pad or laptop (if you have one).
Amy Stevens got started weaving in Boulder, Colorado, where she lived from 1980-1984. She has no problem with drafts and warping, but is working hard to develop fluency in weaving—the years since Boulder have included many years with no time to weave. Amy joined NVWG in 2014, and has been treasurer since 2016. She weaves on an 8-harness, 45-inch loom that she bought in Boulder in 1983—a Schacht, of course!
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!
Our combined Nov/Dec meeting is set for next Tuesday, 04Dec. This will be an afternoon meeting, starting at 1pm with refreshments, library and shopping (an advantage to the afternoon meeting!). At 1:30, we’ll have some brief announcements and time for show and tell. Our program this month will be hands on, making star ornaments made out of woven paper strips for holiday decorations. Member Joan Paul will lead this project. Joan would like a headcount, so she knows how many supplies to bring. Please email her if you plan to attend.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday afternoon!
We announced this loom for sale at our October meeting. It belongs to a former student of one of our members. The loom is in Groton, MA. Please contact Lynn Ferrillo at email@example.com if interested.
Harrisville floor loom with adjustable bench, 4 shafts, 6 treadles, 22 weaving inch, plus other equipment. Make an offer!
Several of our members will have pieces in this sale!