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26March Meeting Reminder

26March Meeting Reminder

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.

Fiberlicious Show at Loading Dock Gallery!

Fiberlicious Show at Loading Dock Gallery!
This show is going on at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell until the end of the month. If you go, check out the pieces by Ann Ribbens. She is my neighbor, and told me about the show. Anyone interested in a field trip?

The Loading Dock Gallery is approaching the month of March with an adventurous spirit!  Fiber and Textile artists, hailing from New England, explore materials and concepts that are so inspired, unique, and attractive to the senses, the exhibition had to be entitledFiberlicious!


Experience the joy of fiber-play that visually and tactilely push artistic boundaries. Ponder artistic pieces that challenge the senses utilizing fiber/textile inspired 2D, 3D, video or digitally-generated pieces and wearables, often offering commentary and are brilliantly unexpected.
http://www.theloadingdockgallery.com/

Meeting Reminder, 22Jan2019, 7pm!

Meeting Reminder, 22Jan2019, 7pm!

Hi Everyone,

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!

04December AFTERNOON meeting reminder

04December AFTERNOON meeting reminder

Hi Everyone,

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!

Loom For Sale

Loom For Sale

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 lynnferrillo@charter.net if interested.

Harrisville floor loom with adjustable bench, 4 shafts, 6 treadles, 22 weaving inch, plus other equipment.  Make an offer!

Meeting Reminder! 25 Sept, 7pm!

Meeting Reminder! 25 Sept, 7pm!
We will be meeting at The Fiber Loft on September 25th, to kick off our fall programs.  Fellow member Leslie Ardison will lead our discussion this month:
 
“I love the colors and feel of that postcard, I’d really like to translate that to a woven item, but how?”  This year’s guild challenge is to use a postcard as inspiration for a woven item.  We’ll look at how we begin to think about doing the translation from picture to woven item.  We’ll look at color, feel, texture, etc.”
Please join us at 7pm for refreshments, library and social time.  Our business meeting will begin promptly at 7:30.
If you haven’t already paid your dues for this coming year, they remain at $25.  Please make checks payable to NVWG.
Also, if you took a yarn kit for last year’s challenge, please bring any empty cones back to Kathy, who generously loaned them out to us all.
Finally, this Sunday, 23Sept, is our next Iron Work Farm Open House.  We are looking for members to volunteer weaving, spinning, etc, at the Faulkner House in Acton, from 3-5pm.  The “house” loom is set up already to weave on, so if you can’t bring in a project, there’s one already waiting for you.  They would also welcome any other fiber arts, if you can carry in a project.  Please let us know if you can make it by sending a note to laura@northbrookalpacas.com.
Hope to see everyone next Tues!