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Patriots’ Day at Iron Works Farm

Patriots’ Day at Iron Works Farm

Patriots Spirit 16 toys games 3 250wIron Work Farm in Acton has offered us an opportunity to participate in their Patriots’ Day activities. The event runs 1-4 pm on Monday 4/17/17. Would anyone like to join Laura to weave on the old loom there? Everything is set up and ready to go. You can read about the event on their website.

If you’re interested, please reply here or email us.

This is where we are hoping to hold a Guild workshop in the fall, so it would be nice to support their activities!

Tuesday 2/28/17 Meeting

Tuesday 2/28/17 Meeting

For our regular meeting this Tuesday, please bring along a tip to share with others. It may be a tool or a book or an idea. If you can’t think of anything, come anyway and take an idea home! Questions are encouraged. 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.

Yarn: The Movie – coming soon!

Yarn: The Movie – coming soon!

Your board is making plans to host a screening of Yarn: the Movie. The hope is to have it on the night of our regular April 2017 guild meeting at a public venue in Harvard. Details will be forthcoming. In the mean time, here’s a link to the trailer, to get you excited about the screening. Although the movie is knitting-oriented, it addresses fiber arts and women’s expression. Enjoy!

September meeting

September meeting

Meeting tonight at the Fiber Loft

This is a duplicate of the email that went out to all.

Our first meeting will be held at 7pm on 27Sept, at The Fiber Loft.  Please bring in your summer weaving successes and failures for show and tell (or your stories of what’s on your loom if you can’t bring it in yet)!  Please also bring your smart phones, tablets and laptops.  We will have a tutorial for posting to our website/blog and will be helping everyone to sign up to receive Guild emails via the website.
Please also bring your dues, if you haven’t already paid them.  They are due by the Oct meeting.  Dues are $25.  Checks should be made payable to NVWG.  Cash is also fine.

This was sent to us to share.  It was sent by Susan Connolly If anyone has been to this in the past, please reply to the post and let us know what you thought.


This year’s three day fiber arts  program will be held June 2426 at the Denmark Municipal Building, Denmark, Maine.

The website is now updated with this year’s schedule of exciting fiber workshops.   There are 37 workshops to choose from.  Many of our 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

Hope to see you in June!

Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops Committee:

Sue Connolly and Linda Whiting


Feb 23 meeting cancelled

Feb 23 meeting cancelled
The weather is still kind of indeterminate – typical New England – but it sounds like the most probable scenario is that the heavy stuff is going to be underway right when we would be leaving the meeting to go home.  To be on the side of caution and keep everyone safe, we have decided to cancel the meeting tonight.
Debbie Kaplan will be rescheduled – not to worry!
Spring is coming soon!

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!