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October 22nd Meeting, Painted Warp Challenge!

October 22nd Meeting, Painted Warp Challenge!

Our program for Tuesday evening Oct 22 will be to paint some warps.

This will be a hands-on program and you must have your own warps.

Warp must be wool, other *animal* fiber, or silk.  Warp should be white
or another *light* color to be “painted”.

Warp MUST be at The Fiber Loft by 4:30 pm on Monday Oct 21.  (The warps
must be soaked in a mordant–citric acid or vinegar–before we can paint
them.  Suzanne will do this on Tuesday.)

If you cannot make the meeting, drop your warp off on time to The Fiber
Loft and we will paint it for you.  (We are not sure what colors will be
there, we will use our best judgement!)

Warp MUST have a waterproof label with individual’s name on it when it
goes to the Fiber Loft. NVWG will provide labels and a waterproof marker
at the Fiber Loft so you can label your warp when you drop it off.

Warp size – no longer than 4 yards, no wider than 24”

This is hand painted, not dipped.

Suzanne will provide bottles of dye.  We will put warp on plastic wrap
and paint, and then wrap up and take home and microwave.

If, after everyone has finished painting their first warp, there is dye
and time left, you can paint a second warp, but not before we are done
with all the first warps.

If you have any questions about the correct yarn, or you need some yarn,
call Suzanne at the Fiber Loft (978-456-8669 or
for purchase.

We will be using these warps for this year’s Guild Challenge.

If you want to be part of the Challenge but cannot get your warp to the
Fiber Loft by Monday, and cannot make the meeting Tuesday, please let me
know – Leslie

See you Tuesday.  Social/library time begins at 7pm.  Meeting to follow at 7:30.

new owner for Handwoven

new owner for Handwoven

Interweave was bought by a new owner. However, Handwoven and SpinOff were bought from them by a new company formed by Linda Ligon, the original founder of both magazines, and longtime editor Anne Merrow. Press release:

Looms, etc. for sale

Looms, etc. for sale

From the League of NH Craftsmen Newsletter:

HQ was contacted by a lovely woman who, with her husband, had worked for over 25 years doing production weaving for interior designers and architects throughout New England. She is located in Cabot, Vermont . Her husband passed away and she has the following available for sale:

4 harness LeClerc Quebec II Counterbalance Loom

Shuttlecraft Practice Loom 42″

36″ vertical loom

LeClerc Tissart Tapestry Loom

150 lbs roving – wool and mohair, cleaned and ready to use

200+ lbs of quality wool yarns in a variety of colors

Best way to reach her for more information is to call 802-563-2343 (Candace)

**Weavers – please share this information with anyone in your circle who might be interested. It would be a great help to this individual to sell these items for a fair price**

Pot Luck Dinner June 25

Pot Luck Dinner June 25

Hello Everyone!
536 Sugar Road – sage green antique colonial with pumpkin orange trim and my dark brown CRV in front on the right side of the road.

Parking – we have spaces for about 5 – 8 cars or so. Parking on the grass is ok. You can park on Coventry Wood – across/perpendicular to Sugar Rd or tuck in tight along the road.

We can roam around outside, sit on the screened in porch, and drink fancy drinks on the veranda – something like that. I believe the start time is 6:00 – everyone is welcome to come at 5:30 or so to relax.

Master Weavers at Hill Institute Annual Exhibition

Master Weavers at Hill Institute Annual Exhibition

Brenda Parella and Barbara Gordon completed the Hill Institute Master Weaver program this year and will be exhibiting their work at the annual exhibition.

The Hill Institute (83 Pine Street, Florence, MA) will have its annual exhibition on Friday, June 7 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The exhibition is open to the public free of charge. Everyone is invited, and there will be light refreshments and demonstrations under the tent.

Time Change/Meeting Reminder, Tues 28May2019!!!

Time Change/Meeting Reminder, Tues 28May2019!!!

Our meeting this coming Tuesday, 28May2019 will begin at 1pm, at the Fiber Loft.

By popular vote, our members have asked for assistance in learning to spin their own fiber.  Please come for this afternoon of playing with drop spindles!  Members Krista and Laura will guide you through the yarn spinning process, and get you started on making your own yarns.

If you have a drop spindle (or more than one), please bring them.  There will be drop spindles available to try/practice with…and for purchase if you catch the bug!  We will talk about various kinds of spindles, and there will be ample time to practice if you’re a complete novice. We think you will leave with a solid base knowledge of how to make yarn. Practice, practice, practice, beyond what is taught, is key to making you well-skilled in the art!

Please join us if you have any interest in yarn, making your own, or just how it’s made!

weaving with fabric strips warp and weft

weaving with fabric strips warp and weft

Hello Team NVWG,

I would like to weave some fabric for a jacket so it has to be somewhat stiff (like denim-ish stiff) and have some body and weight. So my question is has anyone woven with fabric strips as both warp and weft?

My plan is to do something with strips much more narrow than what you would use on a rag rug and have a balanced plain weave on my rigid heddle loom.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

23April2019 Meeting Reminder

23April2019 Meeting Reminder

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.