If you’re going to NEWS, post a quick reply here and let us know when you’re arriving and leaving. The NEWS organizers are good at housing guild people together, so we should all be in the same general area.
I’m arriving on Wednesday late afternoon or evening and departing Friday, not sure what time. Anyone going to be around for dinner Wednesday?
Dorothy uploaded the photos from the pot luck with the results of the Guild Challenge. We are awesome!
Tapestry Weaving Workshop with Janet Austin
Saturday 24 October and Sunday 25 October 2015
9.30-12.30 and 1.30-4.30
Class description: Tapestries can be woven on any loom, but frame looms have the advantage of being inexpensive and portable. In this 2-day class, participants will learn basic tapestry techniques for creating shapes, a mini tapestry design lesson and information about tapestry tools and materials. No previous experience is required.
Cost: $175 for the 2-day workshop. Checks should be made payable to the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild.
Materials fee: $35 per student materials fee is payable to Janet on the first day of class. The fee includes yarn and a frame loom. You get to keep the loom but if you prefer you can return it for a $25 refund.
Supplies: Notebook, pencil and scissors. Bringing your own yarn is optional.
There are a maximum of 8 students in this class. We will take checks to reserve your spot on a first come, first served basis beginning at the Guild pot luck on Tuesday 23 June. If you want to sign up for the class but are not coming to the pot luck, please contact Penny before 6 pm on Tuesday 23 June. If there are more than 8, we will have a random drawing of all those signed up on the first day.
There is a possibility that we will schedule a second session of the same class if there is enough demand. So if you are interested in the class but cannot go the weekend we have scheduled, please let us know.
Janet Austen, Tapestry Weaver
BFA, Fibers, Massachusetts College of Art
MFA, Painting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Coordinator and Secretary, 1993-2009, Tapestry Weavers in New
Board of Directors, 2001-2009, American Tapestry Alliance
Member: Weavers Guild of RI, Art League of RI.
Janet Austin has been weaving since 1972. She has taught weaving and spinning classes at the Durham (NC) Arts Council, Slater Mill, Court House Center for the Arts, various elementary schools, at the New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS), and in her studio. Her tapestries are exhibited nationally, most recently in Small Expressions 2014, The Art is the Cloth, and the upcoming Small Tapestry International 4. Janet lectures about tapestry, writes articles for Tapestry Topics, the newsletter of the American Tapestry Alliance, and is author of the blog: Tangled Web www.austintapestry.blogspot.com
June 23 Potluck Supper, Guild Meeting and Challenge Projects
This year Reba is graciously hosting the pot luck supper and Annual Meeting at her home. The supper will begin at 6:30pm. Please park on Armstrong Road rather than on Reba’s road as her road is too busy. Bring a dish to share and a place setting (plate, utensils and cup). Drinks will be provided.
Don’t forget your Guild Challenge projects which will be displayed. There will also be a silent auction of weaving books donated by Pat McAlpine. Reba will have some of her stash for sale and will give a percentage of the sales to the guild. We will also pick up our Softball Cotton Yarns for the blanket projects for nursing home donations.
Reminder – It is time to pay membership dues – please bring a check for $25 to the meeting and give it to Laura.
Details about the fall tapestry workshop with Janet Austin will be revealed at the meeting and deposits will be taken to reserve space in the workshop. The workshop will be held on October 24-25.
I have a slight correction to the procedure of entering items in the NEWS Fashion and/or Gallery Shows. All physical items *must* be delivered to NEWS by Susan Targove. The show intake people will not accept items that are brought in individually. The best way to get your items to Susan is to bring them to the potluck on 23June. If that isn’t an option for you, then please contact Susan directly.
Getting items back from the shows will work in a similar fashion. There will be one person appointed to pick up all items for our Guild, and individuals will not be allowed to collect items until the Guild Rep has taken possession of them.
I look forward to collecting your entry forms and fees this week. Please remember, they need to be postmarked by tomorrow (or delivered to the Tues morning study group at The Fiber Loft tomorrow morning)!
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Do you have something you want to enter in the NEWS Gallery and/or Fashion Show? Here is some important information for you.
Deadline number 1: 02June2015, entry form(s) and fee(s) should be postmarked to Laura Busky (see below for details).
Deadline number 2: 10June2015, compiled packets and fees postmarked by Laura to show coordinators.
Deadline number 3: 23June2015, physical pieces may be delivered to Susan Targove at the NVWG Potluck meeting.
All entry requirements and forms are on the NEWS website
Entry Forms: To give our NEWS Reps ample time to compile the entry packets and forward to the show coordinators, we are asking that you postmark your form by 02June. You may opt to hand deliver your form(s) to the Tues morning study group at The Fiber Loft between 10-11:30am on 02June. Please include a check for your entry fee(s) made payable to NVWG. We will, in turn, send a single check to NEWS in the packet that goes to the show coordinators. Mail your form(s) and fee(s) to Laura Busky, 96 South St, Berlin MA 01503.
Getting your piece(s) to NEWS: Intake of the pieces at NEWS will be Tues 07Jul, 2-5pm and Wed 08Jul, 8-9am. Since most people won’t be arriving at NEWS until later in the week, Susan Targove has offered to collect the pieces at our Annual Potluck meeting on 23June and deliver them for you. We will also have someone available to retrieve the pieces after the shows break down, should you be leaving NEWS prior to then.
Laurie Autio will be presenting “Learning from Japanese Textiles: A Weaver’s Journey” this evening. I had a wonderful chat with Laurie yesterday. In addition to her slideshow, she will be bringing quite a few pieces for us to look at and touch. She does ask that we keep all food, beverages, pens and pencils away from the pieces, please! There will also be a $2 materials fee for her handout. I hope to see most of you this evening!