North Brook Farm Alpacas is having an open house December 6th & 7th, noon to 4:30. Meet the alpacas face to face, then warm up by the fire in our Holiday Shoppe and see what Laura has going on the triangle loom! 96 South St, Berlin MA. Holiday Shoppe also open thru Christmas each Thurs thru Sun, noon to 4:30.
Our next meeting is planned for Tues, December 2nd, at The Fiber Loft. This is our combined Nov & Dec meeting, so as not to conflict with holiday schedules. Fellow member Carol Vales will conduct a hands on program on basket weaving. Everyone will be able to make a small “ornament style” basket to take home.
Here’s what you should bring:
paper towels or cloth to keep your space dry (The reeds will be soaked in water. )
Small weight or canned good, to hold spokes in place at the beginning.
Also at this meeting, member Dorothy Solbrig will have an assortment of items available for sale from Mayan Hands, a fair trade organization. Mayan Hands makes some wonderful woven and beaded items, great for holiday gifts! http://www.mayanhands.org/
at the Fiber Loft, Harvard, MA
Join us as our own Judith Shangold presents her new book Weave-Knit-Wear, and talks about weaving clothing on a rigid heddle loom. You don’t need a large loom to make garments! Judith will be bringing along some of the items featured in the book.
Social time, refreshments and time to view guild library items begins at 7 pm. A brief business meeting, followed by the evening’s program will begin at 7:30pm.
Our own Dorothy Solbrig is featured not once but twice in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of Handwoven!
First, in page 26, she is credited with the inspiration for a dozen towels.
Then in page 46, she has the by-line for an article about her double weave color block tea cozy.
Of course, we are all also famous, by association. 😉
Big congratulations to Dorothy!
If you don’t subscribe to Handwoven, it is available in our guild library.
SATURDAY, September 27, 2014 is our first meeting of Fall
Please join us for a tour of della Luxa Studio and meet artist Lyn Christiansen! A tour will begin at 10am.
144 Moody St, Bldg 4, Fl2
Waltham, MA 02453
Lyn uses many materials but most of her work involves fiber, stone, or glass. She uses ancient interlacing techniques such as cord twisting and kumihimo braiding. With these complexly patterned braids of hand dyed silk, she forms exquisite wall hangings . She positions, cuts, and shapes stones and glass to make symbolic mosaic patterns on walls, floors, and free hanging panels. She textures marble and forms sculptural substrates to add shape and depth to her mosaic murals. She incorporates water, light, turned wood, wire or found objects to create special effects or add an element of surprise.
Lyn’s art works have been shown in juried shows nationally at venues including: H&R Block Art Space, Kansas, City; Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX; Wayne Stark Gallery, Texas; Acadianna Center for the Arts, Louisiana; The Goldstein Museum of Design, St. Paul, MN; Hansen Memorial Museum, Kansas; Art Windows, Waltham, MA; and the Hoffman Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Her work also was shown at the Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA and the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. She has taught workshops Finding Your Voice Through Braids, Manchester, England and Mosaic, Small Things Add Up, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
Lyn will talk about her journey, and about the history of kumihimo and other forms of braiding. She
will have a range of samples, finished and on-going work of various types, books, etc. She has a range
of kumihimo stands and will demo on the big taka-dai which doesn’t travel and is a type of loom many people haven’t seen.
Headcount is required. Carpooling and lunch in Waltham can be arranged if there is enough interest.
We also have the option to tour “A Place to Weave”, Beth Guertin’s studio in Waltham, in the afternoon.
Please let Penny know if you plan to attend, would like to carpool and/or join us for lunch and the
additional tour of A Place to Weave. firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll get back to our regular meeting schedule next month, with a meeting 7 p.m. on Tuesday 28 October at the Fiber Loft.
Tuesday 28 January 2014
at the Fiber Loft
7 p.m. for shopping, snacks & socializing
Meeting starts promptly at 7:30
Donnalisa Johnson will present a program on Macroembroidery
|What COULD You Be Making ? A Partial Answer: For about 40 years I have been developing a needlework style I call “Macroembroidery”. This approach uses embroidery techniques including satin, fishbone, kensington, coral, outline and bokhara stitches plus french knots. The stitches, however, are magnified from the norm. The approach also uses techniques from needleweaving: dovetailed joining, meandering and eccentric wefts, wrapping; and from rug-making: rya knotting, latch and embroidery hook work. Using a multitude of colorful yarns and fibers from around the world, I have been creating 3-dimensional pieces based on my explorations into the fascinating world of photoelectron micrography. I will be sharing my newest work on images of amino acids and brain structures, re-imagined with needles and yarns.|