Haunted loom weaves a pumpkin
Haunted loom weaves a pumpkin
Haunted loom weaves a pumpkin
Members, please join us for our October meeting. Local art quilter Ann Ribbens will talk about the multi-faceted world of shibori. While she often uses it in whole cloth quilts, there are many applications, including woven shibori. Ann’s comments will cover the definition of shibori, highlight several techniques and show samples from amazing artists as well as some of her own work.
I moved to Berlin, MA, in April, 2018. I am a transplant from Minnesota where I lived for over 20 years. My husband, A.J. Moses, and I are “trailing grandparents” in that we followed our daughter and granddaughter to Massachusetts when our daughter got a new job.
I have always been interested in quilting. I come from many generations of women who made fantastically beautiful quilts. They were Midwestern farm women with great sensibilities for color and pattern. Of course, they used scraps because that’s what was available to them during the late 1800s and the first half of the 20th century. Little girls’ dresses and men’s suits alike found new lives in these wonderful quilts. I have 14 heirloom quilts that were made between 1880 and the 1930s. Most are works of art from my grandmother and her cousin.
I have been making quilts since 1985. In the mid-90s, I abandoned making traditional quilts. I joined Minnesota Contemporary Quilters and found a whole new artistic outlet. I’ve experimented with various media including using trims, dyeing my own fabrics and embellishing my work with hand embroidery.
I deploy a wide range of surface design techniques in my contemporary quilts. I seek to provide rich visual details while giving the viewer a “wide angle” view. I work in small formats, or “wall quilts.”
These days, I work primarily with shibori (a Japanese tie dye technique) and deconstructed screen printing. For several years, I’ve been successful combining the two techniques to get outcomes that I’d hoped for.
My work is both representational and abstract. I have focused on several themes in recent years: memory, environmental issues and women’s relationships to their bodies.
My work has been exhibited at the Mosesian Art Center in Watertown, MA, the Brush Gallery and the Loading Dock Gallery in Lowell, MA, the Schweinfurth Museum in Auburn, NY, Gallery One in Ellensburg, WA, The Wickford Art Association, North Kingstown, RI, the Minnesota State Fair and several venues in Minneapolis/St. Paul. My art quilts have also appeared in books and in textile magazines including the Surface Design Journal.
36” Schacht 4-harness low-castle floor loom in maple. Friction brake. Includes Schacht bench, one 12 dent carbon reed, and 10-yard warping board. Approximately 550 flat steel heddles. Minor cosmetic damage: tape residue on castle, staining on heddle frames. Click for additional photos.
Pricing the set at a highly-competitive $1500.00.
Pick-up in Boxborough, MA. Local delivery may be possible.
Safe viewing: loom is located in a well-ventilated room with direct access to the outdoors.
Please e-mail email@example.com if you are interested.
All proceeds will be added to NVWG’s Pauline Duke Educational Fund. The Fund was originally set up through a “pay-it-forward” donation by Dawn Forde from the sale of a loom given to her by Pauline. The fund has been used for various outreach and educational programs, including payment of guest speakers, purchase of workshop supplies, and the screening of “Yarn, the Movie”.
A friend of mine inherited a big wheel, which she wants to get rid of. There are a couple of problems with it: one is a broken spike. I’m not sure of the other issue, but I think it was minor. It’s available in Bolton, MA. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll put you in touch with my friend.
This loom has been sold.
Due to the uncertain times we are living in with current COVID-19 restrictions, we are cancelling and postponing some of our Spring programs.
28April2020 afternoon meeting is cancelled. This was to be a presentation of “other looms”, where members would be able to try out different types of looms that they may not have had previous exposure to. We will keep this program on our list to be rescheduled, but there will be no meeting on the 28th.
23-25April2020 “The World isn’t Flat” workshop with Sally Eyring is being rescheduled. Participants will be contacted directly to find a timeline that works for everyone. There are still a couple of seats available if anyone is interested.
26May2020 “Polychrome Huck” presentation with Sue Hall Smith is being rescheduled. We are holding this date open to have a social “What I did on COVID break” meeting, in the hopes that things will re-open by then.
23June2020 Pot Luck meeting is scheduled to be at Marie’s lovely home in Bolton. Again, we are holding this date in the hopes that we will be allowed to gather by then. Details TBA.
We will post more as things evolve in these ever-changing times. Meanwhile, stay well and Weave On!
Our meeting scheduled for 24March2020, featuring a presentation on Shibori, has been cancelled. We will do our best to reschedule this topic for another time, once all COVID-19 directives have been lifted.
We are still planning to hold our meeting and our 3 day workshop in April, but will reassess as things evolve. Stay tuned for updates.
Meanwhile, everyone stay safe and well, and keep weaving!!
At the regular Guild meeting on 24 February, Penny Lacroix will be showing us how to create a symetrical V-shawl (or V-scarf) from a 4-shaft warp. Together we’ll look at how double weave works and then see the magic of the V-shawl!
Socializing, snacks and library time start at 7. The meeting starts at 7:30.
At The Fiber Loft, 9 Mass Ave., Harvard, MA
Registration for the 3D workshop opens to non-guild members on Wednesday 26 February. If you’re thinking about the workshop, now is the time to hand in your check!