Harvard, MA 01451
3D Weaving – Old Technology and New Inspirations
Sally Eyring will be the guest speaker on Tuesday 9/24/19, sponsored by the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild. The talk will start at 7:30, following a reception at 7:00. The talk is in conjunction with the NVWG exhibit, which will be on display at Five Sparks for the month of September. The talk is open to the public.
Three dimensional weaving has a long and varied history, starting with arachnids 400 million years ago to the space age fabrics of today. Despite this long history, the terminology is confused and inconsistent. Up to now, hand weaving has been limited to rectangles woven with interesting structures that create surface interest.
In their book, Ideas in Weaving, Ann Sutton and Diane Sheehan muse on a tension device developed by Janice Lessman-Moss of Kent, Ohio. The device, they say, “broke one of the cardinal rules of even tension maintenance,” and note that “More work like this would bring the handweaving loom (which suffers from innovation deprivation) out of rustic technology and into the twentieth century.”
In trying to remedy the “innovation deprivation” of the hand loom, Sally has developed three different techniques and several loom modifications to allow the hand weaver to create 3D woven forms. She will describe her weaving techniques and tools, and show some of the results.
Sally Eyring has been weaving and building tools since childhood. She earned a BA in Mathematics Education from Arizona State University and a MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Her MFA graduate project described the immigration experience through woven sculptural headdresses, using unique 3D weaving methods that she invented. Her work has been featured in the Complex Weavers Journal, WeaveZine, Best of America – Glass Artists & Artisans, Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, ArtScope magazine, and other publications. Her book on 3D hand loom weaving will be published by Schiffer Publishing in 2020.
In addition to weaving, Sally both renovates and builds looms, and does glass casting. Her work can be seen at: www.sallyeyring.com
NVWG Exhibit at Fivesparks
- The exhibit will be open from September 10 – October 5
- Set-up will happen on Sunday, September 8, from noon to 4 PM.
- The opening reception is on Friday, September 13, from 7pm–9pm.
- Location: 7 Fairbank St, Harvard, MA 01451
- For more information, contact one of the chairpersons.
Tuesday, September 24, 7pm
“3D Weaving – Old Technology & New Inspirations,” a presentation by Sally Eyring.
More information below.
NVWG Sale at Fivesparks
NVWG will host a sale of members’ work at Fivesparks on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday Noon-4pm.
More information coming soon!
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:
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**
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.
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.
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.