7pm at The Fiber Loft, Diane Fagan Affleck presents “Comfort and Style”!
New and new-ish titles in the Guild library. Contact the Guild librarian to reserve any of these.
|DVD: The Efficient Weaver by Laura Fry|
Book donated by Joan Paul:
|The weaving, spinning, and dyeing book (second edition)||Rachel Brown|
Books donated by Judith Shangold:
|Adventures in yarn farming: four seasons on a New England fiber farm||Barbara Parry with photos by Ben Barnhart|
|Weave * knit * wear: simply fabulous clothing for rigid-heddle (and other) weavers||Judith Shangold|
Books donated by Pat MacAlpine:
|Weaves and pattern drafting,||John Tovey|
|The rosepath motif: an approach to weaving design,||Margaret B. Windeknecht|
|Ikat: an introduction; Japanese ikat: warp,weft,figure||Diane Ritch and Yoshiko Wada|
|Quilts to wear||Virginia Avery|
|The handweaver’s pattern book: over 120 designs for upholstery, curtains, place mats, etc.||Iona Plath|
|Handspinning: art and technique||Allen Fannin|
|Handloom weaving technology||Allen Fannin|
|Spin span spun: fact and folklore for spinners and weavers||Bette Hochberg|
|Dyeing the natural way||Frances E. Mustard|
|Dyeplants and dyeing: a handbook|
|A twill of your choice||Paul R. O’Connor|
|Ancient dyes for modern weavers||Palmy Weigle|
|Step by step spinning and dyeing||Eunice Svinicki|
|The double weave, plain and patterned||Harriet Tidball|
|Hands on dyeing||Betsy Blumenthal and Kathryn Kreider|
|Weave structures used in North American coverlets||+ACI-Clarita Anderson, Judith Gordon, and Naomi Whiting Towner|
|Knitting on the loom: techniques for producing knit stitches within the woven structure||Birgit Olson Barron|
Magazines donated by Dorothy Solbrig:
1994: January/February, March/April, May/June, September/October and November/December
Newsletters donated by Penny Lacroix:
The Spinning Wheel Sleuth, issues 86 and 87 (October 2014 and January 2015)
Newsletters purchased by the Guild:
The Spinning Wheel Sleuth Loom Supplement, issues 6, 7 and 9-16, inclusive; Index to Issues 1 – 15
Art to Wear Workshop with Sarah Fortin
Compiled by Linda Snook. A record of our March, 2014 garment construction workshop with Sarah Fortin, including about 20 pages of background information from Sarah, as well as swatches and project notes from 12 participants.
Longtime Guild member Pat McAlpine has donated a large number of books to our library. A few titles we already owned, and Pat requested that any duplicates be passed on to Guild members. The books in the list below will be distributed at the June potluck, possibly by silent auction or random drawing. Details to be determined; we’ll do our best to include everyone who can’t attend the potluck, too.
Many thanks to Pat for this generous donation.
|The complete illustrated book of dyes from natural sources||Arnold and Connie Krochmal|
|Double weave: theory & practice||Laya Brostoff|
|Early American weaving and dyeing||J. and R. Bronson|
|Natural dyes and home dyeing||Rita J. Adrosko|
|Step-by-step spinning and dyeing||Eunice Svinicki|
|The techniques of rug weaving||Peter Collingwood|
|Textile art from southern Appalachia: the quiet work of women||Kathleen Curtis Wilson|
|Weaving: a creative approach for beginners||Clara Creager|
|Workshop notes for winding multi-colored warps with a warping paddle||Leslie Voiers|
There are two exhibits of Tapestry Weaving in Deerfield MA right now.
I was out that way today and stopped in at the DeerfieldArtsBank exhibit and talked to a few of the weavers. They said the one at Deerfield Acadamy is well worth seeing. Links for both exhibits are below.
I am definitely going to head out there and wondered if anyone was interested in going out there with me?
I live west of the FiberLoft, so we would meet in the Fitchburg area and head out from there. It’s about one hour from Fitchburg to Deerfield. There is a large shopping center right off rte 2 in Fitchburg that allows commuter parking –
If we go next week on Thursday or Friday, we could see both exhibits. If we did not go until a day during the two weeks following that, we would only see the one at Deerfield Acadamy. The “Weaving up & Down” is the one I saw today and the one that ends April 12. Beautiful pieces by local weavers – 2 or 3 pieces from each of the 13 weavers.
If your interested, let me know when would be good. We could even manage to get in a visit to a local fiber shop and Webs if you wanted. They are all within a few minutes of each other out there.
“Weaving Up & Down:
13 Tapestry Weavers”
March 12 – April 12, 2015
Wed Thur Fri and Sunday. Not open Mon,Tues, or Sat.
“The Art is the Cloth: A Series of Reflections” until April 30, 2015
Mon thru Fri 8:30 am – 4 pm not open weekends.
“Three hopefuls who want to learn how to weave are put through their paces by the country’s leading practitioners. The trainees are immersed in the world of weaving, attempting to sell their woven wares to the general public. Their final test is to both design and weave three-metre lengths of fabric — to be judged by Michelle Bowen from the Arts Council and Angela Swan from the Worshipful Company of Weavers.”
From Jayne Flanagan, Past President NEWS 2003:
The NEWS Beginners Class is a good “new home” for draft sheets with samples that your members may be de-stashing or “spring cleaning” (if spring ever gets here). Once again I will be collecting them, sorting and bundling, so that each beginning student will leave the conference with a stack of inspiration to go with their new knowledge. Shipping them to me prior to NEWS is an option, but I will be there on Wednesday, so I will try to arrange a drop off location as well. Their teacher, Carol Birtwistle, always says that the students are thrilled with this extra gift from all of us. Thanks in advance!
UPDATE from Jayne:
The drop off location at NEWS will be a box in the Registration Desk area.
Or contact one of your NEWS representatives for Jayne’s mailing address.
Check out skirt design in second photo
So far the weather for Tuesday evening doesn’t look too bad. Let’s hope we can all get together and break the cabin fever that seems to be setting in across the region!
We’ll plan to meet for social & library time at 7pm at The Fiber Loft. At 7:30, we’ll have a brief business meeting, followed by our evening program. This month, Guild member Susan Targove will present a talk on the designing and history of tartans. Susan is an accomplished tartan weaver and big fan of the popular Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, which I’m certain will be mentioned in her presentation.
Hope to see you all there!