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.
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.
Another Farm Fiber Day will be held this Saturday, 21Feb2015, at the Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market. The market is held at Russell’s Garden Center, on Rt 20, from 10am-2pm. Full details can be found here http://conta.cc/1807D2e
Yes, we’re watching the weather forecast! Snow Cancellation Policy
If the weather outside is frightful how do you know if a meeting is cancelled? If the schools are closed in Harvard, MA then the meeting is cancelled. In addition the board will send out an email announcement by noon of the meeting day if the meeting will be cancelled. Finally, you can always call the Fiber Loftat (978) 456-8669 and inquire – if they are closed there will be no meeting!
BUT…..if the weather isn’t as awful as they are predicting, we will have a Guild meeting on Tuesday evening at 7pm. We’ll have a half hour of social/library time, a brief business meeting at 7:30, then move on to our program. We’re excited to present:
Textile Illusions in Film
Meghan Boemer will discuss techniques used in film costuming that create the illusion of various materials. This includes aging and distressing, sculptural textiles, armor and repurposing materials.
So let’s hope that the weather holds and we can all get together for some inspiration!
Due to the pending storm, Farm Fiber Day at the Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market has been postponed until next Saturday, 31Jan. The regular market will still take place, with at least one fiber vendor for those needing a fix.
The Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market is off to a lively start and we are excited as the first of our (two) annual Farm Fiber Days is this Saturday, January 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM. (The second date is Feb. 21) There will be over 40 food vendors attending alongside 20 fiber vendors. Join us for breakfast and lunch in the lush greenhouse at Russell’s Garden Center.
Attending will be a talented group of local farmers who produce yarn, top, roving and finished fiber products from their own animals. Additional vendors include dyers of locally sourced fiber. Visit angora bunnies from Evergreen Farm and watch spinning (drop spindle and wheel) with Jonathan and Sheila Bosworth of Journey Wheel and sock making machine demonstrations by Subito Farm. Barbara Parry of Foxfire Farm will be signing her book, Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm.
The location of the Market is Russell’s Garden Center, 397 Boston Post Road (Rt. 20), Wayland, Massachusetts. Market hours are 10 AM to 2 PM.
A Hundred Ravens
Foxfire Fibers and Designs
Good Karma Farm
Greenwood Hill Farm
Hampden Hills Alpacas
Iron Horse Farm
Keldaby Farm/Moonshine Design
North Brook Farm
Petite Mort Fur
Rag Hill Farm
River Valley Farm
Windy Hamlet Farm
Windy Hill Farm
Jen Kapitulik (Rag Hill Farm) will teach a felting workshop from 1 to 3 PM. Please email Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details. The workshop will take place in the 3rd floor lecture room at Russell’s Garden Center.
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Here’s a scarf I just finished. It is in deflected doubleweave with differential shrinkage. The green is merino wool, the white 10/2 tencel. The first picture is one side of the scarf as it came off the loom. The other pictures are after wet finishing in warm water with detergent and agitation. The weftwise shrinkage was 50%; warpwise 35%.