March Meeting – Photography Program, 28Mar2017!

March Meeting – Photography Program, 28Mar2017!

Our March meeting will be on Tuesday, 28 March.  The program will be “Photographing your Handwovens”, presented by Paul Sarapas. Paul is a teacher and department coordinator at Lincoln Sudbury high school. He is also the entrepreneur behind “Every Picture is a Story”, selling prints and greeting cards from his adventures, both locally and around the world.  His website is http://www.sarapasdesign.com

Paul will demonstrate and give tips on the best ways to photograph your hand made pieces.  This is a great opportunity to spruce up your photography skills to capture great pictures to accompany your NEWS fashion and gallery show entries!

This meeting will be held at The Fiber Loft.  Social and library time will begin at 7pm.  Business meeting will start promptly at 7:30, followed by the presentation.  Hope to see everyone there!

Cotton yarn question

Cotton yarn question

Hello everyone,

I’m reaching out because I are contemplating doing some cotton cloth to make a summer jacket for the NEWS garment competition. If I wanted to weave something like a basket weave in a cotton or something with a window pane using higher epi as the base yarn and a thicker yarn to create the window pane pattern, what would you suggest as a good cotton yarn for garments.  I may also like to use some funky thick or ribbon type yarns as the weft (a whole different look – kind of like a weft faced cloth.

I have some 3/2 mercerized Valley Cotton from Webs and some 8/2 Valley cotton. I’d like the fabric to have a slightly stiff hand so that the jacket wouldn’t be too drapey since I won’t be lining it.  I could also pick up some funky ribbon or even making some cotton cloth strips to create the effect. hmmmmm.

So here’s the funny part, I need to do this asap to get the sewing done and then break the news to Randy that I won’t be around for a month. LOL.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Marie

Tuesday 2/28/17 Meeting

Tuesday 2/28/17 Meeting

For our regular meeting this Tuesday, please bring along a tip to share with others. It may be a tool or a book or an idea. If you can’t think of anything, come anyway and take an idea home! Questions are encouraged. We’ll also have a Show & Tell time.

Gathering time is 7 pm at the Fiber Loft for snacks and library browsing. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30.

NEWS Registration has been suspended

NEWS Registration has been suspended

This from our good friend Susan:

Because of the credit card problem I am ending registration for the time being. All course selections will be cleared before we begin again. A new day and time will be announced through your guild reps and on the website and this Facebook page with at least 24 hours notice. Any payments that did go through will be refunded. I apologize for the difficulties and the frustration. Testing did not show this problem and we are not sure why it is occurring. – Susan Targove, NEWS Seminar Registrar

WWM Echo Weave study group presentation

WWM Echo Weave study group presentation

At Weavers of Western Mass on Feb 15, 2017, please join us!

Using Marian Stubenitsky’s Weaving With Echo and Iris book as a springboard, the Echo Weave Study Group has been busy exploring this diverse weaving system. At the February meeting, the members will show their samples and finished pieces, and share what they learned. Echo weave can be intimidating, but with a computer weaving program the study group found that it’s not difficult to create beautiful work. Come and see the diverse shapes, including diamonds, circles, waves, and flowers that can be formed when treadlings have been networked and colors applied to design lines that have been “echoed” in the threading. Although echo can be woven with 4 shafts, the group achieved spectacular results using 8 or 16 shafts.

Several current and former EiAW class members participated in this study.

Meeting at the Hill Institute, Florence, MA

12:30PM-1:00PM Refreshments / Socializing
1:00 PM-1:40PM Guild Business Meeting concludes with Show & Tell
1:45PM-3:15PM Program