October 25 Meeting Program 7pm

October 25 Meeting Program 7pm

ORIGAMI BAGS with Judith Shangold

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Start with a rectangle of fabric, fold it this way and that, sew 2 seams – voila, you have a bag. Or a pillow. We will play with the concept using graph paper models and color pencils to explore design possibilities.

Please bring color pencils and paper scissors.

Judith is a weaver and designer who mostly weaves on a rigid-heddle loom. Her book Weave • Knit • Wear explores clothing ideas that require little cutting and sewing. Always looking for new ideas of what to weave, she discovered a knitted origami bag – also called a bento bag – online and proceeded to try weaving one. She will bring her samples to the workshop.

 

September meeting

September meeting

Meeting tonight at the Fiber Loft

This is a duplicate of the email that went out to all.

Our first meeting will be held at 7pm on 27Sept, at The Fiber Loft.  Please bring in your summer weaving successes and failures for show and tell (or your stories of what’s on your loom if you can’t bring it in yet)!  Please also bring your smart phones, tablets and laptops.  We will have a tutorial for posting to our website/blog and will be helping everyone to sign up to receive Guild emails via the website.
Please also bring your dues, if you haven’t already paid them.  They are due by the Oct meeting.  Dues are $25.  Checks should be made payable to NVWG.  Cash is also fine.

Potluck Supper

Potluck Supper

The Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild Potluck Supper and Annual Meeting is coming up. It will be held on Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 pm. (Please note the change in time from our regular meetings.)  The location will be sent by email.

Please bring:

· Dish to share (beverages will be provided by the guild)

· Place setting

· Your guild challenge project

· Dues of $25 for 2016-2017 (checks can be made out to Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild)

· Grab bag item (something (nice) from your stash OR a fiber related purchase not more than $10

This will be our last meeting before our summer break.

 

 

Demonstrating at Iron Works Farm

Demonstrating at Iron Works Farm

We have our first opportunity to demonstrate at Iron Works Farm in Acton on Sunday 26 June, 3-5 pm. Their loom is not yet ready for use, but whoever goes could bring the guild loom or their own portable loom. A spinner or other fiber related demo would also be appropriate. If anyone is interested, please reply to this post or send email to chair and we can convey more details.

Well have other opportunities in the coming months on
June 26
July 24
September 25
October 23
October 15 & 16 (Acton Open Studios)
Feel free to express your interest in future days now!

Video: LOW-LOOM TAPESTRY WEAVING I The art of French tapestry making

Video: LOW-LOOM TAPESTRY WEAVING I The art of French tapestry making

Just over six minutes:

https://youtu.be/DDM39j5sYZw

“After housing a tapestry factory founded by Louis XIV’s Finance Minister Colbert in 1664, Beauvais became France’s national tapestry centre under Napoleon. The traditional “low weave” technique is still used in its workshops today. “You Are Here” meets the master craftsmen who weave colourful creations for France’s state buildings.”

Field trip?

Unusual Materials: From the Almost Familiar to the Odd

Unusual Materials: From the Almost Familiar to the Odd

The next meeting of the guild will be held on May 24th at the Fiber Loft. The program will be presented by Deb Kaplan and will be on Unusual Materials. Here is her description:

Unusual materials are both ancient and modern. Some will seem similar to yarns you have used before, others will be quite different. Horsehair, paper, straw, stems, unusual silks, plant and animal fiber yarns, and over-twisted yarns have been used for centuries. Elastics, plastics and stainless steel, copper, brass and synthetic metallic yarns are all newer. We’ll look at them all. Why use some of the more unusual materials available? How do you go about evaluating them? We will look at the properties of some more common and not so common materials and compare and contrast.

Come for refreshments, socializing and a selection of library materials at 7 pm. The program will begin at 7:30 pm. A representative of the Fiber Loft will be at the meeting if members wish to make purchases at the store.