Yarn: The Movie coming in May!

Yarn: The Movie coming in May!

Save the date!  May 23, 2017, 7pm

In place of our regular May meeting, The Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild Presents
“Yarn: The Movie”
A screening at the Harvard Public Library, Volunteers Room
4 Pond Road, Harvard MA
The film follows several artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house into the world.

Watch a trailer.

The screening is free and open to public. Advance registration is recommended. Email yarn@nvwg.org

Meeting Reminder, 25 April 2017

Meeting Reminder, 25 April 2017

Our April meeting will be a discussion over “tips and tricks” that make weaving easier and more fun!  Please bring along any tools, books or ideas to share.  Or just come with questions and take home inspiration.

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.

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Sharing this on behalf or Pleasant Mountain:

Our 10th annual, three-day fiber arts  program will be held June 2325 at the Denmark Municipal Building, Denmark, Maine.

The website is now updated with this year’s schedule of exciting fiber workshops.   There are over 30 workshops to choose from.  Many of your favorite instructors are returning with some interesting workshop offerings, as well as, several new instructors.

Full details about the workshops and registration information can be found on our website www.pleasantmtfiber.com.

Hope to see you in June!

Pleasant Mountain Fiber Arts Workshops Committee:

Sue Connolly and Linda Whiting

Patriots’ Day at Iron Works Farm

Patriots’ Day at Iron Works Farm

Patriots Spirit 16 toys games 3 250wIron Work Farm in Acton has offered us an opportunity to participate in their Patriots’ Day activities. The event runs 1-4 pm on Monday 4/17/17. Would anyone like to join Laura to weave on the old loom there? Everything is set up and ready to go. You can read about the event on their website.

If you’re interested, please reply here or email us.

This is where we are hoping to hold a Guild workshop in the fall, so it would be nice to support their activities!

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