Does anyone want this very wide rigid heddle loom? It has a 44″ weaving width, 8, 10, and 12-dent heddles, and a folding stand. The heddles are stamped “Beka” but I suspect this is some sort of homemade Frankstein dealie. Free to new home. Contact Kathy Tappan or comment here.
NEWS Registration has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 19, at 2:00 pm.
(Forwarded to us by Reba)
Posted on behalf of Chris Sterling:
“I am a charter member of the Bolton Artisans Guild. We will be having our 12th annual holiday exhibition and sale this Saturday from 1 to 4 at The First Parish Church on Route 117 in Bolton. Please come by and see the wonderful and diverse articles created by my fellow guild members.”
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|
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.
Need something interesting to watch while you wait for the new season of House of Cards? Contact the guild librarian to borrow any of these DVDs:
- Laura Fry: The efficient weaver (2014) (new!)
- Tom Knisely: The loom owner’s companion (2011)
- Woven wearables and accessories: an exhibit featuring members of the Nashoba Valley Weaver’s Guild (2008)
- Peggy Osterkamp: Warping the loom from back to front (2005 and 2002, two copies)
- Mollie Freeman and Sara Lamb: Warp painting plus: garment design and construction tips (2005)
- Candace Crockett: Fabric painting with dyes on silk and cotton (2005)
- Tracy Penfield: Bodywork for weavers and fiber artists (1995)
- Patsy Zawistoski: Spinning cotton, silk & flax (1992)
- Donna Sullivan: Color interaction for handweavers (1991)
- Nancy Harvey: Tapestry weaving level I (1985)
- Nancy Arthur Hoskins: Boundweaving Level 1 and 2 (two disks)
- Sandra Betzina Webster: Handwoven and quilted garments
If you still own a cassette player, something nice to listen to while you weave is
- Carla Sciaky’s Spin the weaver’s song (1992)