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45″ Tissart Tapestry loom and assorted tools for sale

45″ Tissart Tapestry loom and assorted tools for sale

LeClerc 45” Tissart tapestry loom.  1970s upright loom with 2 shafts, rotating warp and cloth beams controlled by ratchets, and a movable beater with up/down action.  The Tissart was called the “loom for artists” because the weaver can stand or sit in front of it and view the vertical weaving as s/he works.  LeClerc no longer makes this loom, but their vertical Gobelin tapestry loom costs upward of $3000.  This Tissart could use a new canvas apron, but other than that it’s intact.  It comes with two reeds, one 8 per inch and one 12.  $900.   (H=69 ¼”, W=52 ¾”, D at base=26”)

Warping board.  This frame, measuring 20 ½ “ by 37 ¼ “, with movable pegs, can be yours for $40.

Assorted weaving supplies: cards, lease sticks, belt loom, 2 rigid heddles.  If you teach weaving classes or simply wish to do some 2-harness weaving yourself, you may want to consider adding these items to your stash of supplies.  $75 for the lot.

Contact Susan directly at  srashidhorn@gmail.com

Volunteers needed! Faulkner House Demo, 25Jun3, 3-5pm

Volunteers needed! Faulkner House Demo, 25Jun3, 3-5pm

Hi Everyone,

The next Museum opening at the Faulkner House in Acton is set for 25June, from 3-5pm.  I will not be able to make it to this demo, but am hoping that one or more of you might be able to get there.  We’ve had a lot of fun doing these, they are low-key and relaxing.  The “big loom” is in a state of transition, so whoever comes should plan to bring their own demo items.  Small looms, spinning wheels, and drop spindles are all welcome, as are any other types of fiber demo.  If interested, please email me at laura@northbrookalpacas.com for details.

Thanks!

Laura

Faulkner Open House Demo, 28 May 2017

Faulkner Open House Demo, 28 May 2017

Hi Everyone,

This weekend is Memorial Day, and the Faulkner House in Acton will be open on Sunday, 28May, from 3-5pm.  I am planning to bring over some more weft for the big loom, and probably finish weaving the warp off.  It’d be great to have one or more other people join me, either with small looms, spinning wheels or drop spindles.  Anyone up for it?  Let me know by commenting to this message, or by emailing me directly at laura@northbrookalpacas.com.

Thanks!

Laura

 

23May2017 Meeting Reminder – “Yarn: The Movie”!

23May2017 Meeting Reminder – “Yarn: The Movie”!

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

Doors open at 6:30, screening starts promptly at 7pm.

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. If you haven’t already, please email yarn@nvwg.org to reserve your seat.

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

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!