Author Archives: Penny Lacroix

Loomapalooza Workshop Sign-up is Open!

Loomapalooza Workshop Sign-up is Open!

We are planning a guild workshop for the fall. Many of you have expressed an interest. Now is the time to commit. This is open to all NVWG members, regardless of experience level, as long as you can warp your loom on your own.

Location:
The Faulkner House, 5 High Street, Acton

Dates:
Opening session (mandatory for all participants) Saturday 14 October 12-4 p.m.
Various flexible day and evening times during the week of 15-22 Oct (Anticipated time you will need to devote is dependent on the number of participants, but probably about 12 hours total. A typical round robin workshop is 3 full days, or about 18 hours. Think of this as a spread out weekend of weaving!)
Guild meeting Tuesday 24 Oct, 7 p.m.

Who:
This is open to all NVWG members, regardless of skill level or experience. If you do not have a portable loom, but would like to participate, we can help you locate a loom to use for the workshop.

Structure of the workshop:
Round Robin
Each member will be given a weaving draft that is appropriate for their loom and their skill level. Yarn will also be provided. Members will need to wind the appropriate warp (with help if needed) and warp their loom. They will arrive at the workshop with their loom completely threaded and a small sample woven at the beginning of the warp.
On the first day (mandatory for all participants), each person will share information about their warp, the weave structure and their loom operation.
Over the next week, the space will be open at various times during the day and in the evening. A mentor from the guild will be on location during all of the open hours. Participants will come and go as they are able and weave on each of the looms, marking their own weaving with supplied tags.
At the end of the final day (22 Oct), designated people will cut the pieces off the looms and take them home to wash, dry and cut up.
At our regular guild meeting on 24 Oct (which will be held at the Faulkner House), the results will be shared with the whole guild. Notebooks will be given to each participant, including the drafts and the samples they wove during the week.
To sign up:
Send an email to Penny chair@nvwg.org with your name and what loom you intend to use for the workshop. (Also indicate if you have another portable loom you’re willing to lend to a fellow guild member for the workshop.) If you are interested in exploring a particular weave structure, please indicate that in your email.  Send a check for $75 to 96 South St., Berlin MA 01503 to complete your registration. Financial aid is available. Please contact Penny or Laura for information.

So that we can plan and everyone has time to warp their looms, the registration deadline is Wednesday 9 August.

Let us know if you have any questions!

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 to reserve your seat.

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!

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.

Yarn: The Movie – coming soon!

Yarn: The Movie – coming soon!

Your board is making plans to host a screening of Yarn: the Movie. The hope is to have it on the night of our regular April 2017 guild meeting at a public venue in Harvard. Details will be forthcoming. In the mean time, here’s a link to the trailer, to get you excited about the screening. Although the movie is knitting-oriented, it addresses fiber arts and women’s expression. Enjoy!

http://www.yarnfilm.com/movietrailer/

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.

This was sent to us to share.  It was sent by Susan Connolly suzliden@gmail.com. If anyone has been to this in the past, please reply to the post and let us know what you thought.

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This year’s three day fiber arts  program will be held June 2426 at the Denmark Municipal Building, Denmark, Maine.

The website is now updated with this year’s schedule of exciting fiber workshops.   There are 37 workshops to choose from.  Many of our 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

 

Feb 23 meeting cancelled

Feb 23 meeting cancelled
The weather is still kind of indeterminate – typical New England – but it sounds like the most probable scenario is that the heavy stuff is going to be underway right when we would be leaving the meeting to go home.  To be on the side of caution and keep everyone safe, we have decided to cancel the meeting tonight.
Debbie Kaplan will be rescheduled – not to worry!
Spring is coming soon!