NOBO Handweavers

Wanted! A Loom!

I am helping a friend find the loom of her dreams.  She is searching for a used Macomber, 40″, 8 shaft with 10 plus treadles.  Please let me know if you come across one.

Thank you!


One More Update

I have just updated the web site again because of another security vulnerability. This is mainly a bug fix release and there are no other significant changes. With luck the hackers will take the Summer off. As always if you have any problems please email me.

tks ted


Recent work

I created three small pieces for a local fundraiser, and thought I’d share a (not-so-great) photo of the trio. The great news is that they sold right off the bat. Woo hoo! The yarn was dyed in a nearly exhausted indigo vat, and the objects were all found on my wanderings, the two on the left at local beaches and the cut nail in my dirt basement (our house was built in 1750). -Melissa


Beginning Weaving Session – Two Spaces Left!



A Woven Journey



is offering


Travel to the fascinating land of weaving! Be introduced to its language, discuss project planning and weaving drafts (directions for constructing woven fabrics), learn how to measure fibers on a warping board and dress a loom (ready it for weaving), then WEAVE a gamp*.  Discover color interaction, pattern structures, and texture.

 No experience necessary.

If you have never woven or need a full refresher, this long-running, tried and true beginner’s weaving outing is for you.

 Monday evenings   6-8:30pm

May 4, 11, 18   June 1, 8, 15

Session cost – $315

Six student maximum

Along with instruction, everything you need is included in the cost – use of a 4 shaft Schacht table loom and weaving equipment/tools, fibers for your gamp, plus a folder filled with weaving information. Fibers for this spring session were sourced from New England sheep and Angora goats, small mill spun, and naturally hand-dyed.

Classes are held at –


Studio & Study

Byfield, MA 01922

 For more information or to reserve your place in front of a loom, contact:

Margaret – Antrim Handweaving, Studio & Study



 *Gamp – “Charles Dickens’ character Sairey Gamp (in Martin Chuzzlewit) was notable for carrying a large, multi-colored umbrella. From her name developed both an English slang word for a large, baggy umbrella and – among American handweavers – a term signifying a multi-colored and/or multi-patterned woven sampler.”

                                                                                                              Samplers You Can Use by Penelope B. Drooker


Site Update

I have just updated the site to the latest release which includes a fix for a security problem. There are some additional changes with the more noticeable ones being on the Dashboard and a new distraction free editing option.

One plugin has also been updated which improves site identification by seacrh engines eg Google

Minutes March 2015

The minutes have been posted under the Minutes link and for convenience may be read here. Included are the two handouts from Terry for the LibraryThing Demo and ted for the NoBo WebSite.

Georgia Cotton

We have purchased yarn from the Georgia Yarn Company and received this emailing today. Other members may be interested.

 I have a lot of natural Georgia cotton in 8/4 on a 7 pound + cone, 3 cones of 8/5, 5 pound + on  dye cones. Either size for $8 pound plus shipping. I can wind this on to tubes at $10 pound.
When I picked up my last order I also picked up 300 plus pound of 8/20 (yes that is 20) natural GA cotton  
 336 yards per pound on 2 pound + tubes 

And around 100 pounds of 8/24 natural cotton 280 yards per pound on 2 pound + cones. Both of these are production over runs, the yarn is find but it is stained from being stored in cardboard boxes. I washed a sample of the 8/20 by hand in warm water with dish washer soap and 90% of the stains came out. Price $2.50 pound plus shipping.

Michael’s email address is