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NOBO Table display at NEWS

For those of you who missed it, here is a photo of our Guild display at NEWS.

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Kathie did an amazing job! It was the best table there!

Fiber Revival

What a perfect summer day for the Fiber Revival last Saturday! The event was a huge success, and kudos to all of the organizers and helpers especially Kelly Rota. Our NOBO table was visited by many friends and curious passersby. Hopefully, we will see some new faces at the next guild meeting on September 25th at the Newbury Public Library in Byfield. Many thanks to Kathie and Martha for their demos pictured here. Also thanks to Diane, Ellen, Fran and Peg for representing our group.image

Nobo Exhibit at the Georgetown Peabody Library

Handwoven items by Guild members will be on display at the Georgetown Peabody Library during the months of April and May. The library is located at 2 Maple Street in Georgetown, MA. Library hours can be found on the Library’s website: http://georgetownpl.org
Demonstrations are planned during school vacation week. Further details are forthcoming.

Memories of Dye Day

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A perfect summer day…pondering the mystery dye…smiles and hugs and laughs…my special wooden tags…a riot of color on the fence…onion skins doing their magic…spinning in the shade…Peg’s beautiful walking stick…mixing it up with tansy then indigo…frogs in the dyepot…”I didn’t think I was interested in dyeing”…a coffee ice cream soda from Hodgies!

Nobo is hosting an All Natural Dye Day!

When: Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 am until approx. 3 pm
Where: Kathleen Corcoran’s home in Amesbury
What to bring:

1. No more than 1 pound of protein fiber skeined into four 4 oz. skeins
2. Fiber should be mordanted in advance unless you use Terry’s indigo dye pot. Instructions will be given in an rsvp email to participants
3. Bring mordanted fiber wet stored in plastic bags
4. Wear old clothes and bring rubber gloves
5. Bring a brown bag lunch

The advance team will prepare dye pots BASED ON THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. Please rsvp to Eileen no later than Wednesday, Aug 21. We will also address any concerns at the Thursday NOBO meeting. Please indicate:

-your contact information
-if you are experienced and have extra equipment to bring (pots, stoves, scales, etc)
-if you want to bring an extra mordanted skein to share with a guest
-if you want to bring a prepared dye pot containing a natural dye

We hope this will be a fun day, full of experiments and camaraderie. Hope you can make it.

Workshops Offered by Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild

There are currently openings in workshops offered by the Nashoba Valley Weavers’ Guild to be given on Oct. 27 & 28:

Polymer Clay Buttons with Connie Gray

Zentangle with Jean Theurkauf

Finger Weaving with Pam Engberg

Kumihimo with Judith Shangold

Location will be the Westford Museum in Westford, MA

Check out www.nvwg.org for further details.

 

Weavers’ Guild of Boston Morning Workshops

It’s still not too late to sign up for morning workshops with the Weavers’ Guild of Boston. The link for more information is:
http://www.weaversguildofboston.org/MorningWorkshops.htm

The workshop entitled More Than Red Tape covers weaving on an inkle loom. Some of you may not be aware that the new publication, The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory was illustrated by our member, Kathie Kelleher. The other classes offered this Wdnesday, September 12th are Tapestry in 3 sessions (next 2 sessions offered in October and November), Flower Corsage and Color Grid.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.