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Barbara Parry to Present to NOBO on Thursday October 23rd at 7 pm – Open to the Public

From Terry Anderson:

Hi everyone,

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on a farm dedicated to raising sheep and producing heavenly yarns? Well, here’s your opportunity to find out. NOBO is pleased to present Barbara Parry as she shares her experiences living and working on Springdelle Farm, which she’s captured in a the wonderful book Adventures In Yarn Farming. This should be an interesting talk and will be open to the public. 

Foxfire Fiber and Designs at Springdelle Farm



Fiber Revival

Fiber Revival is almost here.  Go to for more details



When Being a Fiber Artist Was Dangerous!

NOBO Meeting Thursday May 24

The meeting this Thursday, May 24th, 7-9 pm, is at Loom with a View. We are very excited to hear Nathanial Needle’s presentation on Saori weaving and the Saori Worcester program.  To preview  their website please go to 
If there is time we will be conducting a short business meeting and Show and Share.  See you there!  (No incense allowed)

NOBO 4th Anniversary Celebration!

NOBO Handweaver’s 4th anniversary celebration is April 26, 7-9 pm at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury. There is plenty of parking available. We will have a short ceremony to recognize the change of court positions before the presentation of Linda Cortright, editor and publisher of Wild Fibers Magazine. Other than the collection of dues, which are $25 (please pay by check or cash placed in an envelope with your name), all business will be on hold until our May meeting.

This is a potluck meeting, and you must bring home all leftovers, if any.

Also, there will be a donation box. All proceeds will go towards feeding the MSPCA foster animals at the farm. However, payment for the use of this great space is for guild members to help out for a few hours each during the summer weaving program for children. This is the program Kathy James has been involved with for many years. More on this in May.

Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm
5 Little’s Way
Newbury, MA 01951
Take I-95 to Route 113, Newburyport. Route 113 turns into Route 1A (High Road). Follow Route 1A for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto Little’s Lane

NOBO Meeting Thursday March 22 at 7 pm

Next NOBO meeting “Sewing with Handwovens” presentation by Sharon Baker 7 pm Thursday March 22

Sharon Baker has been a weaver for 12 years and a seamstress for 44. It isn’t surprising therefore that her first weaving project was fabric for a jacket, and she had no fear of cutting into the cloth despite the fact that it was the warp from Hades. She named the jacket “Coming Unraveled” and won the HGA Award from her guild that year. She is passionate about sewing with handwoven fabric and loves to welcome weavers to the fold. Come look at her garments, listen to their stories, and bring your own to show and talk about, with gentle analysis where appropriate.

NOBO Meeting February 23 at 7 p.m.


Leah Antinick and Nancie Glazer will be presenting to NOBO on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Their talk will include a brief history of buttons with slides showing the many different types of materials used to make them. They will also talk about buttons as a hobby and bring some of their collection to the meeting for sale.

Leah has been a button collector for over 20 years, a dealer at local button shows for the past 4 years as well as selling buttons, antique sewing items and textiles at the Brimfield Antique Show for the past 8 years. Nancy has been collecting buttons since 1980 while studying clothing history and costuming. Nancy travels the country to do national shows and enjoys finding button collections in unusual places.

Both Leah and Nancie are members of the National Button Society, Northeast Regional Button Association, Massachusetts State Button Society as well as the Metropolitan Button Club which meets monthly in Arlington, MA.