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Why not weave your hair?

Here is a video by a hairdresser/historian of how to do a vestal virgin hair-do.

Skip to about the middle of the movie to get to the actual hair part.

I want everyone to do some version of this to themselves for our party!…=)

Thread: Strawbery Banke Museum May 1- October 31, 2012



Blow are snippets of the press release as posted at SB’s website. See the link below to read the entire thing.


“This exhibition portrays the people of Portsmouth, the way they lived and worked and the way they presented themselves to the world in the historic buildings that form the Strawbery Banke living history museum. The cut, heavy silk and brass buttons of Samuel Cutts’ suit speak to his Colonial prominence and explain why he would be the man who met with Paul Revere in Stoodley’s Tavern. The tiny cuffs and tiny buttons of Sarah Goodwin’s gown, made of the printed cotton woven at her husband (NH Governor) Ichabod Goodwin’s Steam Factory, echo what is known of her social position and household staff. The pink satin dress Patricia Brackett wore to the 1954 Portsmouth High School Junior Prom, displayed in the 1950s vignette in the Shapley-Drisco House, affirms that these are the clothes of real people who led real lives here.

Many of the items from the Museum’s Collection are displayed for the first time. As the pieces from the Museum collection are too fragile for permanent display and as the contemporary design will return to their creators, Thread is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Ikat & Patches

Check out this fun time lapse video of an Ikat project.

And this, my friends, is a grand way to turn a hole or a tear in your favorites clothes into a work of art!

Now get your hot pants on and start weaving!



Barn Loom, 42 inch, four harness (Watertown, MA)

Date: 2012-01-17, 5:13PM EST

Four-harness, six treadle barn loom, counter balanced, with bench. It has a 42″ weaving width with a 6 dent metal reed. The side of the frame is 72″ long and 66″ high. There is also an extra reed and a large bundle of extra string heddles. The loom was hand made by our father, and we are looking for an appreciative home. It is currently disassembled and located in Watertown, MA. Pick up only. Best Offer.

I saw this on Craigslist at

It may be dreamy….or it may not be.  I love that their dad made it.

Gaby Puma Sallo

Peruvian Weaving Demonstration & Sale with Gaby Puma Sallo


Friday, December 2nd 10am – 6pm

Saturday, December 3rd from 10am-6pm


The Riverwalk Bead Shop & Gallery
32 Elm Street ~ Amesbury, MA

With Gratitude

Dear NOBO friends,


Thank you.  It truly means so much to us to be surrounded by your love and support.


“What we once have enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us”.   Helen Keller


With Gratitude,

Kirsten, Justin and Mira


$10 for a beautiful DORSET X fleece

Middle Earth Farm ( in Amesbury MA has several dorset x sheep.  They have just been been given a fleece cut & this yummy wool needs a crafty new home.

A few of you lucky ladies have already claimed a fleece.  Would anyone else like one?  They will be right off of the sheep – so they will need to be cleaned.

Know any spinners who would like a new & affordable fleece?  Send them my way!