The next meeting is Thursday December 1st. The preliminary agenda is:
- 6:30 gather
- 7-7:30 pot luck
- 7:30. -7:45- old biz
- NEWS update with project update
- Library update and presentation ideas
- Bag project
- 7:45-8 new biz
- ? Study group?
- Treasurers report
- 8-8:25. Bow weaving wrap up
- 8:25-8:30 January presentation
- 8:30-9:00 Yankee Swap
Here is a link to official Yankee Swap Rules.
Suggested $$ amount $10 …ish?
Deb has a 48 inch sectional warp beam one yard circumference available, for sale, for an AVL loom. Deb is in the Boston area and the beam must be picked up in this area.
If you are interested please contact Deb by phone 617-731-0941 or email at
Minutes from the business section of the meeting on October 27th have been posted. Please use this link or select Minutes from the menu bar.
Thanks to Margaret and Penny for their edits.
Terry provided the following information regarding NEWS
I just want to bring you up to date on NEWS. For those of you who are not familiar with it, NEWS stands for New England Weavers Seminar.
NEWS is held every other year at Smith College in Northampton, MA. In 2017 it will be held from July 13 – 16.
As members of NOBO you will be getting an email (probably early next year) with a brochure of the classes being held, prices, and information on accommodations should you choose to attend all 4 days of the seminar.
Registration for NEWS will be primarily online – though for 2017 they will accept mailed in registrations. Registration will open in February.NEWS_Gallery_Fashion_Shows.pdf
Please contact either Kathleen Corcoran or Vicki White if you have any questions regarding NEWS, they are our NEWS reps.
Last, but not least by any means, the guild always has a table in which we display items we have made. We like that table to have a theme. We plan on exhibiting the table cloth that most of us participated in. To complement it we are thinking it would be nice to weave table linens in a neutral color – just white or cream or ivory. You may use any texture you want, however.
Also, at some point there will be a call for volunteers. Every guild that participates in NEWS is asked to send volunteers to kind of watch over the items in exhibits.
The illuminator has posted images from the October meeting. A bow weaving instructional session was the main topic for this meeting. Select galleries from the menu bar then select Sandra’s albums and the October sub album.
A bunch of people signed up for the Bow Weaving workshop, that Vicki and I will be conducting, at the next regularly schedule NOBO meeting – October 27. We will be making a bracelet.
We will be providing the bow looms, a needle for weaving, a spacer to keep the warp threads separated, and findings for the clasp. The materials fee will be $5.
What we ask all of you to do is to prepare the warp ahead of the workshop.
- 3/2 or 5/2 Pearl cotton. If you do not own any and want to avoid having to buy a full cone, you can use DMC pearl cotton No. 3 (which is equivalent to the 3/2s, you’ll need two skeins) or No. 5 (which is equivalent to the 5/2s, 1 skein should be sufficient).
- #6 glass beads
- Both the DMC and the beads can be found at AC Moore, JoAnns, or Michaels.
What you need to do:
- Cut 5 4 feet long strands for the warp
- Tie them together with an overhand knot, about an inch form the end.
- String 100 beads on each of two of the warp ends.
- Then tie a slip knot at the open end of the warp – you don’t want 200 beads hitting the floor!
The best way to string the beads is to use a dental floss threader, such as this. You can get them at CVS, Walgreens, RiteAid, etc.
Just so you know what to look for, if you opt to buy DMC pearl cotton use these links for Size 3
and Size 5
IMPORTANT: We need to know if you are interested so that we can have a loom for you. If you signed up at the meeting, then no need to ‘sign up’ again. But we NEED to hear from those who were not at the meeting but wish to participate!!!
Thanks, Terry and Vicki