NOBO Handweavers

April Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the April meeting have been posted. Please use this link or select Minutes from the menu.

This was our 9th Anniversary Meeting and included a special tribute to Betsy, one of the founding members of our Guild.

The illuminator has posted images from the April meeting.The minutes include pictures of Show and Share. The pictures this month are exclusively from Vicki White’s Hill Institute Master Weavers Presentation. Select galleries from the menu bar then select Sandra’s albums and the April sub album.

Salisbury Public Library Display

For information on the SPL display please
click this link NOBO Show at SPL.

15 Minutes of Inspiration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUotyWs4etE

Everyone has creativity within.  A TEDx talk on “Climbing your Hidden Ladder”.

– Submitted by request from NOBO’s Most Royal Scribe 

Mother of All Farmers Markets

New England’s best Farmers Market (according to Yankee Magazine) happens in Coventry Connecticut, at the Nathan Hale Homestead. The Coventry Farmers Market usually fields fifty to seventy vendors, from vegetables (imagine!) to meat, fish, baked goods, sandwiches, soups, flowers, and more.

The kicker to this farmers market is their event schedule, which has yet to be published for 2017. The prime event for us usually occurs toward the end of September – the Fiber Fest. In addition to the regular vendors, twenty or so fiber people come in selling everything from sheep and alpaca roving, yarn, knitted goods, woven goods, and more.

Please keep an eye out for the Fiber Fest to show up on their events schedule and take a day trip to mid-Connecticut. I think you’ll like it.

 

TED Talks for the Fiber Arts Lover

I wanted to put this up here for posterity. It duplicates the content of the email I sent out a few days ago, so no need to duplicate your efforts.

Six TED Talks for the Fiber Arts Lover

 

March Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the meeting have been posted, please use this link or select Minutes from the menu bar.

Thanks to Margaret and Penny for their edits and corrections, and Terry for the list of events.

A special thank-you to Fran for an excellent presentation on the ups and downs of Double Weave. In addition to the presentation, Fran brought in a 4 shaft table loom with a pick up pattern and samples of all the techniques. Fran’s presentation covered switching foreground and background, weaving tubes, weaving double width and using pick up sticks for complex decorative patterns. Thank-you Fran!