NOBO Handweavers

Runway Music

Margaret reported the music did not play, try this

Bow Weaving – Additional Information

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.
Materials list:
  • 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

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the September meeting have been posted. Please follow this link Nobo minutes 0922 or the Minutes Menu. Thanks Margaret for your edits and inputs.
If the audio background for the Fashion Show short video does not play for you, a sound clip has been added.

September Meeting

The illuminator has posted pictures from the meeting, this includes Dye Day, Fashion Show and Show and Share. A short video of the fashion show is here, including an appropriate music clip, you may need to download to view.

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the 8th Annual Anniversary Meeting are available here or select the Minutes page. Ladies of the and and Weft remain vacant, volunteer please.
Thanks to Deb, Diane, Margaret and Martha for their inputs and reviews.

May Meeting Images

The Illuminator has added the photographs from the May meeting. Included in the gallery are selected slides from Diane’s excellent presentation on her apprenticeship. Please select Galleries from the menu and then select the Sandra Gent album, pictures from April have been moved to an April folder.


Saori weaving in Worcester, MA

Penny has found another interesting event on Saori Weaving. Details are at this link A new menu item will be added for a more permanent place to list events in the near future.

Thanks Penny for the post.