New Hampshire Weavers Guild
MARCH 21, 2018


Teacher: Linda Lincoln

We will be winding up our exploration of float work
placemats with a class presentation of the weaving done
since the introductory class in October 2017. 

The homework done by the class will be presented, discussion
will follow with problems encountered, suggestions for
future work on the structure, ways to modify patterns
chosen, different ways to use patterns, i.e.: borders, and the
difference that yarn size makes to define patterns.

Bring the placemats you have woven, cut apart but not
washed. Bring 10 copies of your draft, each with a sample
if you have it (a photo is a perfect substitute), one for each
member of the class, one for the teacher, and one for the

Materials fee: none                    Session 2 of 2

Linda loved the challenge of being handed a problem to
solve, so planning a pattern to fit into the warp number was
more fun than she could say. She ended up with at least
four possibilities, and narrowing it down to one was
impossible, so Linda ended up with two! Weaving has been
her passion since the late 70's, and she finds herselfwith
more ideas than time will ever permit. Having finished her
position as President of the Guild, she finds that she has
more time to weave, and has tried to weave every day,
accomplishing more than she ever imagined.

Teacher: Jane Perkins

Using simple tools—a lucet, an octagon, fingers—learn
to make cords and braids. Why? For hanging tabs on
towels, to coordinate with jewelry pendants, to sew into
rugs or coasters, to edge pincushions, and, and, and…

Bring thrums of knitting and weaving yarns, small scissors,
and a tapestry needle. Instructor will provide rosewood
lucet, octagon tool with weight, yarns, and descriptive

Suitable for all levels.

Materials fee: $8.00                    1 Session

Jane loves fiber and using it in different ways. She
knits, crochets, embroiders, ply split braids, quilts, and, of
course, weaves.

Teacher: Lisa Davy

This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn to
dye wool with nontoxic but permanent dyes, in the colors
of your choice. We will use one or two methods, but will
also discuss other ways of dyeing that will allow you to go
home and experiment in your own kitchen! You are
welcome to bring your own protein (wool, silk, animal)
fiber or yarn to dye, but some undyed fiber will be

Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting stained.

Suitable for all levels.

Materials fee: $5.00                    1 Session

Lisa has been spinning for over 20 years. It was a
necessity as her addiction to wool caused her to learn any
art that uses wool. She has taken many classes at various
fiber fairs and shops and has taught many classes at schools
and to private groups. Lisa is always looking to learn
something new and spread her love of the wool arts to
anyone who is willing to learn.


Moderator: Connie Gray

In honor of our 80th year of NHWG, let's look back at
the history of those who went before us to establish our
wonderful Guild. In this discussion and "story-telling"
WHW session, let's share our past, and remember those
weavers who came before us. Pull out your memories and
stories, funny and serious, of those who made our Guild
what it is today. Entertain and educate our new, younger
members with tales of members from the past—like
Margaret Carter, Bessie Swain, Ernesta Lacey, Win Shaw,
Harriet Mitiguey, Frank Irvine, two Barbara’s—Bennett &
Cowdrey—and as many as we can recall! 

Bring photos and stories to share.

Having learned many crafts "at my mother’s knee,"
Connie has enjoyed many fiber arts/crafts most of her life.
Currently her favorites are: teaching—weaving on little and
big looms (Inkle to floor looms) and Polymer Clay–that
addicting material, so easy to make into jewelry, vessels,
tiny books, and other items. Connie also enjoys taking workshops 

and may be known as a "workshop junkie!"



Inspiration to start our 80th year—samples woven from
the drawdowns in the John Landes manuscript, 1801.

In the 1990's, a number of weavers, primarily from Southern
California wove samples in many different structures from
the Landes manuscript that is in the collection of The
Philadelphia Museum of Art and that was popularized by a
publication of Mary Meigs Atwater in the 1920's. This is

the meeting of the year to bring your camera with you.

Unfamiliar with the manuscript? See it in color at Search "collections" and enter 1907-212
in the accession number space.

This lecture will be presented by NHWG member Jayne
Flanagan, who is also a member of Complex Weavers'
Early Weaving Books and Manuscripts Study Group, which
is led by Marjie Thompson. That study group was, and still
is, a major driving force for the annual Weaving History
Conference in Clayton, NY, which is now in its 24th year Jayne attended the conference at
which this lecture was originally presented. She is also an
avid sampler and sample collector, and was inspired by this
collection's diversity and possibilities.

APRIL 18, 2018



The Guild is 80! Come celebrate with us in a morning
of touring the Guild's exhibit in the Kimball-Jenkins
mansion.  Then buy something you didn't know you needed at
the Silent Auction. 

After lunch, enjoy birthday cake and ice cream and a 

slide show presentation of Guild history. 

Learn more about our Guild as none of us was there at the


MAY 16, 2018


Teacher: Maureen Hoffman

Sometimes that weaving inspiration hits at the most
inopportune time. Now with iWeaveIt, you can use your
phone or tablet to design on the go. iWeaveIt is a
drawdown app for Apple or Android that lets you create a
design and then save, print and email the file. It creates
WIF files that can be used in your other weaving software

We’ll go through the basics of how to use the
entry level program and investigate what the additional
add-on apps have to offer. 

Feel free to just come to look or bring your phone or 

tablet with iWeaveIt installed.

Materials fee: $2.00                    1 Session

Maureen is currently the Webmaster for the NHWG
website. Learning to weave and learning to use a personal
computer happened about the same time in the early 80's
for Maureen who loves to weave all kinds of things as long
as they are colorful.

Teacher: Marjie Thompson

The Landes samples were wonderful to view but how
do you use those pretty pictures in his book? Yes, we've all
heard "This block can be done in a bunch of different
structures." You nod yes when, really, all this is flying over
your head. Come learn how to really understand how to put
block weaves to work for you.

Working with weaving manuscripts including Landes,
printed books, and textiles, everyone will learn to
recognize a block. 

This class is suitable for all weaverswith at least four shafts 

on their loom.

Bring graph paper, pencils, and erasers.

Materials fee: $1.00                    1 Session

Marjie, jack-of-all trades and constant inventor of
classes, likes to weave "old stuff" and that now extends to
the not-so-old but still antique mid-20th century weaving.

Teacher: Jayne Flanagan

There is a lot to consider when weaving plain weave,
whether it is woven by itself, as ground for other
structures, or as one of its variations. We will discuss
balanced and unbalanced plain weave, "finding" plain
weave in complicated drafts, and considerations for
different yarns and fibers. Balanced plain weave is the

simplest structure and demands consistency; even weather
changes can cause different results. We'll talk about how
loom geometry and tension affect the web, and finally,
some fun ways to break the rules with special reeds and
other techniques. 

Bring a pick glass (if you have one), note
taking materials and any fascinating plain weave pieces
you have to show and tell. 

Suitable for all levels.

Materials fee: $2.00                    1 Session

Jayne has been hand weaving and spinning since the
early 1970's. She enjoys the attention to detail, the
planning, the tools and processes of creating anything
useful by hand. She is the Treasurer of the Guild, and a
member ofMainely Weavers, as well as several other
guilds and study groups.


Facilitator: Linda Lincoln

Take down exhibit and set up for pot luck.


Join us for the Annual Pot Luck Luncheon, fashion show, and show
and tell. Bring a dish to share, your own plate and utensils,
and your weaving to show off. 

This meeting will also see the return of the items from the April show 

in the Kimball-Jenkins manor house so please attend or make 

arrangements for someone to pick up your items.