NOBO (NOrth of BOston) Handweavers evolved from a spirited collection of fiber artists that gathered for the first time in April of 2008, to simply talk about weaving and see what the outcome would be. We are now a committed group of over 30 members.
Our ongoing purpose is to bring weavers together as we form an ever-growing, supportive fiber community where members learn from and share with one another all aspects of the art of handweaving. NOBO Handweavers offer an enticing program of events, by way of teachings that come from the depths of our members’ vast experiences, fascinations, and imaginations. We regularly bring in diverse speakers involved in the fiber world, offering presentations that run a broad spectrum, such as the history of weaving and its antique textiles to the current interest in recycled materials. We participate in projects that educate others about handweaving: our traveling exhibit that is installed in public venues, weaving demonstrations, and involvement with the UN declared International Year of Natural Fibres 2009.