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Nancy Niemeyer is the weaver, knitter and teacher at Measured Threads, a fiber arts studio, and she teaches in the Cincinnati area. She’s been knitting incessantly since 2004 when she first picked up size 13 knitting needles, a ball of fun fur yarn and proceeded to knit, rip out and reknit a scarf (cast on 15, knit every row, bind off when you are almost out of yarn). After many projects using all techniques from simple garter stitch to cables, intarsia, fairisle and complicated lace patterns (and learning to fix many mistakes along the way), she began to spread the knitting love by teaching others individually or in small groups.
She began weaving on a rigid heddle loom in 2009 and started teaching rigid heddle weaving to friends in 2010 and at local yarn shops in 2012. She joined the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati in 2012 and learned to weave on a floor loom from the expert weavers there. Her studio has grown to include 5 rigid heddle looms, a 4 shaft table loom, a 4 shaft floor loom, a an 8 shaft floor loom, 2 spinning wheels and an abundance of yarn and knitting needles.
Her newest fiber adventure is getting a brand spanking new circular (or cylindrical) sock machine (commonly knows as a CSM) made by the Erlbacher Gearhart Knitting Machine Co. In 2010 they starting selling reproductions of CSMs they made by reverse engineering an antique Gearhart CSM. She have become the proud owners of one of their “Pink Ladies” a pink version of their fire engine red “speedster” machine. Look for posts on CSM sock knitting soon!
Nancy is currently teaching knitting and rigid heddle weaving classes at Silk Road Textiles in College Hill, rigid heddle weaving at the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati and at The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn) in Mariemont. She can schedule private or group lessons at your home, in her home studio or other agreed upon location. Floor Loom classes/mentoring are done at your location, on your loom.