Barbara Herbster lives in Manchester by the Sea, MA. Her pleasure is teaching and sharing the excitement and knowledge of weaving with others. Her work has a contemporary direction which she achieves through clean design and a strong sense of color.
Barbara has a BS degree in Art Education from Montclair State University in NJ and has been teaching and lecturing in New England for 35 years.
Major commitments at Cambridge Artist Co-operative http://www.cambridgeartistscoop.com/BarbaraHPrices.htm, (a juried Art and Craft Gallery), and Sign of the Dove, (a seasonal co-operative celebrating 36 years) keep her aware of the latest trends. Shuttle Song, supplies hats, scarves and shawls to galleries in MA, NH, NJ, NY and CT.
Barbara’s woven work has appeared in numerous articles for “Handwoven Magazine” (a magazine of world wide distribution designed to raise hand weaving awareness) and her chenille shawl is pictured on the cover of Interweave Press’ “Design Collection #19”. In an article for Handweavers’ Guild of America she led a learning exchange about Bamboo yarn for wavers.
She enjoys designing for galleries and commissions for public spaces.