Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) Guild

This is the Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) blog page. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month during the fall/winter/spring (September through to June). Meetings are now being held at the library downtown on Commercial St upstairs in their meeting room. Guests are welcome to come...bring your knitting, spinning wheel or other fibre addictions. Meetings usually consist of 5 minutes of business, show and tell (bring something), tea and cookies, and some sort of workshop, seminar or talk where you will learn something fibry and interesting.
We now have an email address: MIWSGuild at gmail.com

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Hi everyone,


We are moving to a new blog, which can be found here https://guildmiws.blogspot.com/

This blog will be left up for archive purposes. Look forwards to seeing everyone on the new site!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dogwood Traditional Rug Hookers Demonstration and Presentation

The Dogwood Traditional Rug Hookers will be giving a presentation at the Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild meeting on Wednesday, November 6th in the HarbourFront Library in Nanaimo starting at 6pm. The meeting runs until 8pm.

To see some of their amazing work follow the The link:
to their Facebook page.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Meeting held on: April 4, 2018 at Saint Paul’s Church, Nanaimo

Call to order: 7:05

Guild Executive: Linda Van Os President
________________ Vice-President
Crystal Treasurer
Jeannette Secretary
Liz Web Master

Guild members in attendance: Margo, Liz, Heather, Margaret, Jeannette,Debbie, Joyce, Linda, Elspeth


  1. Who has the written guild policies/procedures?

  1. Membership list needs completing - Linda

TREASURER’S REPORT: not available


  1. Card sent to Anne Fiddick (room#26 G floor rehab): Elspeth

  1. Nettles Workshop: Liz

  1. Discussion with regards to “business” and what should/needs to be looked at/revised by the guild at the May AGM. Topics raised so far: book reports by members, monetary policies/procedures regarding program(s), job description for executive positions, equipment list updates, financial reporting monthly/quarterly, library inventory updates, bi-monthly business meetings ,hostess duties, adding a membership person to the executive.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on May 2, 2018

Hostesses for the ­­­­­­May meeting will be Margo + Lynne.

Please remember that if you are unable to fulfill your duties as hostess to arrange with another guild member to take your place in advance of the meeting date.

Program for the May meeting: Joyce – beaded lace


Elspeth – twined baskets, handspun

Debbie – hand dyed/woven tea towels

Jeannette – knit baby sweater/booties/hat

Margaret – handspun

Margo – UFO felt to give away

Liz – boucle yarn samples

Heather – boucle handspun

Joyce – knit shawl (wingspan pattern), knit baby sac

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March Meeting March 7th

Our February Meeting is Wednesday the 7th of March

We are meeting at The Modern Cafe at 5:30 for those who would like to join us.

 We will have two guest speakers doing a presentation on Mushroom dyeing. Eleni Harvalias and Martha Holmes. Martha is in my tapestry group and Eleni is the daughter -in- law of an old weaving and spinning Friend from Richmond Guild.

The hostesses this Month are Linda and Debbie