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 held in the hall of St. Paul's Chruch downtown Nanaimo (across from the Dorchester Hotel - the entrance is on the other side of the church at 100 Chapel St, across the street from the new condos). 7:00 pm. 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

Monday, September 26, 2016

St. Paul's Church renovations are ready for us!


Photo by Chris Bush for Nanaimo News
The renovations are done and we can move back into our regular meeting space starting now.  The renovations are great!  The space is bright and well designed.  The architects were also very clever about how they integrated the old outside wall into the inside corridor.  Come see for yourself.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Drop-in spin-in continues this fll.


Drop in for a social evening of spinning (or bring your knitting or....) 7.p.m. 80 Chapel St (our temporary home).

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Surface design group show

https://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/13516907/834707959/name/tosh%20show.pdf

September 7/16 Guild minutes

Sept 7, 2016 MIWSG MINUTES

Meeting called to order 7:02 p.m.
Attendance: Lynne (president) Heather, Linda, Jeannette (secretary) Sharon, Margo (librarian) Autumn, Darlene, Debbie, Liz
Guest: Klare (who is looking to purchase a 36/45” table loom)
Treasurers Report: (June pot luck silent auction money outstanding), Crystal has dropped off the rent cheque for September 2016 to January 2017
Library Report: new Spin-Off magazine (Sharon borrowed)
Old Business: Membership Cards – Kathy (work in progress)
Phamplets – Kathy (work in progress)
Welcome Letter: draft form completed by Liz. Changes noted, Liz will finalize and publish to the blog.
Tentative booking for Sylvia Olsen knitting workshop: Nov 19 or 26. Liz will contact Sylvia to confirm date, prices, supplies etc.
New Business: welcome to new member Marie-Jeanne.
Show + Tell: Lynne: Egyptian Textile Museum Book
Autumn: Salish loom
Marie-Jeanne: hand washed, carded, spun blanket
Jeannette: Christmas stocking
Sharon: quilt
Debbie: mad weave mat, bowl
Liz: cedar hat making
Heather: woven tapestry
Margo: market bag samples

Workshops in Lynden Washington

Hello Fiber Enthusiasts,

Fibers and Beyond 2016 is coming soon, and we are excited about the workshops, exhibits, and the weavers’ sale that will be part of it.  Come visit us in Lynden WA in October at the Jansen Art Center!

Sheri Ward
Fibers and Beyond 2016 Committee



And here’s information about one of the workshops, especially for those of you who may be thinking about learning to weave or want to know more about rigid heddle weaving!

Rigid Heddle Weaving with Joanne Hall, Saturday, Oct. 15, 9-4:30



The loom and all supplies are provided for this beginning weaving class.  Rigid heddle weaving is easy to learn and fast to weave.  The loom is very portable and affordable.  You will learn to set up the loom and to weave.  In this day-long class you will become a weaver and in the process you will weave a scarf.   You will learn about selecting yarns, putting them on the loom, preparing the yarn for weaving, using shuttles, weaving techniques and finishing techniques.  You will learn enough to weave on your own after the class.

For experienced weavers, there will be a display of more advanced weaving techniques and discussion of pattern weaving using two heddles.

Joanne Hall is a weaver, teacher and author. Joanne started the Elkhorn Mountains Weaving Studio in Montana City, Montana, where she weaves tapestries and teaches weaving classes. 

For this class, registration is $85, and there is a materials fee of $35.


Other classes that still have openings are:
·      Deflected Double Weave with Liz Moncrief
·      3-D Design & Surface Manipulation on Felt with Flora Carlile Kovacs
·      Band Weaving & Back Strap with Joanne Hall
·      Nuno Felted Scarf with Flora Carlile Kovacs

More information about these workshops is on the Jansen’s website, and all registrations are through the Jansen Art Center, at www.jansenartcenter.org/shop 


 


Hello Fiber Enthusiasts,

Fibers and Beyond 2016 is coming soon, and we are excited about the workshops, exhibits, and the weavers’ sale that will be part of it.  Come visit us in Lynden WA in October at the Jansen Art Center!

Sheri Ward
Fibers and Beyond 2016 Committee



And here’s information about one of the workshops, especially for those of you who may be thinking about learning to weave or want to know more about rigid heddle weaving!

Rigid Heddle Weaving with Joanne Hall, Saturday, Oct. 15, 9-4:30



The loom and all supplies are provided for this beginning weaving class.  Rigid heddle weaving is easy to learn and fast to weave.  The loom is very portable and affordable.  You will learn to set up the loom and to weave.  In this day-long class you will become a weaver and in the process you will weave a scarf.   You will learn about selecting yarns, putting them on the loom, preparing the yarn for weaving, using shuttles, weaving techniques and finishing techniques.  You will learn enough to weave on your own after the class.

For experienced weavers, there will be a display of more advanced weaving techniques and discussion of pattern weaving using two heddles.

Joanne Hall is a weaver, teacher and author. Joanne started the Elkhorn Mountains Weaving Studio in Montana City, Montana, where she weaves tapestries and teaches weaving classes. 

For this class, registration is $85, and there is a materials fee of $35.


Other classes that still have openings are:
·      Deflected Double Weave with Liz Moncrief
·      3-D Design & Surface Manipulation on Felt with Flora Carlile Kovacs
·      Band Weaving & Back Strap with Joanne Hall
·      Nuno Felted Scarf with Flora Carlile Kovacs

More information about these workshops is on the Jansen’s website, and all registrations are through the Jansen Art Center, at www.jansenartcenter.org/shop 



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Saturday, September 3, 2016

First Meeting for the Fall 2016 - September 7th

We're back.....come and join us Wednesday Sept 7th, 7 p.m..  Remember we are still in our temporary space at 80 Chapel Street. See you there.
For those who want to get together for dinner beforehand...Dinner at  Gabrielle’s Gourmet  Cafe  on Commercial Street at 5:30.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Annual Pot luck June 1st

 Our Annual June Meeting to wind up the year is June the first at 6pm. There will be a silent auction and people can bring food to share as well as show and tell and something for the silent auction. Just for June it will be held at
"Fiddick's Farm BB" or go to www.island.net/~fiddick there are written
instructions to get here on the webpage if they do not have GPS or
Google map on their phone.
See address below
See everyone on June 1st !
Anne

Fiddick's Farm BB
1431 Ivor Road
Cedar-by-the-Sea
Nanaimo BC V9X 1P7
phone 250-722-2507
cell 250-619-8003