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

Friday, March 13, 2020

Destash-Restash Sale Cancelled Saturday March 14 2020

The Board of Cedar Community Hall made the decision to close the hall to functions and as ours was going to happen tomorrow we are the first function cancelling an event.

If you know someone who was planning to go please pass the information on.

Many thanks, Elspeth Anderson

President of the Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Hattersley loom to donate

From a forwarded letter;

From: drcolin@gmail.com
To: "softwear" <softwear@shaw.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 10:46:12
Subject: New Message (sent by contact form at Salt Spring Island Weavers and Spinners Guild)

Name: Colin Wilson
E-Mail: drcolin@gmail.com
Subject: Hattersley loom to donate.

Message: Good morning,

Years ago my uncle brought a Hattersley loom from Scotland and we are now needing to pass it on. It was a project that needs refinishing but I have pretty much all the components for the loom on a rolling cart. It’s probably 75% complete.

Rather than turning it into scrap metal, I’d like to see if I could donate it to a weaving group here on Vancouver Island.

If you have contacts for someone who may be able to direct me where I can send photos and info on the loom, it would be much appreciated.

Thank you

Colin Wilson

Neither the Salt Spring Island Guild or Tzouhalem Guild are interested, neither is Mid Island Guild.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Destash Sale March 2020

Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild’s

Bi-annual Destash - Restash Sale

March 14th. 2020

9:30 to 2pm

Spinning Fibre, Weaving materials, Equipment, almost
anything that you can think of. Great deals, great fun.

Cedar Community Hall

2388 Cedar Rd.

From the north- come off the Parkway onto Cedar Rd, 
turn right after going across the Nanaimo River bridge
to stay on Cedar Rd. go approx 4km , hall is on Left, 
opposite the cemetery.
From the south-turn onto Cedar Rd. at the lights just south 
of the airport, stay on Cedar Rd, the hall will be on
your Right, opposite the cemetery.

More info or for table rental

Contact Kathy McDonald 250-722-2150


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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2 Looms for sale

From: Janette Lorimer <janettelorimer@gmail.com>
Date: October 15, 2019 at 3:30:36 PM PDT
Subject: Fwd: 2 looms for sale

Wondered if anyone in your guilds are interested.

Subject: 2 looms for sale

Ane-Marie is selling her 2 looms.  A Woolhouse 8 shaft and a Leclerc Fanny 4 shaft, photos attached. $300 each.

Please contact Ane-Marie if you are interested or have any questions.


 45" Leclerc 4 Shaft

45" 8 Shaft Woolhouse Loom