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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Qualicum Sale: Friday, Sept 20th and Saturday, Sept 21st.

From: "sylviad@telus.net" <sylviad@telus.net>
Date: August 13, 2019 at 12:59:14 PM PDT
Subject: Gigantic Yarn Sale at Blow Out Prices
Could you please pass the following information onto your Guild members.

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners are holding a sale of yarns, knitting and weaving, plus weaving equipment, books and magazines.  We have so much inventory that we do not have any room in our Guild room, even with most of it in storage.  Yarns consist of cottons, wool, mohair, mixed blends and acrylics at really low prices.

The equipment that we have left is:

Electric Bobbin Winder
Rag and Ski Shuttles
Homemade Bench
Piano Bench                                      
Cottage Table LoomDrop Spindles,
Kniddy Knoddies.

The sale will be on September 20th and 21st from 10 am to 3 pm
The Commons (formerly Qualicum Elementary School)
744 Primrose St

Thank you

Sylvia Dwyer

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ANWG 2019 Prince George

Weaving Workshop: Qualicum W&S Guild October

FASHION FABRICS – take your weaving Beyond the Tea Towel

OR – Weave Yourself a Wardrobe
OCTOBER 19 AND 20, 2019
10:00 – 3:00 P.M.


Instructor Sharon Wickstrom of Homestead Haven – Sharon's focus throughout her long career as a weaver has been the creation of fabric for “CLOTHING”

This will be a round robin style workshop that will guide you through weaving a number of unique fabrics from deceptively easy to very impressive, in both 4 and 8 harness weave structures.

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of how basic 4-harness weave structures can be
compounded to create unique 8-harness weaves, how to add 4-sided borders to your project etc. You will also cover basic finishing of your fabrics, pitfalls to avoid, how to make up simple woven shapes into comfortable, wearable garments. Tips and techniques for cutting and sewing garments with your handwoven fabrics will also be discussed along with an assortment of finishing techniques to add style
to your handwoven creations.

$170.00 for the workshop plus a $55 material fee to be paid directly to the instructor

The $55 workshop lab fee will include your warp kit (mailed prior to the workshop, all weft yarns and the Workshop Reference Binder with samples.

For more information or to register
please contact Linda Raven lraven49@shaw.ca

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Felt workshops: June & September Laurie Steffler

Dear fibre friends,
I have 3 more workshops coming up this year:
I will be teaching:
June 11-16 at ANWG Prince George, 
2 day felting and dye painting scarf workshop along with 4 other smaller half day workshops.  Here is the link, there may be a few spots left.

Salt Spring Island 
Sept 1-2
Eco and Botanical dye printing on felted vest 

Sept 26-27 in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
The Community Arts Council of the Alberni Valley 
1 day nuno silk chiffon felt scarf workshop
1 day bags, bowls, vessels and hats felting and 3 D resist workshop
contact : Melissa Martin,   admincac@shawcable.com

Warm Regards 
Laurie Steffler

Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Wool Shop, Parksville. Closing Sale 50% Clearance

 Nelly Kazenbroot Thu, 18 Apr

My Mom, Cathy Kazenbroot, has been running The Wool Shop in Parksville for the 35 years. She is now retiring, so we will be having a huge 50% clearance sale to close up the shop by the end of May.
We will be open on Fridays and Saturdays and one other week day for the month of May, from 10-5 pm. and we will be advertising the extra hours on Facebook and in the newspapers. We will also be put a recording with the new hours onto our phone. If you have any questions, you can email me at this address.

Thanks so much,
Nelly Kazenbroot

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Qualicum Weavers and Spinners 

are holding a spring show and sale featuring handwoven clothing, household linens, knitted and felted items in natural fibres.

April 5 - 6th from 10 am to 4 pm.
Demonstrations of weaving and spinning, a silent auction of member's handiwork.  

Free admission to all members of the public and is wheel chair friendly.

The Commons (formerly Qualicum Elementary School)
744 Primrose Street,

Thank you
Sylvia Dwyer