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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Distaff Day Jan 6th


Vancouver Island Fibre Fest is coming once again! May 4, 5 & 6, 2018!



Vancouver Island Fibre Fest is coming once again!  May 4, 5 & 6, 2018!  This year's workshops include:
Sylvia Olsen       Knitting (Coast Salish Technique)
Diana Twiss        Spinning
Laurie Steffler   Felting
Jody Richards    Needle Felting
Jackee Thaysen Quilting
Jane Ireland       Fabric Dyeing (Indigo dyeing)
Freda Jackson    Rug Hooking
  
We are putting the call out to the vendors this week and will be posting them on the Vancouver Island Fibre Fest website in the New Year! Keep checking the website for updates on workshops, vendors and more.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Donated dyes for our silent auction on Dec 6th

This a list of donated dyes stuff. if you are interested please let me know or Elspeth know ahead of time as Elspeth is storing it for us. $600 worth of dyes that the lady flying out of the country didnt want to pour out.
Elspeth kindly categorized it all for us. I am interested in some of the Procion H dyes.

Procion ‘H’ Liquid Dyes

Non-toxic Fibre Reactive steam or microwave set dye. Used mainly for silk painting and microwave dyeing techniques. Comes in a ready to use liquid state

Type
Name
Quantity (1L bottles)
Notes
Procion H
P675 Forest
2/3 bottle

Unknown
P470
½ +
No label; violet or purple
Procion H
P740 Soft brown
1/3






Type
Name
Quantity (500mL bottles)
Notes
Procion H
P225 Cherry
~166mL (1/3)

Procion H
P527 Cornflower Blue
~400mL
2 bottles
Procion H
P527 Cornflower Blue
~150mL
Procion H
P475 Purple
~450mL

Procion H
P745 Dark Taupe
~300mL

Procion H
P727 Chestnut
~300mL

Procion H
P170 Burnt orange
~300mL

Procion H
P680 Flagstone
~350mL

Procion H
P725 Mahogany
~200mL

Procion H
P415 Violine
~50mL

Procion H
P050 Bright Yellow
500mL
2 bottles
Procion H
P050 Bright Yellow
500mL
Procion H
P675 Forest Green
~90ml
In Pebeo bottle with white label
Procion H
P470 Dark Purple
~75mL
In Pebeo bottle with white label



Pebeo Soie Liquid Dyes
Concentrated dyes for silk Fabric textile paints:

Type
Name of colour
Quantity (1L bottles)
Notes
Pebeo Soie
Cherry
~200mL
Name # Cherry
Product # 08
Pebeo Soie
Jade
~500mL
Name # Jade
Product # 33
Pebeo Soie
Sun Yellow
~250mL
Name # Sun Yellow
Product # 02

Type
Name of colour
Quantity (500mL bottles – volume scale on bottle)
Notes
Pebeo Soie
51 Bougainvillea
~290mL
2 bottles
Pebeo Soie
51 Bougainvillea
~250mL
Pebeo Soie
14 Cyclamen
500mL
2 bottles
Pebeo Soie
14 Cyclamen
500mL
Pebeo Soie
Black
~150mL
Bottle very dark hard to estimate how much
Pebeo Soie
08 Cherry
~60mL

Pebeo Soie
07 Oriental Blue
~90mL


Type
Name of colour
Quantity (100mL bottles)
Notes
Pebeo
Neo Batik
41 Vert lucide
~30mL

Pebeo
Neo Batik
55 Bleu fruit
~40mL


Type
Name of colour
Quantity (80 mL bottles)
Notes
Pebeo Soie
05 Tangerine
~10mL

Pebeo Soie
27 Bleu Canard
~15ml

Pebeo Soie
29 Bleu D-Orient
~5mL

Pebeo Soie
30 Nattier Blue
~30mL

Pebeo Soie
42 Fern
~20mL

Pebeo Soie
43 Oriental Green
~10mL

Pebeo Soie
44 Empire Green
~40mL
2 bottles
Pebeo Soie
44 Empire Green
80mL
Pebeo Soie
46 Ivy
~40mL

Pebeo Soie
51 Sienna
80mL
4 bottles
Pebeo Soie
51 Sienna
~60mL
Pebeo Soie
51 Sienna
80mL
Pebeo Soie
51 Sienna
~20mL
Pebeo Soie
54 Hazel
~10mL

Pebeo Soie
58 Caramel
~60mL


Dupont Couleurs pour la Decoration des tissus Made in France. Liquid Dyes
Couleurs pour soie et laine


Type
Name of colour
Quantity (1L bottles)
Notes
Dupont
460 Magenta (Old #'s 390 & 502)
Grenade 502
1L
Worth about $55.00
Dupont
Jaune de Chrome 715
~750mL

Dupont
Fuschia violace 922
~750mL

Dupont
Cyan 221
~750mL


Type
Name of colour
Quantity (100mL bottle)
Notes
H Dupont
367 Coquelicot (red)
~45mL
in white bottles
H Dupont
386 Orchidee
~10ML
H Dupont
400 Dark Red
100mL
H Dupont
410 Negri Lion
~90mL
H Dupont
413 Cigare
~80mL
H Dupont
487 Red
~95mL
H Dupont
614 Bordeaux
100mL



Prandell Creative Hobbies sets of four colours; 4 X 30mL Liquid Paints
(could not find a website for these)
Information from box: Paint for finish-free silk, wool, cotton and synthetic fibres. Colour can be lightened by means of water. Suitable for water, salt and water colour techniques. Iron to fix (2 minutes as for cotton) Lightfast, wash fast, dry cleaning fast. https://www.thoughtco.com/setting-fabric-paint-with-an-iron-2578188

Protect against frost.

Set
Type
Name of Colour
Quantity (30ml dropping bottles)
Notes
Winter
Prandell
2394 023
Bordeaux
30mL

2394 048
Efeu
30mL
Green
2394 084
Stahl (blue green)
30mL
Blue green
2394 082
sussholzschwarz
30mL
Deep brown
Summer
Prandell
2394 021
hibiskusrot
30mL
Rusty red
2394 029
Petunie
30mL
Pink
2394 056
himmelblau
30mL
Blue
2394 048
Schiff
30mL
Sage green
No name on box for this set.
Prandell
10 lemon yellow
30mL

No colour names on box or labels.
20 vermillion
30mL
50 french blue
30mL
80 black
30mL

Opulence Dyes – no longer in business in North Vancouver.
1 Bottle labeled Fuchsia ~ 75mL in a 500mL bottle.


Tormalin Serti (Germany)
1 bottle (in a 80mL Pebeo Soie bottle with white label) Quantity ~55mL



Procion H Powders Fibre-Reactive Dye

Type
Name
Quantity (1oz bottles Heinz baby food bottles)
Notes
Procion H
Turquoise
~1/2 jar

Weight of powder could bot be estimated as no scales accurate enough
Procion H
Black
~1/2 jar
Procion H
Blue
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P205 Red
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P207 Orange
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P208 Fuchsia
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P209 Violet
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P210 Green
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P211 Brown
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P213 navy
~1/2 jar
Procion H
P214 brilliant yellow
~2/3 jar



Other materials

1. Gutta roll on sticks – one set of five unused

2. Dupont Water-Based Gutta about 125mL left in bottle.

3. Calgon 500g (Sodium Hexametaphosphate) Necessary in all dyeing when metal particles are present in the water From Maiwa Vancouver.

4. Procion H Chemical Water. In pellet form – jar looks full. Used to dilute Procion H Concentrated Dyes.
From Maiwa Vancouver – MSDS sheet available on request (chemical safety sheet)

5. Soda Ash ~75g Fixative for Procion MX Dye and scouring agent for cotton. . From Maiwa Vancouver – MSDS sheet available on request (chemical safety sheet)

6. Ammonium Alum. About half full ~ 50g

7. Sodium Bicarbonate – jar contains an Arm and Hammer label from box and spoon. Jam jar about ¼ full.

8. Stiffy – Fabric stiffener bottle ~6 fluid ounces. 200mL

9. Advanced marbleizing base from Opulence. ~250g

10. Colour wheel – well used

11. Mixing tray

12.Large bag of yellowish small pellets – no name!



donated dyes.

I have not been able to post October or November minutes on the blogg as Windows 10 disappears emails. The last two meetings have been in another smaller room in the church hall but Wednesday we are back to the same room we have been meeting in.



Hello everyone,

Just a reminder that this Wednesday is our guild meeting and it is the December potluck meeting!!

We start at 6:00 p.m.

- Jeannette has volunteered to do the silent Auction, so if you have any items to donate, please bring them with you.

- Jeannette has volunteered to do a game.

- Anne has volunteered to bring the punch.

- I will bring the tablecloths.

- There will be a gift exchange for those who wish to participate.

AND everyone is requested to bring something to eat for the POTLUCK.

See you all on Wednesday in the large room downstairs.

Smiles,
Linda

Sunday, October 1, 2017

september minutes and list of programmes

MIWSG September 6th 2017 Meeting called to order 7:00
Adjourned: 8:45
Attendance: Sharon M, Anne, Jeannette, Joyce, Liz, Linda, Heather, Lynne, Margo, Debbie, Elspeth . Guests: Karen, Lestlie, Bonnie, Shari.
Treasurers Report: unavailable. June pot luck proceeds to be announced.
Old Business: Several members enjoyed the June pot luck held at Anne’s house. Thank you to Anne for hosting this meeting.
New Business: Elspeth and Anne represented the guild at the VIU 1 Expo. Elspeth has updated the welcome sheet.
“bring a friend” to a meeting was discussed. No further action at this time
A change to afternoon meetings was discussed. As there are still members who work during the day, no changes will be made. A workable solution might be a drivers list of those members who are willing to offer rides to members who do not like driving at night.
Heather is looking into a mushroom dyeing program for later this year
Show + Tell
Anne: earrings from left over yarn. Spinning fine singles
Elspeth: dyed bamboo top, purple baby hats for Children’s Hospital
Sharon M: new electric spinner (will bring to October meeting)
Karen: handknit sock (with cashmere!)
Joyce: purple knit shawl, gray knit shawl with armholes
Liz: dog wool discovery in a blanket at the Berke Museum in Seattle. Check out the Burke webside for all the details of this important discovery.
Heather: ANWG conference woven name tag. Nuno felted shawl. TWO third prizes at the ANWG conference.
Margo: resist dyed table runner. Lace treasures from days gone by.
Debbie: hand dyed linen, cotton, cotton/bamboo dyed flax purse
Shari: fair isle baby sweater for new grandson due in Feburary
Linda: Devore dyed scarf
Hostess List:
October Jeannette B + Elspeth
November Heather Cant get mushroom dyeing as planned so will look for something else
December pot luck dinner 6:00 p.m. start
January 2018 Jeannette
February Kathy + Sharon M
March Debbie + Linda
April Joyce + Anne
May Margo + Lynne
June pot luck at Anne’s

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Annual Year end Pot Luck and silent auction




Welcome MIWSG Guild members to our
Annual Pot Luck at Anne Fiddick's
1431 Ivor Road at Cedar-by-the-Sea
Island hwy, Cedar Road, McMillan Road, gas station left onto
Holden-Corso Road turns into Barnes Road - left on Leask Road and a
quick left onto Ivor Road into our driveway. Check our web page for
directions or google us!
5:30pm or a little earlier for those who wish to come and help set up
the Pot Luck and silent auction.
Please bring your favourite food to share with others. Coffee, tea and
punch are on me. I will also have some ham, potato salad and lemon
squares as my food contribution. Bring any other beverage you enjoy!
Let's hope the weather cooperates, it will be pleasant to eat or set
up our auction on the deck.
See you tomorrow
Anne
Fiddick's Farm BB
1431 Ivor Road
Cedar-by-the-Sea
Nanaimo BC V9X 1P7
phone 250-722-2507
cell 250-619-8003
www.island.net/~fiddick/


We are having a silent auction  where people can bring anything they want , People bid on it and if it doesn't go you have to being it home. Doesn't necessarily need to be spinning, Weaving or knitting related.