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
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Annual General Meeting and Yarn Sale - May 5, 2010
Show and tells included dyed sock blanks, beautiful colorful tea towels, a knitting bracelet (it holds your ball of wool for you), socks being knit two at a time on double needles, two samples of spun yarn and knit swatches: one ply black alpaca and one ply Louet Northern Lights wool dyed in the Wild Iris colourway (see the picture on the left); and the other sample with two plies of black alpaca and one of Wild Iris. Both samples were worth doing full scale project with. One was more subtle than the other so it depends on what you want. Another stunning show and tell was a knitted shawl done with black alpaca with a touch of Firestar and knit in a lace pattern. This shawl will be going into the September Fibre Arts Showcase.Sorry we did not get enough pictures.
Please check out the Vancouver Island Fibre Arts Showcase website and get your entries in by May 15th..