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, June 21, 2010
Within minutes of setting up people started to gather. One student stopped by to learn how to knit with needles (her Grandmother had taught her to knit using a knitting machine), an English instructor who hadn't spun in ages was thrilled to be able to sit down at a wheel and spin again. And a staff member learned how to spin. Five days later and people are still talking about it.
here for more pictures of the event.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Knotty by Nature a fibre store for spinner's, weaver's, knitters and other fibre fantatics. The story also provides more information about the week's events. Read the story here....Knitting Revival Fuels Fibre Fest
And look at the colours that Pauline achieved for her dyed sock blank. And Heather's colour gamp which when felted became a vest for a grandchild.
There are more pictures on the web, just click here for a slideshow of the evening.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Woolery 2/3 down the page. We were going to make them but at this price it may be cheaper to buy them.....