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

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Simply Spindling

Simply Spindling on Salt Spring Island 
Saturday August 7th
The Salt Spring Island Weavers and Spinners Guild invite you and your spindling friends to an afternoon on Salt Spring Island of:

Simply Spindling

Please join us on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 at the United Church Meadow on Hereford Ave in the heart of Ganges. You will find us between the church and Studio One, and behind the parking lot of Island Savings Credit Union. 
Come for the Saturday Market in the morning, take advantage of the many fine restaurants and food vendors for lunch, then head over to the Meadow which is in walking distance from the Saturday Market.
Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, and your own refreshments.
Parking is at a premium in the summer so be prepared to park and walk.
While the aim of the day is to keep everything as simple and unstructured as possible please consider sharing some of the following ideas with your fellow spindlers:
  • Show us your spindle collectionbring something to put your collection on. This could include your accessories
    such as wrist distaffs, or interesting carrying devices.
  • Do you have a particularly innovative functional spindle?
  • It would be wonderful to see what types of yarns are being produced by us spindlers be they thick, thin, novelty, exquisite yarns, not spindlers.
  • Any good stories relating to spindling like the most unusual place your spindle has fallen while you have been spinning.
  • Have you developed a unique skill while spindling? Can you walk, talk and chew gum while spinning? Can you start your spindle with your feet or other non-traditional body part?
Please join us for an afternoon of fun and sharing. Contact Cheryl Wiebe woodboro at saltspring.com if you have any questions.

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