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, September 13, 2010

Our Guild Shows and Tells - Part1

Darlene wearing her new jacket.
It has been a busy week for the Mid Island Guild! Our first meeting of the year had us organizing our selves for the year, plus organizing ourselves for the Fibre and Fashion Fiesta which was held this weekend.
First, the Guild meeting.  The Show and Tell was a highlight.  Here Darlene is wearing one of two jackets made from her Mother's woven fabric.  The two jackets (or was it three?) were made for her and her sister(s?) from left over fabric.  There wasn't enough fabric for each jacket but a seamstress cleverly  designed it with other fabrics that matched the woven sections. Their Mother passed away and these jackets are a beautiful way to remember her by.

Kathy was on a high, having taken a whole week workshop with Jane Stafford.  Here's a gamp she did from the Twills on 4 workshop.  Here's a link to Jane Stafford's workshops on her web site.

On display were dozens of felt pin cushions made by Heather and Anne (and others?) over the summer as table centres to be given away at the Fashion Fiesta (see the next blog post).

We also brainstormed ideas for workshops: Colour and design; fibre baskets, nuno felting, felted slippers (recycling a sweater), a trip to Salt Spring.....

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