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, October 25, 2010

Room for anyone wanting to take clothing Workshop

I'm on the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild Workshop Committee and we are offering a seminar put on by Jo Swallow. We still have lots of room if anyone in your guild is interested.
I've visited her studio and she is a wealth of information .
The workshop will be held at Qualicum Bay in the Lighthouse Community Centre. I'm attaching a copy of some of the information that's been sent out. There is nothing to prepare or bring other than what's listed.
Just contact me if anyone would like to come. I'm taking some of my handwoven clothes for critique..should be fun.
Thanks, Jo

Upcoming Fall Workshop:

Jo Swallow

s Weavers Wearables

October 30, 2010

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location : Lighthouse Community Hall in the Board Room

Qualicum Bay

Cost : $20.00, payable to QSWG, as soon as possible to ensure your place.

Reminder: If you have paid, and cannot attend, it is your responsibility to find someone to attend in your place or forfeit the workshop fee.

Call Jo, Mary or Jackie to find a replacement on the waiting list?

Number of spaces available: 15 or more

Please make your cheque payable to Qualicum Beach Weavers and Spinners Guild .The final payment date for this workshop is Oct. 18 at the next Q.B.S.&W. Guild meeting at the Loft.

Outline of this course includes sharing for an hour our own woven samples and creations …. What worked and what did n

ot. This should be a lively learning experience as Jo will comment and volunteer suggestions.

Jo Swallow is a dynamic teacher and is very willing to explore patterns, fibres, etc. She is hoping to get weavers to wear what they weave in a fashionable way.

She will have a display of her own handwoven clothing, design booklet handout , as well as her book with “real” swatches which she has for sale. She has prepared an informative lecture for the afternoon.

You will need to bring your lunch, a notebook, samples of weaving, yarns and some of your woven wear if you wish and perhaps a camera for photos.

Schedule for the day

11:00 -12:00 sharing and question period

12:00-1:00 lunch and short break

1:00- 4:00 Weavers

Wearables Seminar

If you have already signed the interest sheet or if you’ve just decided to attend please sign below and return to Jo Williamson.

Email address is :


Phone 250-757-8402 for any questions you may have.

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