|Lynette's winning design.|
Photo by La Tissier from her Flickr site
Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) Guild
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
|Felted tea cosy. Pix from Mad About Ewe|
Classes (3 x 2hr sessions $55):
- Beginner II
- Basic socks
- Lace scarf
- Beaded slouchy beret
- Felted tea cosy
- Cabled baby blanket
- Baby Faux Fair Isle Vest
- Fear of finishing
- Cleaning up the edges
- Graph reading
- Twined knitting
Sunday, January 23, 2011
When: Wed Jan 19th to Mon Jan 31st, 1-4pm daily
Where: Pearl Ellis Gallery, B-1729 Comox Avenue, Comox BC
One Note at a Time
The beautiful “Turning the Tide” Textile Art for
Africa Exhibition returns to the Comox Valley!
The collection was launched in May 2010 and has
travelled throughout Western Canada and to
numerous communities in British
Columbia. Comments from viewers demonstrate the
impact this exhibit has had everywhere it’s been shown:
• “This exhibit is powerful, meaningful, and inspiring” (Sorrento);
• “A very poignant and intensely meaningful exhibit” (Winnipeg);
• “A very moving display, full of incredible
talent that reaches out to each of us in support of African Gogos.” (Richmond)
Now the Comox Valley is being given another
opportunity to view, and be moved by, the
creative and generous talents of the North Island
Quilters for Community Awareness, and others.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
SPECIAL AMERIND LEARNING WORKSHOP!
with Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete
MARCH 14-18, 2011
includes meals and lodging (optional) at the Amerind Museum!
Refresh your spirit and creativity with the tranquil art of Navajo weaving in this workshop open to both beginners and experienced weavers. Barbara and Lynda, sisters and 5th generations weavers, are originally from Two Grey Hills, growing up learning the traditional tapestry weaving of that area. Barbara has won 2 Best of Show awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market and countless other weaving awards from various art shows, and Lynda has garnered 2 First Place Blue Ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market for
her tapestries. While instructing and demonstrating, Barbara and Lynda will share personal stories and experiences, giving participants fascinating insights into the world of Navajo weaving.
The sisters are also a lot of fun and they promise that you will have a great time! And, you will go home with a 12.5" x 16.5" rug!
The price for members staying at the Amerind is $950. This includes rental of a fully prepared loom. You will only need to purchase your wool for weaving (available at the class, approximately $24-$35 depending on the number of colors you use). Fee with meals, but no lodging is $800. Both prices include a $200 tax-deductible contribution to the Amerind. A $200 deposit is due at the time of registration. For questions and to REGISTER, please call 520.586.3666, or email email@example.com. Class size is limited to 12, so register early! (Non-members, please add $40 for an individual membership)
The Amerind Museum, founded in 1937, is a museum of Native American
Art, History, Culture, and Archaeology located in the Dragoon, Arizona.
Take I-10 to exit 318, Dragoon Rd, between Benson and Willcox, and
proceed 1 mile south of the interstate. Please check the website at
www.amerind.org, or call 520.586.3666 for more information.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
|Two young male Suri alpacas, |
Photo courtesy Wikipedia
SPINNING ALPACA With Cheryl Wiebe
Saturday, February 12 and Sunday February 13, 2011
10am to 4 pm each day
Lion's Hall, 103 Bonnet Ave, Salt Spring Island
Spend two days of bliss exploring the fibre of royalty. Learn what makes alpaca so special and how to spin to enhance these qualities. Add a touch of magic by blending with wool and silk, discuss problems you may have encountered working with alpaca, plan a future project [knit, crochet, or woven]. Using the natural colours and overdyeing for interest will also be part of the discussion. Participants must have a basic knowledge of spinning and hand carding.
Registration Fee: $120
Fibre Fee: $50 [all fibres from local farms and suppliers]
*****Registration Deadline: January 15, 2011*****
Cancellation Policy: Participants will be required to pay the full Registration Fee if canceling after the January 15th deadline unless there is a waiting list.
Please bring: your lunch, [coffee and tea supplied]
-spinning chair if you have a favourite - the hall has good ones
-hand cards or blending board - must have medium to fine carding cloth
-drum carder, may be useful but not a necessity - must be medium to fine carding cloth
Anyone needing accommodation can take advantage off off-season rates at many of the fine B&B's, hotels and motels Contact Cheryl at woodboro@telus .net or 250-537-2656 and mail cheque to:
315 Old Scott Road
Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Monday, January 3, 2011
|Arbutus, made by Susan at Stitches|