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

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spinning Alpaca workshop on Saltspring

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 wheel
                    -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.
                             V8K 2L9
Registration Form

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