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

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Weaving workshop

SPECIAL AMERIND LEARNING WORKSHOP!
NAVAJO WEAVING
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!
DETAILS
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 amerind@amerind.org. 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.

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