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

Friday, March 4, 2011

Loss of a wonderful tapestry weaving teacher

It is with great sadness that I inform you of James Koehler's passing. James died last night, Thursday, March 3rd. At this time there are no details for a memorial service. James was loved and respected by many, many friends and students.
I had taken two courses from James Koehler and hoped to take more. he was a very patient man. I have a book that was published recently on his interesting life. I'm very sad to hear this. Heather


  1. I was a student of his also. He was a wonderful man and a truly incredible teacher.

  2. From another student: what a shock, and what a loss. A marvelous (one of his favorite words) artist and teacher.