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, June 27, 2011


Felting

Tried to put pictures on the blog but was NOT SUCCESSFUL. I had a creative weekend. We had a find raiser for our Community Garden on the island and I made a felted necklace for auction as well as a cake for the cake auction. The cake got $55 and the necklace $78. Heather

4 pictures for you
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This album has 4 photos and will be available on SkyDrive until 25/09/2011.

Nature Dying Classes this summer

Natural Dye Days


Learn to dye with natural dyes. Two days are planned where you can dye yellow, red, and blue using ancient dyes. You will need 16 one ounce skeins of natural white or natural coloured wool or silk for the first day, and 8 one ounce skeins of natural white or natural coloured wool or silk or cotton for the blue day. We will be experimenting with shades, tones, shifting ph, and over dyeing to achieve a wide spectrum of colours. Dyes, pots, and heating sources will be provided. Please bring a lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to wear old clothes and bring gloves to protect your hands in the dyepots. Dress for the weather.

Dates: August 23 and 24th, 2011

Times: 10 am to ????

Cost: $84.00 which includes HST

For more information contact: Elaine Duncan, 250-248-1270, or email: elaine@elaineduncan.com