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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Greater Vancouver Weavers & Spinners Guild Annual Memorial Lecture


Greater Vancouver Weavers & Spinners Guild
Annual Memorial Lecture 
Monday, March 5th, 2012
7:30 pm
Kanata Co-operative Community Building
7155 Blake Street, Vancouver, BC
ALL TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS ARE INVITED TO THIS FREE LECTURE
Guest Speaker Judith MacKenzie presents "The Tinkuy Conference in the Sacred Valley of Peru"
Judith MacKenzie, has been a textile artist for the last 30 years. Her work appears in private and public collections. Judith teaches throughout North America, is a published author and regularly featured in Spin-Off Magazine.
In 2010, Judith was present when four hundred weavers of the Americas gathered in Urubamba, Peru, in the Sacred Valley near Cusco for Tinkuy de Tejedores.  Participants travelled from the Navajo Nation, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru for this unique textile conference.  Judith will transport us to Tinkuy de Tejedores both visually and through her experiences to this ground breaking event. 
Join us for light refreshments following the lecture. 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS (Visit Guild websitehttp://www.gvwsg.com/ for map and location of Hall)
From the east and north
Exit Highway 1 heading south on Boundary Road.  Continue south on Boundary, crossing 49th Avenue and turn right at Arbor Street - the first traffic light south of 49th Avenue.  Turn right at the “T” on Matheson Avenue and continue right, around a loop until the road straightens out.  On your right you will see a small parking lot beside the Community Building.  You can park in the lot or on street
From the west and south
Travel east along 49th Avenue to the corner of Tyne Street.  The Salvation Army has a building on the northeast corner of this intersection you can use as a marker.  Turn right down Tyne and continue past 54thAvenue.  At this point Tyne becomes Champlain Crescent.  Turn left at the second street on your left after 54thAvenue.  This is Blake Street.  The Community Building will be on your left about halfway up Blake with the parking lot adjacent to it.
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