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, February 20, 2012

information I tried to post earlier on Sarah Swett Workshop

Sarah Swett

Desert Sage Spinners & Weavers Guild -

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

"The Value of Value"

September 20 - 23rd, 2012

Thursday to Sunday at the

Shatford Centre for the Arts

760 Main Street, Penticton

How do images come alive on a warp? What gives things the appearance of
volume? How can a collection of woolen shapes exude energy, movement and
mood? In this workshop we will study these questions and more by working
with the relationships between light, color, yarn and image.

The class begins with a series of exercises in blending and value
progression, exploring how they can be used to model form. We then apply
these principles to a cartoon based tapestry, working with pencil, paper and
wool as they train mind, eyes and hands in weaving flat objects that come
alive on a weft faced surface.

· Warp and Weft provided

· Students should bring;

1. A "Brennan Style" copper or pvc frame loom.
Other portable tapestry looms (mirrix etc)
are suitable as long as the student is comfortable and
familiar with its use. (instructions will be sent to participants

2. scissors, drawing paper, ruler or tape measure,
large eyed "tapestry" needle,

Maximum of 15 students will be accepted to the class, so register early!

4 days - $350.00 (coffee/tea & lunch provided each day)


  1. Please send the contact information re: Sarah Swett workshop

  2. Please send me info on the workshop: mtoddsmedley@hotmail.com