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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spin-in week

Fiona's dark lace weight and Melody's
green fingerling weigth.
Dreamspin 2012 and the Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild were there.  36 hours of spinning, followed by a couple of days of rest and then a Wednesday evening spin-in.
Dreamspin was great fun with at least 50 spinners from north, south and from across the water.
We had a new spinner come and try out a wheel for the first time and she was smitten with spinning.
A close up of the 'nipples'
Fiona and Melody were both taking part in Lynette's KAL (knit-a-long) on Ravelry and brought their knitting to show.  Lynette from Mad about Ewe is releasing a different section of the scarf/shawl every couple of weeks. Fiona is her test knitter.  Check out Fiona's knitting, not bad with only 1 year under her belt!!!
Fiona's version of 'Dark of the Morning'

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