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, October 30, 2012

Set aside February 8,9 and 10, 2013 -DreamSpin is coming. Lake Cowichan is booked and the kitchen staff is getting ready to prepare wonderful meals once again. Full information and registration package will be available very shortly. Look forward to seeing all the regulars and new faces too. Happy Spinning Jeanette Roberts

Monday, October 29, 2012

Could you please circulate the following information about the Woolgathers Sale at Royston. Thanks Lynn Hilton November 3, 2012 WOOLGATHERS SALE Fallen Alders Hall 3595 Royston Road November 3rd, 10 am to 4 pm Entrance of $2.00 Includes Tea Door Prize [PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SALE HAS BEEN MOVED TO FALLEN ALDERS HALL. ROYSTON ROAD IS LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE ROYSTON COMMUNITY CENTRE (TURN LEFT AT THE LIGHT). FOLLOW ROYSTON ROAD PART WAY UP AND ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD YOU WILL SEE A SIGN FOR THE FALLEN ALDERS HALL. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Designer talks history and creativity Designer and stitchery expert Anita Luvera Mayer will talk about her creative journey at a special lecture at the Cowichan Exhibition at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 27th. edited to add 2013 (NEXT YEAR) It's a great chance to hear about and see her garments, clothing that honours past generations of women. Tickets are $10 each. Call Alison Irwin at 250-746-6330 for more information.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Show and Tell

Here's a few picture from the October Show and Tell.  In November, we expect to see some Show and Tell from the inspiring Read'in, Ritin', Rithmatic weaving workshop.
Crystal's scarf
Linda's baby hat
 
Heather's shiboria scarf 

Linda's pottery

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Kathy's fleece

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Afghanistani women spinning

Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other FiBre fReAks) Guild is having another spin-in on Wed 17th, 7pm.   It’s open to spinners and wannabe spinners. Want to spin but don't know how?  Come and learn, we have spindles you can try. Learn how to make your own yarn. The spin-in is free and open to anyone.   Bring a friend.

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Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Fair


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Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Fair!
 
Once again, the oldest fibre fair on the Island is opening its doors on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Eagles Hall on Boys Road just off the Island Highway, south of Duncan (near Buckerfields, turn west at the Boys Road lights).
 
We are having more vendors this year so more selection as well as our popular kids' program and expert knitting help for beginners and more.
 
There will also be food available right in the Hall and good parking all around.
 
Hope to see you there!
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