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, December 3, 2012

The silk spin-in reeled them in

The Nov spin-in was a great success with 18 people turning up!!  Margo brought her silk hankie and caps stash and generously shared.  We all took a hankie, punched a hole in the middle, stretched it out, broke it into one long strip, drafted it, and then spun it.

Kathy spinning
from her coat rack
Kathy brought an old coat rack draped with a towel and placed a silk cap on it and drafted it as using the coat rack as a distaff.

We did an impromptu show and tell and even the brand new people had things to share.  Fiona showed us her latest knitted shawl and inspired us to spin silk for a lace shawl.
Close up of Fiona's shawl

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