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

Friday, February 22, 2013

THE Big Sale


The big stash, destash and restash sale. 
It only happens every two years.
We currently have 23 tables confirmed with an exciting variety of vendors.  There will be items ranging from equipment (looms and wheels), sheep and alpaca fleeces, roving, dyed fibre, commercial and hand-spun yarns, books and hand-made products such as knitting bags, needle-felted Don't miss it.
March 16, 9:30 -1 pm
in the basement of St. Paul's Chruch downtown Nanaimo (click here to see a map) (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).

Check out this video on why you need stash:



Monday, February 18, 2013

Wednesday Spin-in

Joseph-Athanase Aufray - By the Spinning Wheel

The Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other FibRe FReaKs) are hosting another 3rd Wednesday of the month spin-in on Feb 20th, 7p.m. in the basement of St. Paul’s Church downtown Nanaimo. The spin-in is open to anyone (a devious plot in which we hope to lure people into joining the MIWSGuild). Learn how to spin, spin your heart out, or just bring your favorite fibre or just come and knit and meet like-minded people. 
The Guild now has a carder, so if you have some fleece you would like to card, feel free to bring it and use the carder.
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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wed Guild meeting - Combing wool

As long as the weather is fine and the roads are good, Karen Braun will be coming to share her knowledge on using wool combs. Combing wool gives you the most beautiful locks and roving to spin. If you haven't tried it, you must. You will love it. You may even become addicted to it. Just warning you. If you have some wool fleece (locks 3 inch or longer works best) bring it. Bring wool combs or flickers and a very small crochet hook and a diz (or a button with a hole that the crochet hook can fit through) if you have them. We will also have some available for sharing.

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This has been a Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild blog update. If you are reading this as an email, you should click here to see this item in its full glory, images and all: http://miwsguild.blogspot.com .