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

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Workshop - Colour control in Spinning.

Photo and yarn by Deborah
who spins while doing yoga!
check her blog: Heart like a wheel
The guild is hosting another spinning workshop Colour Control in Spinning by Cheryl Wiebe. March 8/9 th. $90 with $50 deposit due at the Feb 5th Guild meeting. Space is limited and priority goes to build Members. Workshop description is here
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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February 5th 2014 is our next meeting at 7pm. Our member Margie, who got a guild bursary for the ANWG conference in Bellingham last June is doing the programme.
I thought I would post another event that might be of interest to some:
Lose weight the easy way! Learn to fuse silk with wool to create beautiful, lightweight one of a kind scarves.
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Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop

Saturday, February 1st from 12:30 - 4:00 pm
It’s a New Year and I’m surrounded by friends, family and co-workers who are determined to shed the extra weight that seems to collect over the holiday season. It’s a commendable goal and I too have decided to take up the challenge of losing a few ounces - in my felting that is! One of my favourite ways of becoming lighter being is through Nuno Felting.
Nuno Felting is a technique where wool and silk are fused into soft, airy and incredibly drape-able fabrics and clothing. It's amazing how you can transform a few grams of wool and a length of silk into a one of a kind scarf.

You will learn tips, tricks and techniques for successfully creating nuno-felt fabrics and you will leave with a completed, one of a kind scarf that you can keep or give as a gift to a loved one. They make fantastic gifts and are a staple in my own wardrobe.

So join me and lose weight the easy way!
Date:  Saturday, February 1st from 12:30 - 4:00 pm
Location:  St. Aidan's Church (3703 St. Aidan's St. just off Shelbourne and Cedar Hill X-Road)
Class Size:  4-6
Cost:  $95 ($65 instruction + $30 materials)
Materials:  All materials will be provided and you will have a chance to pick your colour palette prior to the class.
Register:  email felttrix@gmail.com or call 250-857-9397

Cancellation policy:  If I need to cancel for any reason, a full refund will be provided. Because I need to rent space (and custom dye your silk) a refund will only be provided up to 72 hours before the class. If I can fill your space, I may be able to be more flexible on this. I will do my best to work with you.
Please note: Some nuno felting experience - whether with me or or on your own - is a prerequisite for those of you who have asked for a tunic workshop.

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You are receiving this email because you have let me know in some way (eg. my sign up sheets at Fibrations or through chatting) that you are interested in receiving updates on workshops that I'll be teaching. If this is no longer the case, please know that you can unsubscribe at any time. For those who chose to stay, you have my continued assurance that I won't clog your inbox! Happy felting, spinning, weaving and doll-making. Tracy

Our mailing address is:
Felt Trix Fibres
1275 Tattersall Drive, Victoria, BC, Canada
Victoria, BC V8P 1Z5

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

Here's a lovely video that Kathy spotted on "The Japanese process of Yuzen adds hand dyed designs and colors to the traditional kimono. In this video, the entire process from initial sketch to final embroidery is featured, to show off a kimono's handcrafted beauty." Click here to see it: http://wimp.com/processyuzen/

Next Guild meeting Jan 8th