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 15, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Elaine Duncan Handweaving Studio
Workshop and Teaching Schedule 2014
May 24, 2014: Introduction to Tapestry, Greater Victoria Weavers and Spinners Guild. A one day workshop. Contact: Laura Proctor: firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 9, 10, 11, 2014: Beginners Tapestry, Fibre Arts Week, Pincher Creek, AB
June 13, 14, 15, 2014: Intermediate Tapestry, Fibre Arts Week, Pincher Creek, AB
June 19, 2014: A Tapestry Journey Lecture, Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild. Contact Kathy Jack: email@example.com .
July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014: “Making Waves” Intermediate Tapestry Workshop, Bradley Center, Coombs, BC. Elaine is giving a 4 day workshop using waves as the inspiration. Students will use wedge weave, pick and pick, eccentric wefts to build shapes inspired by waves. More information: www.elaineduncan.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
August 11 and 12, 2014: Natural Dye Days, Errington, BC. Two days spent learning and using natural dyes where yellows, reds and blues are used. A complete rainbow of colours will be produced. Students will supply the yarns for the workshop. For more information: www.elaineduncan.com or email@example.com .
September 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2014: Beginners Tapestry Weaving, Errington, BC. Students will learn to weave tapestry. In the four day workshop weave structure, joins, colour blendings, shape building will be explored. Copper pipe looms and warp and weft yarns will be supplied. For more information: www.elaineduncan.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Elaine Duncan Handweaving Studio
1219 Dobson Road,
PO Box 623,
Errington, BC V0R 1V0
Saturday, February 1, 2014
|Dressing a distaff with flax|
Flax to Linen Victoria is having a gathering
If anyone local is interested, we are having a potluck tea - just bring some finger food to share It’s free: Monday February 10th , (BC’s Family Day)
Public invited from 1:00 to 5pm at Sons of Norway Hall, 1110 Hillside ave,Victoria BC.
Pot luck afternoon tea (finger food), DVD, slide show, makingspindles, spinning lessons, spinning and weaving demonstrations, seed packaging and sales. No cost, flax seed packs will be available for a donation. Enough for one square metre of your own flax!
Qualicum Guild presents a spinning workshop:Spinning Beyond the Basics
Dates/Times: 4 sessions - Sat Feb 22, Wed Feb 26, Sat March 1 and Wed March 5, 2014, 10:30 am to 1 pm More information here
|Photo from Victoria Handweavers and Spinners Guild blog|
Victoria Spin-in 2014
SPIN-IN 2014Registration deadline is February 8 2014. For more information please contact Janet Johnstone email@example.com or Johanne Byskov firstname.lastname@example.org
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+ Cresside Collette (a former weaver from the Australian Tapestry Workshop) will be running her annual European Tapestry Tour again this year. Mastering the Fine Art of Tapestry, will take you from London to Aubusson - a European adventure to discover the historical context and contemporary forms of this rich, tactile medium and participate in a hands on learning experience of this timeless art in a small exclusive interest group. The tour runs from 1 - 20 September 2014