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 28, 2014

Looking for a loom

Looking for a Loom

by karemill2010
I am looking for a loom such as the Glimakra 36-45” and with a 2” sectional (and 1 yard extension) if possible. Seems to be the best type of loom for my long legs Smile
Trish Moon
Exclusive dyer of Indigo Moon artisan dyed yarns
Rich, bold, beautiful colours...positively West Coast!

Computerized Loom for sale

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Monday, October 20, 2014

ANWG Conference 2017 in Victoria

Treadle Lightly 2017           ANWG Northwest Weavers' Conference                                                                                                                   
Oct.  2014
Victoria Inner Harbour

ANWG Conference 2017
Treadle Lightly Victoria B.C.
Here's what we know now:
The Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds is sponsoring the next conference in Victoria. The primary host will be the Victoria Handweavers' and Spinners' Guild.
The dates for ANWG Conference are set for June 28th to July 2nd 2017 in Victoria B.C. Canada.. The conference will be taking place at the University of Victoria. We live on an island with 3 different ferry routes to take you to Victoria. When traveling by land be sure to have the correct picture ID and identification for crossing the border. If you are flying into Victoria you will need a passport.  The airport code is YYJ.
The theme "Treadle Lightly" represents being aware of our environment and making greener choices. We have approved the Logo design and have chosen the conference colours. The colours are blue, yellow, orange, purple, pink, green and grey. Thanks to our graphic artist Jeff Werner,  we have lots of colour and potential design elements to chose from. Have fun with them!
The website is up and running. It will be continually mananged and edited so please keep coming back. This will give us a better rating in the search engines. anwgconference2017.com
The conference will include:
Pre Conference 3 day workshops- Wednesday to Friday June 28th to June 30th  
Welcome and Dessert Reception and a Shop 'till you Drop in the Market Hall. Friday June 30th
1/2 day and full day seminars- Saturday and Sunday. July 1st and 2nd
Fashion Show- Saturday. July 1st
Banquet and Keynote Speaker- Sunday July 2nd
We are looking forward to hosting the next ANWG Conference.
We are in the process of looking for instructors for these classes. If you are interested in teaching please contact anwgconference@gmail.com
We are looking forward to hosting the next ANWG Conference in our city.

Saturday is Canada Day and our 150th Birthday. there will be celebrations going on all day downtown and fireworks on the inner Harbour after sunset.
If you have a blog please consider a mention or a link to our website.
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dont forget the fleece and fibre Festival this weekend

Fw: Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival

by karemill2010
Hello everyone:
I am sending this email,to ask you to let your Guild members (and anyone else who might be interested). know about the Cowichan Fleece and Fibre Festival . It will be held on Oct 25th at the Cobble hill Fairgrounds, from 10am to 4pm. Hope to see you there!!
Thank you, Kathy McDonald
October 25th 2014
10 am - 4 pm
Cobble Hill Community Hall & Fair Grounds
Interested in getting involved?
​​If you are interested in particiapting in the Fleece and Fibre Festival, just let us know!​
Phone: 250 597 0820 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 250 597 0820 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: leolawitt@gmail.com

TOSH 2014

by karemill2010
The attachment is the invitation to our exhibition at TOSH. It features David’s scarf. If you would like to invite your friends to the exhibit you can copy the file and send it to them or print it out.
tosh flyer 2014

Spinning/Weaving Retreat 2015 in Powell River

by karemill2010
The URL for this retreat has changed. The new URL is:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Minutes of October 1st meeting

We had no programme as no one had volunteered to do one so had a great show and tell.
Fifteen people present and nice to see some that hadn’t been in a long time.

Knit Scene in Vancouver this weekend had 3 members going.

Old business
Our every second year Fibre Stash sale is March 21st next year. Since the hall will not be available. as it is being re built .the sale will be at the Cedar Hall.

Fiona is going to look into the Coastal Community Credit Union portable ATM machine to have on site at the sale.

Vancouver Guild has a free lecture on October 16th- one could get details from their site.

ANWG (Association of North West Weavers) is looking fore help for the Conference to be held in Victoria in June 2017

New Business
Eleventh annual Dream Spin is going to be held at Cowichan Lake again this February 13,14,15th More information to come or email Jeanette Roberts.

We need to get more tea etc. Treasurer wasn’t there to give the tea money to. We used to get money from the raffle. I have bought something for next months raffle.

Lots of great show and tell but I did not take notes this time. Anne Fiddick is involved with a Country Christmas Sale November 22 at 2745 Munroe Road near the millstone River Bridge from 10 am to 3pm in the barn.

Hostesses for the rest of the year.
November- Autumn and Lynne
December- pot luck
January-Crystal and Joyce
February-Sharon Fiona and Debbie
March-Kathy and Isabel
May- Betty and Jeannette B.

November- Julie doing Shawl pins
December- pot luck
January-need volunteer
February-need volunteer
March-Liz- Salish Spinning
April-need someone
May-need someone