|[Photo by Judy Alexander]From Fiber Fabrications|
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
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
|Phot from the Joy of Handspinning web site|
It's the third Wednesday of the month! This summer weather (well, it was sunny) has us all relaxing and the third Wednesday snuck up on me. Apologies for such a late posting. Bring your wheel, or your spindle, or your knitting, or a friend...and don't forget something for show and tell. Wednesday Nov 19th. 7 pm. Open to anyone. Not a spinner (yet) bring your knitting.
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Friday, November 7, 2014
MIWSG MINUTES NOVEMBER 5, 2014
Called to order at 7:05
Attendance: Jeanette, Joyce, Isobel, Crystal, Jeannette (acting secretary) Fiona, Anne, Lynne, Sharon, Kathy, Margo, Liz, Julie, Pat.
Guests: Carol Ranger
Library Report: new handwoven magazine has arrived.
Old Business: Anne has tentatively booked the Cedar Hall for the 2015 MIWSG yarn/equipment sale. Fiona has booked the Nanaimo Credit Union traveling bank van. The hall rental will be 250.00, however Anne is working on getting that figure reduced. No deposit has been given yet.
New Business: Margo has given the hall key to Liz. (that makes Liz and Lynne with hall keys)
ANWG Conference June 2017 sponsored by the Victoria Weavers Guild. Discussion started with regards to MIWSG having a booth . Treadle Lightly is the theme.
Dreamspin information has been sent out. February 13-15, 2015. Cost will be the same as last year. (269.00 - 289.00 depending on accommodation choice)
Vancouver Weavers + Spinners Alaska cruise May 30, 2015. Check with Lynne for more information.
MIWSG received an offer of a free Dorothy table loom. The offer has since been rescinded.
MIWSG made two $120.00 pledges to Birkland Brothers in Abbotsford for help covering the refurbishment of their antique wool carder. In return we will be receiving two 5# wool queen size quilt batts. MIWSG will put these batts up for silent auction or sell them at the fibre/equipment sale, to recover some of the costs.
7:35 motion to adjourn by Joyce, seconded by Crystal
Meeting was followed by refreshments and an informative instructional talk/ hands on display given by Julie on how she makes the absolutely beautiful shawl pins and sheep magnets . Julie kindly left everyone with a hand out for all of us DIY experts.
Our thanks to Julie for such a wonderful program.
Show and Tell:
Kathy: bulky spun yarn
Jeanette: slouch hat, green lace shawl, handspun/knitted child’s poncho
Lynne: handwoven tea towels
Pat: bee stitch shrug
Fiona: 3 knit cowels, bias mesh scarf, drop stitch shawl, 2 toques, blue knit shawl, 4 needle bags
Jeannette: baby whale knit sweater, gray knit sweater
Julie: shawl pins, sheep magnets, sheep pins
Liz: will be giving a talk about Coast Salish blankets at the Florence Filberg Centre March 27-29, 2015 See Liz for more details. Liz will also be sending out information for the LaConner Textile Museum