Minutes of the Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild
18 People Present
Dream Spin still has some spaces but no more can come to the one day sale.
Library-New- Ply and Handwoven magazines are in.
May 31st at the Bradley Centre is the Annual Fleece and Fibre Fair
Our Stash and re stash sale- (March 21st from 9-2)we have 30 tables to sell-It is a bit slow yet. People are going to bake for it so we can sell a plate of goodies and coffee or tea.
Guest named Erma or Erna will be coming to the spinning night. We think she left glasses but hasn’t phoned about them.
Liz Joined the Tzouhalem Guild in Duncan and when people join they are given a welcome letter with information and suggested that we do something similar.
Liz is organizing a Sunday where Alison Irwin comes from Duncan to teach the paper weaving so that we can help make woven name tags for the big ANWG conference which is to be in Victoria in 2017.
Pat came up with a great Idea for our guild booth for the conference in 2017. she handed out sheet with the colours and idea and we all thought that it was a great plan. We should start working now. We will be using the conference colours and the theme. For more information go to http://www.anwgconference2017.com/
We had a book suggestion which Betty moved to buy the suggested book for our library and moved that we adjorn so that we could have the planned programme on basketry with Debbie McCelland. The programme was really well done with the types of baskets grouped into continents or countries and Debbie had lots of examples of each of the groupings. It was a lot of work to do and we really appreciated her doing the programme.
I got a list of the members from Crystal and am endeavouring to get it straight on the yahoo list but the Yahoo list hasn’t many names like nanny granny etc. That I cant associate with a real person! just the email addresses so it is hard to do so hopefully everyone will get the notices now! Some addresses had .ca instead of .com etc.
Show and Tell
Heather showed her tapestry hot off the loom from El Tuito where she was weaving at the Casa Tajedora in Mexico.
Jeanette Roberts showed a lovely knitted scarf of hand-spun
Isabelle Colebrook had a shawl she was knitting.
Joyce Clarke had a shawl called Wingspan that was very clever
Kathy McDonald had a woven chenille scarf in painted warp
Sharon McGarrigle had two great examples of Icelandic sweaters that her son had bought as gifts from the knitters co-op in Iceland. She was knitting a shawl of and spun called the Harry shawl?
Darlene Booth had a sweater she had knit which fit beautifully and was knitting beads on a scarf.
Anne Fiddick was spinning a big bag of pink alpaca
Crystal had some great fingerless gloves.