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

Monday, March 30, 2015


Treadle Lightly 2017                              ANWG conference email updates.                                  March  2015
                                                                                                                                     University of Victoria Grounds

ANWG Conference 2017
Treadle Lightly Victoria B.C.
We are moving ahead.
The dates for ANWG NW Weavers' 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 have added some more information to the ANWG website. The Invitation to Instructors for submission of Workshops and/or Seminars is online. There is information regarding the Process of Selection for Instructors and the online forms for Instructors to fill in. The deadline for each proposal is June 30th 2015. If you know of any Instructors that you would like to see at our Conference please pass this information along. Instructors having any questions can contact
Workshops Coordinator.  Please visit our website at www.anwgconference2017.com.
There is now more information regarding the Fashion Show, Juried Show and Open Show. Requirements for entering your article are now online. The categories are now available to view. Categories include  weaving, spinning, basketry or containers, dyeing, saori weaving and felting.
We are accumulating a list of Vendors. Please contact Vendors Coordinator, if you are interested in being a vendor.

We will be providing you with some links to places to see while visiting our city. I recommend the Royal British Columbia Museum.  royalbcmusuem.
Butchart Gardens will be in full bloom in June and July butchartgardens.
If you would like to stay at a hotel during the conference, there are several good places. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is about a 15 minute drive from the University. There is also the Howard Johnson Hotel on Elk Lake Dr. also about a 15 minute drive to the University.

To the ANWG reps: If you would like to share or forward this newsletter in this format, you can send to a friend . The link is in the footer.  When you do this your friend can add their email address  to the data base for future newsletters.
Prairie Escallier is our Guild Liaison for the Conference. She is looking for a Guild to weave material for buttons, to be used to make the name tags. She is also looking for a Guild to weave approximately 50 ribbons. We will provide the materials and consultation, as well as the pattern. If your Guild is interested in this project please contact Prairie at Guild Liaison.
If you have a blog please consider advertising the ANWG Conference and provide a link to the website. Thank-you.

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