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

Friday, April 3, 2015

WORKSHOPS IN QUALICUM

The Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild along with a grant from ANWG is sponsoring the following weekend with Robyn Spady from the Seattle area. Check out her website. You are invited to join us for all or some of the following.

Workshop June 6 and 7

Extreme Warp Makeover
Hate to warp but love to weave? Want more versatility from a single warp? This is the workshop for you. You will warp your own loom with a 2/8 cotton and your choice of one of three four-shaft threading. You will perform an extreme makeover and weave it many different ways… from twill, lace, overshot to swivel, corduroy, deflected weft, and double-faced. At the same time, you will be presented with the basics of different structures and taught how to adapt a single threading to weave a number of different weaves, including concepts such as star vs. rose fashion, weaving on opposites, and echo treadling. Four shaft looms required. Not a round-robin workshop. Beginner to Advance

Workshop cost $150.00. Location: Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay. Time 9:00-4:00. Cost includes a booklet with all three threadings. There are a few places left in this workshop. For more information or to register please contact me. lraven49@shaw.ca 778-424-1001.

Seminars will be offered Friday June 5
Each individual seminar will be $15.00 –sign up for as many as you like. Registration is open.

1. Taming of the Hue – Techniques for the color challenged
Does incorporating more color into your projects appeal to you, but leaves you feeling a little intimidated at the same time? Do you long to break out of a color rut? If so, you are not alone! In this seminar, a variety of tools and techniques will be covered to assist you in exploring different ways of incorporating color into your projects and give you more confidence in discovering new color horizons. Tentative time 10:00-12:00



2. One Shuttle Wonders
Do you enjoy the ease and simplicity of weaving with one shuttle? Are you looking for some new ideas and patterns? From four shafts to sixteen or more, there are many ways to weave fabulous fabrics that only require a single shuttle. Tentative time. 1:00-2:30

3. Weaving TNT: Dynamite Tips n Techniques for Every Weaver

Would you like to learn a great method for repairing a broken warp end, tracking your treadling while you weave, making your own repair heddles, or just make weaving easier and more pleasurable? This “prop-riddled” seminar looks and feels like an interactive show-and-tell and will introduce over 36 offbeat tools, techniques, or tricks to assist weavers in all phases of weaving. Tentative time 3:00-4:30
Evening Seminar June 6
Intermediate to Advanced Weavers

4. There are Two Sides to Every Cloth
All cloth has two sides, so why not make them as distinct and interesting as possible, even completely different? On as few as three shafts, it’s possible to weave versatile fabric that possesses a completely different appearance on each side. This round-robin style workshop will be adapted and offered as a seminar. You will be presented with numerous ways to achieve cloth with two different sides, including double-faced twills, double faced overshot, and stitched double cloth. Tentative time 6:30-8:30

Please pass this information along to anyone you know who might be interested. Thanks Linda Raven lraven49@shaw.ca 778-424-1001

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