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, May 22, 2015

dont forget next weekend

5th. Annual 100 MILE FLEECE & FIBRE FAIR
Hosted by the Bradley Centre Thursday Spinners
Sunday, May 31, 2015
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bradley Centre, 975 Shearme Road , Coombs BC
Join us for a day of all things fibre:
fleece for spinning (wool, alpaca, mohair, etc,) yarn, accessories and activities
Admission is Free
Door Prizes
Food Concession
Spinning Circle: Observe spinners in action and maybe try your hand at spinning
For more information contact : Nancy Tait , email: joyfulimages@shaw.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MIWSGuild May 6th 2015

Minutes of the AGM for the MIWS Guild May 6th 2015
There were eight people present in our new location. Crystal presented her treasurers report and it was accepted as written.

Jeannette Brooks moved that our fiscal year should coincide with the calendar year. Jan 31st – December 31st.Dues, due January 2016. We would hold the AGM in November. This year would be a grace period only until January 2016. Anne Fiddick seconded the motion and all were in favour.

So you membership is payable in January of 2016.

We had a report on the Fibre exchange and made a profit of $493.90. Debbie moved that we move to accept the report.

Old Business

In September bring slippers or socks for thew Tread Lightly conference in 2017. Do them in the colours that Pat Zogar gave us information on. Autumn is going to make the steps.

Alison Irwin hasn’t figured out about the paper weaving for the conference yet.
Jeanette Brooks was taking a cedar tree down and lead by Debbie people went to get strips of cedar bark for basket weaving. Debbie is going to do a cedar weaving basketry class. Talked about the Tzouhalem guild Sheep to shawl.
Talked about demonstrating at the VIX

Save Country Grocer receipts-Couldn’t remember why?

There were some metal heddles left over from Eva's loom. Betty has them-should they go to Gabriola since they have the loom they fit on?
Our Election Slate for next year
President Lynne Vander Linde
Vice President Betty Tufnail
Secretary Heather Sinclair
Treasurer Crystal Hanson
Librarian Margo Turner

September I will need someone else to do the minutes as I wont be there.

Pot Luck June 3rd
Fiddick's Farm BB
1431 Ivor Road
Nanaimo BC V9X 1P7
phone 250-722-2507
cell 250-619-8003

Show and Tell

Autumn-making catapults
Liz-got a great deal on a Dorothy loom-Reminded us of the 100 mile fibre fair on May 31st
Jeannette Brooks-socks?
Anne has 12 harness Dorothy for sale
Betty is moving
Lynne told us about Iron Oxide the Art store had something Friday and Saturday night-small gesture?
Debbie showed rocks that she and Sharon Cameron are collecting and have for sale in the Artisans Studio.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Free lecture

Some of you know I am doing a workshop with Joan Baxter-tapestry weaver
There will be a lecture with Joan Baxter on Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 pm at the Quality Inn Resort/Bayside, Parksville Joan Baxter’s lecture is titled:  “Landscapes of Inspiration and Imagination”  approx one hour long.  No cost.  If anyone would like to attend, if they could email , elaine@elaineduncan.com  so she will  make sure we have enough chairs.