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

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mid Island Weavers and Spinners Guild meeting for April 2016

MIWS AGM Guild Meeting April 2016

15 members present

Old Business

We discussed ANWG conference and sending them money for the bags that will be recyclable. Heather Sinclair moved that we send money as they need a commitment by June and we didn't think they were going to order things (like cups) from China and it would be local. Kathy McDonald seconded it and all were in favor. Lynn brought up the Romney Batt from Birkland Brothers Julie Getting moved that we use it for the booth and seconded by Margo Turner. All were in favor, and it was divided up for people to spin and dye or felt for our ANWG booth.

One of our Life members Evelyn Hempinstall died recently. I tried to find more information but was unable to.

New Business
It was suggested we have a picnic in the park in the summer and take spinning and weaving to promote the guild. We could hand out information and make cards. $50 for 500 cards. We need new contacts and information. Some one was going to talk to Crystal before ordering. Liz Kaarremaa moved we spend the$50 and Margo Turner Seconded the motion and all were in favor.

Agenda for May meeting Crystal. Liz has had contact with Sylvia Olson on a workshop with Sylvia on Salish Knitting. Sylvia has been doing a PhD and after may will be in contact. Meeting Adjourned by Jeannette Brooks.

Kathy McDonald says there is a New Societies Act which we will need to find out about and get registered.
We then had our AGM
Lynne Vander Linde has agreed to continue on as President
Jeannette Brooks is going to take over as secretary from me
Crystal We hope is continuing as treasurer-to be confirmed soon
Margo Turner will continues as the librarian

We had a great Show and Tell and if I can I will post [pictures when I get a chance.

Liz Kaarremaa gave an excellent talk on Coast Salish Spinning and the research she has done on the dog hair used in spinning for her final level, 6, of her master Spinners Certificate.

Tea and goodies provided Darlene Booth and Anne Fiddick

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Meeting tonight

Tonights meeting is at 7 pm and the Hostesses are Darlene and Anne
Ten of us are meeting at Gina's restaurant right near where the meetings are held. We are meeting there at 5:30.
Liz will be talking about Coast Salish Spinning and showing pictures. It is also our AGM to elect next years executive.