Monday, October 18, 2010

New blog

Well I did not realize i had not posted to the blog that long, but the computer would not move but now I have a new one.
Elections were held at the October guild meeting.
New positions are president Gabrielle Clark,
secretary Liz Borthwich
contact Sharon Wickstrom
blog Margaret Fryatt
We have a new blog at

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Polish Felter

Katarzyna was cycling by with her husband this afternoon and had to call in when she saw the sheep in the field. "Are you a felter?" she asked my husband."No I am a Fensom!". A polish girl, living in Ireland staying with her husband's uncle in Salmon Arm and wanted to felt. She is only here for a few days so asked if she would be coming back "No, I do not like Canada" "Why?" "I don't like the food"!
Take a look at her work

Monday, June 21, 2010

Movie set request for old fibre related tools.

Hello everyone, Mona has had the below two emails sent to her through ANWG (because she is our rep). As a matter of interest, we thought we should forward it on to all of you, just in case one of you might want to look into this. Mona and I have no other information other than what is in the emails below and have no idea about their credibility and cannot, of course, vouch for them. If you would like more information on this movie company and their request, there is a telephone number and email address included. Might be kind of
interesting!! jg ______________________________________________________From: Elizabeth Roberts Date: Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 3:01 Subject: seeking 'props' for our movie set..
Hello,just working on a movie, looking for a collection of antique orold-looking shirring, spinning& weaving tools. Can you put me in touch with one of your members who mightlike to rent or sell some such items?Thank you for your assistance.Elizabeth
-- Elizabeth RobertsSet Buyercell: (778) 772 2996
RED RIDING HOODRandom Films Inc.8035 Glenwood Drive, 2nd FloorBurnaby, BCV3N 5C8
fx: (604) 525 5865ph: (604) 637 0265______________________________________________ Thank you for forwarding our request.
Our film shoots from beginning of July through September, and we wouldlikely need the items for most of the duration. At the end of the film theProduction Companies often prefer to hold onto the Inventoried Items forsome time in case of re-shoots, etc. Set Dec Sales are usually minimallyadvertised and if we've moved onto another show, often don't hear about themourselves!
I look forward to hearing from some of your colleagues.
Thanks again.
Elizabeth RobertsSet Buyercell: (778) 772 2996
RED RIDING HOODRandom Films Inc.8035 Glenwood Drive, 2nd FloorBurnaby, BC

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer 'spin in', 'knit ins'

Tuesday 15th June 'spin in' at Gabi's. 10 -2. Cedar Grove Nature retreat 2920 White Lake road.

Sunday 11th July 'spin in' at Haney Heritage Village. 10 - ? Dress old fashioned.
Saturday 24th July 'spin in' at Margaret's.

Thursday 12th August 'spin in' at Sharon's. 10 - 2. Meeting to discuss the fairs.
Tuesday 17th August 'spin in knit in' at Darlene's. 10-2.

IPE 1st-5th.
Salmon Arm Fall Fair 10 - 12.

Looms, looms and more looms

I was asked by a dear lady down in Chilliwack if I'd come and take some photos and put an ad in our blog re this great loom which she is selling. She's now living in a "walled city" for seniors and simply doesn't have room. It is a great 8-harness loom with lots of bells and whistles - includes some AVL end-feed shuttles, the warping mill, tool shelf, bench and a few reeds! Her contact number is 250-703-0029 for more information. I hope we can find this loom a new home. Sharon

Here's the info on my loom: 36" leclerc floor loom $350.00 includes 8 dent reed, bobbins, shuttles, bobbin winder, skein winder, warping board, bench selection of yarns Judy 250-832-2195
Our good friend Shawn Martin phoned to say that they , Shawn and his new wife Irene, will be selling the big house and moving and that they will be selling the loom and other related bits that my friend Deb used. It is a Leclerc and it is either 36 or 45 inch..It will be going for about 200.00 or best offer.( much less probably)There is also a piano that they will give away. An old upright. If anyone is interested they can call me at 838 0232. Marcia Duthie. These items have to be picked up and the location is Westbank.

1. 4- harness, 45 inch Jack loom in good shape with two reeds, warping board and bench.$300
2. 4 - harness, 60 inch Nilus Leclerc loom. Comes with a sectional warp beam, at least one reed, tension box and extra heddles. It requires some TLC but would make a good loom for anyone interested in doing some rug weaving. $250
Call Margaret @ 250-679-2735

Sunday, May 23, 2010

May Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers May 3, 2010. 14 members present
1. Gabriele read the minutes of the April meeting. Sharon moved they be adopted as read, Mona seconded. Carried
2. Treasurer gave her report. Also "Vav" has been renewed for 2 yrs.
3. Library - new issues of "Vav" , "Spin-off" and "Handwoven" are in.
4. Fibres Unlimited - sign up if you wish to do the supplementary warp runner.Catherine and Gudrun are working on a shawl on the big loom.
5. Christmas Sale - Nov. 27 "Stockings "To quote Gudrun " weave, weave, weave......knit, knit, knit........etc" Posters are needed for the fairs.
6. Sheep to Shawl - still need a judge
7. Ukanknits at Mona's and Spin-In at Clare's : A wonderful time was had a both!!!!
8. ANWG Contribution- It was decided to make invitation size handmade paper with thrums. Gudie would teach us, and we would work in 2 groups. At the next meeting we will decide on times in the summer to get together.
9. Potluck Dinner- June 7 at 6:oopm at Elvi's
10. Spin-In May 11 at Gloria's from 10-2
11. Ukanknits- May 17 at Catherine's 10-2
12. IPE theme this year is "Beef".
13. Thank you to Catherine for doing double duty on the goodies for this meeting.
14. Program - "Our later works"
Meeting adjourned.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May get togethers

Tuesday 11th 'spin in' at Gloria's 10-2. Also 'flower hammering' will be available!
See Judith's e mail sent to members.
Monday 17th 'knit in' at Catherine's 10 - 2.

JUNE - Potluck is being held at Elvi's. Monday 7th at 6pm. Dinner items. yummy!

Minutes of the April meeting

Minutes of the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers April 12,2010 22 members present
Judith called the meeting to order and welcomed a guest- Kyla Turner.
1. Minutes of the April meeting adopted a printed by Noelle, Gudrun seconded. Carried
2. Treasurer gave her report. Noelle moved that we re-new our subscription to "Va" (2 yr) . Anne seconded. Carried
3. Library- An on-going list of wish books to be posted on the bulletin board. Jean donated past copies of the "Bulletin" . They will be in a binder.Also she donated some "Thread" magazine - may be had for a donation to the guild.
4. Equipment - Everything is in except for one spinning wheel.
5. Clare is looking for news items.
6. Fibres Unlimited - Enough has been woven for 21 salmon.
7. Christmas Sale - No. 27 "Stockings"
8. Mona gave a report on ANWG. It will be on the blog. Donations are being sought for goodie bags for the conference in Portland in 2011.
9. Workshops- Marcia is looking at organizing a transparency workshop s- Marcia is looking at organizing a transparency workshop with Sharon in the fall.
10 Sheep to Shawl - Spinners - Catherine, Denice, Sara, Gloria, Noelle. Weaver - Marcia Michele will look after the tea.Fall Fair theme is locally produced, locally enjoyed. Melissa offered to do signage and Anne and Noelle will help. The handbooks needs to know the times of events.
11. Ukanknits - everyone welcome
12. Elvi moved that we purchase "Handwoven Pattern Directory " by Anne Dixon. Darlene seconded. Carried
13. Spin-In April 24 at Clare's 10 -
Ukanknits April 19 at Mona's 10-2
14. Progam - The Early Works
15. Show and Tell
Next meeting May 3