Sunday, November 25, 2007

Desert Mesa Retreat Spring 2008

Desert Mesa RetreatSPRING 2008 Donna and Sheila are delight to announce that we will have a Spring Retreat in 2008, and will continue to do so as long as there are spinners wanting a getaway with fellow spinners. We will also continue to have a Fall Retreat in October. The Spring dates will be April 18-19-20, 2008. The Retreat will be held at “Immaculate Heart of Mary Shrine and Center” in Cache Creek.
The facilities include:  23 rooms with 2 single beds with private bathroom and shower. 3 rooms with 1 double bed with private bathroom and shower. Large bright conference room that seats 50+.  Large dining room that seats 50+. Bedding and towels are supplied.
We will have a Spinning Show & Tell on Friday and then will set your pieces out so everyone can see and admire.We will also have a gift exchange for those who want to participate. (Gift value $7 to $10)We will have several vendors, so we will be able to shop till we drop.There are comfortable chairs, but they do have arms, so you might bring your own chair for spinning.
Costs: Sharing two single beds $150.00 per person Double $225 per person… single Double bed sharing $150.00 per person These prices include, dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday, and all snacks and coffee and juice. Full payment is due at time of Registration. First Come First Registered. Only a short waitlist will be kept. Thank you.Registration closes March 30, 2008 no refunds after that date. Contacts:
Sheila Kirk OR Donna Faulkes 250-378-4740 Registration – payment in full MUST be included
FOOD ALLERGIES/CONCERNS: ______________________________________________________________ ROOMS – circle room you want SINGLE BED ($150.00) SHARING ROOM WITH
DOUBLE BED – ONE PERSON ($225.00) DOUBLE BED – TWO PEOPLE ($150.00 each) sign-in UNTIL 2 PM FRIDAYVendors can start moving in at 1 pm
Full payment is due at time of Registration
MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: Desert Mesa Retreat Sheila Kirk 3053 Petit Creek Road Merritt, BC V1K 1N8 250-378-4740

Dye Tipbit

Fibre Reactive Dyes - for cellulose fibres like cotton, rayon, tencel, bamboo, linen - also silk Cibacron F - use these dyes at 75 to 105 degrees, and up to 120 degrees for better penetration on a high twist silk Procion MX dyes - are a great cold water dye. At temperatures above 110 degrees Farenheit the dyes react with the water faster than they do the fibres, resulting in weaker, lighter shades and an uneven dyebath. Sharon

A picture story of the Christmas Sale

1.Well where should we start? 2. I will put this hat here.

3. This will look good placed here. 4.Looking good.

5. Colourful display.

6. Beautiful music. 7. Do you think the sale went well? OH YES!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Help needed at Christmas Sale

I still need 3 more people for the 11:45 - 2:00 shift at the sales desk this Saturday at the Christmas sale. If anyone can help out, please phone or e-mail me Thanks, Noelle

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Knit in at Judiths

Thank you Judith for having the 'knit in' at your house yesterday. 7 Members enjoyed the relaxing knit and chat company. Judith taught us a trick to not see the colour jog when you change colours in circular knitting and a few other things. Along with our brown bagged lunch, Judith spoilt us with a bowl of her homemade Squash soup DELICIOUS!

No 'knit in' next month but in January. Need more info contact Judith.

Minutes of Novembers Meeting.

Minutes of the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Nov. 5,2007 21 members present
1. Minutes of the Oct. meeting adopted as printed by Julia. Seconded Judith. Carried.
2. Treasurer reported a balance of $XXXX. Noelle also reported that there are 32 paid members. Judith will give Noelle a report on the Silk Workshop.
3. Gudrun is missing a burgundy scarf from the IPE. Mona missing a tea towel.
4. Gudrun supplied the tea towel for Jenny who supplied the flowers for the Fall Fair.
5. Christmas Sale- NOV 24 Gudie gave Marcia's report from the organization committee and brought the posters to put up. Gabriele and Anne to do thetea room. Please bring small goodies. Set up for the sale will start at 4 pm on Friday Nov. 23
6. Arts Council - Gudie reported on the old window project. The Council is asking groups to take on an old window from the art gallery and convert it to a piece of art by March 2008. More to come at the next meeting.
7. Dec. Potluck at Elvi's (1841 - 17th str. NE) Dec. 3 at 6 pm. Please bring finger food - appetizers or dessert.
8. Programs - as listed in the Oct. newsletter
9. Newsletter - Clare is now taking on the job.
10. Julia moved that the Guild subscribe to the felting magazine from Interweave. Seconded by Darlene. Postponed til Dec. meeting. Noelle will pickup a copy.
11. Committee consisting of Sharon, Judith, Gloria and Noelle to look into guidelines for running workshops.
12. Gudie moved that the Guild pay $10 for the ad in the Textile and Needlearts booklet from the Fall Fair.
13. Knit - In Nov. 19 Judith (10-2)) the third Monday of the month Spin - In Nov. 27 Anne (7-9 )
14. Noelle moved the meeting be adjourned.
15. Show and Tell
16. Video

For Sale Looms

Dorothy 15-3/4" loom

Leclerc 4 harness12 dent reed lease sticks, reed & heddle hook

Is collapsible for easy carrying and storage

Weaving width 15-3/4" Loom width 20-1/4" Depth 20-1/2" Height 17-1/2" Weight 16 lbs.

Asking $200.00. Contact Darlene at (250) 675-5281

45" Leclerc Jack Loom, 4 Harness, plus #6 + #10 Reeds

$575. Phone Helga 838- 9636


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