Friday, August 29, 2008

Our IPE Booth

Our Guilds booth was busy when my family and I stopped by on Wednesday. People buying raffle tickets and many interested on lookers! Thank you to all of you who gave your time to help.

IPE Sheep Show

Wednesday was the day that my family went to the IPE. The children wanted to watch the Horse Jumping and my husband wanted to watch the Sheep Show. In the pictures you can see he (in grey/black) actually ended up showing. The breeders cannot hold four animals so called on help from 4Hers from Chilliwack and Armstrong and people they know in the audience. He helped out Jo Sleigh who won the Supreme Champion Flock with her Dorsets. She showed her Romneys too. She will be at Salmon Arm Fall Fair and hopes Phil will shear her Romneys, so get ready to buy her fleeces.

ANWG Conference Year Scholarships

ANWG is offering ten scholarships for "Weaving Waves of Color" to beheld in Spokane, WA in 2009. A conference scholarship will equal the conference fee (not including seminar materials fees or post-conference workshop fees) to a maximum of $400.
In addition to the ten scholarship winners, three alternates will be identified from the applicant pool. IF a selected nominee is unable to attend the conference, that slot will go the next alternate selected.
Each guild may nominate only one person and the Guild’s ANWG representative must submit a letter of reference to the Education Committee. The nominee will also submit a letter to the Education Committee stating why she /he should be selected. These letters of application must be submitted to by midnight PST on OCTOBER 15, 2008.
Criteria for Submission Applicant may not have won a scholarship in the preceding five years. Applicant may express financial need, but evidence of financial need is not required, just a simple expression of need. Applicant should be an active and supportive member of their Guild. The phrase “active and supportive” could include: holding a Guild office, helping with workshops, helping with Guild library and/ or public instruction or demonstration of weaving. Active and supportive members are what holds a Guild together.
Scholarship application should be made by e-mail to:
Education Committee Chair, Deanna
or, if necessary, via snail mail: Box 74 Montrose, B.C. V0G1PO Canada
The Education Committee will review the nominations and scholarships will be awarded December 15, 2008. Scholarship winners and guild reps will be notified via e-mail. Scholarship winners will receive a conference registration certificate and registration booklet: the certificate must be sent via snail mail with the applicants’ conference registration.No checks will be issued.
If you have any questions, please contact
Education Chair, Deanna Welsh

Monday, August 25, 2008

Important Information: IPE and SA Fairs

Hi everybody. Just a note regarding our fairs that are just around the corner! As very few people came to our fair meeting at Sharon's on the 14th (we know many of you are out of town right now) I thought we should get important information out to the membership through the blog and e-mail. I'm hoping this reaches most of you.

Our new venue is confirmed in the new arena. We have been given a generous new space and everyone is quite excited about it (No more slogging in the wind/rain/scorching sun/ etc!!!! Can you hear us all cheering?) Set up is on August 26th at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. There is parking beside the new arena (the arena in on the south side of the fairgrounds). Please bring your items for sale or display. Our booth area is quite large so we'll need lots! Elvi has the list for working shifts. Give her a call and let her know when you can help out. It has also been decided we are doing a sheep-to-shawl demonstration on Saturday at this fair, so we'll have some looms there, as well. We're sure there will be room for more spinning wheels, so bring yours if you want to get a little spinning done, when you're not doing your shift. If you have a finished item for the raffle trunk, please be sure to bring that to Mona. We are not using our usual yellow woven ribbons any longer. Sharon will have new gate entry passes and parking passes for us. They will be on her deep freezer, as usual, to be picked up before you start your shift and dropped off after you finish for someone else to use.

Set up is on September 4th at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Please bring all your items for sale or display. Also set up time is when you can pick up your volunteer bracelet. This bracelet will get you into the fair all three days. You must be at set up to receive one. We also need people to bring display equipment items of all types (weaving, spinning, fibre, et cetera) to fill up the large sheep-to-shawl space during off competition hours. The sheep-to-shawl is on Saturday and the spinning competition is on Sunday. We are inviting everyone to come to a spin in on Friday (all day), Saturday evening, and Sunday (all day). Noelle may be doing some dyeing in her crock pot, during off competition hours, etc. Shirley and Clare are taking care of the tea room, and Susan is doing the children's area.

I hope you've all had a wonderful summer!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

For Sale 3 Looms and Misc

Woolhouse Tools 23” 12 shaft Carolyn Table Loom and Stand: Comes with upgrades of overhead beater, sectional rakes and guide, back extension for linen or fine threads, Which One lift plan guide and generous heddles. Included: lease sticks, 1 reed, and a shuttle. Stand means always at the right height. All features listed are $1500.00 new, but yours for $875.00 complete. View at photoshare: Contact for more details. Pick up is preferred, but will deliver to southern Vanc. Isl.

Leclerc 45” F-Type Counterbalance Loom: 4 shafts and recent upgrades of new apron cloth, 600 inserted eye heddles, new bumpers. This fore runner of the Fanny is 60 years young and weaves beautifully. Comes with one reed, lease sticks, a shuttle, sectional rakes and tension box with combs. Bonus new never used yardage counter! Also available is same age Leclerc 72 wood bobbin spool rack. Loom package is $600; spool rack is $200. Take both for $700 or best offer. Can be viewed at Photoshare: Contact for more details. Pick up is preferred but will deliver to southern Vanc. Isl.

Toika temple (blue): all metal for rugs and rep weave; 20” to 34” extension. Asking $35.00SOLD
Leclerc Tension box and comb. Asking $50.00
Books: Design Collection #8 Just Rags, CUM Scandinavian Weaving and Rya, Sprang by Hella Skrowronski and Mary Reddy. $5.00 each Contact Can send picture. Will wrap and weigh for mailing.

For Sale 3 Looms

12 Shaft 45” Scandinavian Countermarche loom – all new texsolv heddles and tie up cords, comes with 1” sectional beam, reed, loom bench, bobbin rack with 36 bobbins, wooden reed holder, tension box with extender kit, counter and extra reeds for the tension box, dividers and guides. This loom has metal pawls and ratchets, a 7 position beater, adjustable back beam and manual. Beautiful condition, asking $1200.00

8 Shaft 24” Leclerc Minerva folding floor loom – has two 1” sectional beams for supplementary warps, reed, lease sticks,guides and manual. Fantastic loom for workshops, asking $750.00

4 Shaft 36” Leclerc Artisat folding floor loom – has 1” sectional beam, raddle, lease sticks, new apron and bars. Comes with A Handweavers Pattern Book, New Key to Weaving, Weaving by Held and The Weavers Book. Excellent condition, asking $500.00 – will deliver within 100 miles – photos available. Email

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blanket Chest for the IPE

Noelle would like you all to know that we have our gaming licence for the IPE. She listed the prize value as $1500, so we really need everyone to get their projects finished in time for the meeting at Sharon's on Aug.14th!

Mona sent the photos of the blanket chest made by Darcy and the collection of items made so far.

Ponderosa 13th Annual Spin in

13th Annual Spin-in
Saturday, October 4, 2008.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Theresa’s Church – 750 North Rutland Road, Kelowna, B.C.
Entry Fee $12.00

We invite you to join us once again for a day of fun and fellowship at our thirteenth Annual Spin-in. It will be a day of meeting new and old friends, sharing techniques of spinning and enjoying the company of all our friends from other Guilds. Commercial tables will be present for your shopping pleasure. Please bring your items for SHOW AND TELL for all to enjoy. The entry fee covers lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and coffee.
Ponderosa Spin-in….Saturday October 4, 2008….10a.m. – 4 p.m.
Parish Hall, St. Theresa’s Church, 750 North Rutland Rd., Kelowna, B.C.
Name(s) Phone No. Guild

Please reply by September 24th, 2008, enclose registration fee and return to:
Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists
204 – 421 Cawston AvenueKelowna, B.C. V1Y 6Z1 Please make cheque payable to Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists.