Thursday, January 29, 2009

Something Interesting

I think that is an interesting article I read in a book from Isaac Asimov "Words of Science and the History behind them": The first line was a textile cord, rather than a mark on paper. Line comes from the Latin "linea" which probably comes from the old name of "flax" (hence, our word linen for what may be man's oldest textile). Since the word straight line is but another version of "stretch" the phrase straight line is related, in derivation and sound, to "stretched linen", and it was a stretched linen cord that civilized man may have first used as a straight line in making land measurements. See you at the meeting on Monday, Cheers, Gudrun.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

February get together/meeting reminder

Next week Monday February 2nd at 1pm in the guild room is Fibres Unlimited and at 7.30pm is our guild meeting. Marcia and Darlene are providing goodies. It will be good to see you all there!

Garter stitch quilt

Canada Quilts magazine #107, Feb-April 1995, pg17

Newfoundland Quilter Sherry Bussey.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fibres West

Penelope Fibre Arts of Surrey, B.C. is pleased to announce “FIBRES WEST”, an event to take place March 20 and 21st, 2009 at the AgRec Building on the Abbotsford Exhibition Park Grounds. Come join us for two days of shopping, education and inspiration. Check out our website and blog for all the details. New vendors are being added all the time, so please check back regularly to get a full list of who will be attending.
To date we have booked three excellent speakers for the show, Ivan Sayers, the entertaining past costume curator of the Vancouver Museum who will be speaking on historical knitting, Judith Glibbery, expert on all things “sheep” who will be speaking on spinning fine fleece, and of special interest to weavers, Ingrid Boesel of Fiberworks-pcw will be giving a talk entitled “The Lazy Weaver – how to get the most from a warp”. Please check the site for exact times.
Besides tempting you with fibre vendors there will be an Artisan’s Gallery to inspire, a Master Spinner, Knitter and Weaver booth where you can ask all your burning questions, Fibre Animals, demos, and much more.
The fine print:
Abbotsford Exhibition Park, AgRec Building, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford
Friday March 20th, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday March 21st, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission is $5 and $3.50 for seniors/students, children 12 and under free.
Parking is free, directions to the venue are on the website. There is no ABM at the site but most vendors take Mastercard/Visa as well as cash. Refreshments available.

Interested in volunteering ? Please call Brenda Alexander at (778)292-1282 or email for more info. We need volunteers to relieve our vendors at their booths, man the cash desk etc... We’d love to hear from you ! Free admission and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bobbin Rack For Sale

I have for sale a Nilus Leclerc Bobbin Rack for $75.
I hope that the picture comes out.
Sandy Spooner - 679-3337 or email

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tea Towel/Runner Guild Project is Now Underway!

For those interested in weaving off a tea towel or runner , we'd like to let you know that the Fibres Unlimited Guild project (warped on the smaller guild loom) is underway and now ongoing. Elvi has woven off 60 inches worth of runner and Darlene is now busy working on her tea towels. Darlene has woven off one and is busy working on her second one. Those who have expressed an interest in this, Gloria, Ann, Gabrielle and Judith (is there anyone else we've missed??) please keep in touch to find out when it's your turn. The warp is a neutral cream colour. Please bring your own weft for the project. Probably 2/8 is a good choice but, of course, you can weave with anything you like. When you have finished your project, please speak to Gloria about how much each of you owes for the warp and who you should pay.
If you're interested in weaving on a guild project in the future (the big Woolhouse loom is also being warped) try to attend the Fibres Unlimited get-together on Monday, February 2nd at 1 p.m. This is the day of the meeting. It's a great opportunity to spend a enjoyable afternoon with your guild friends, go out for supper with them, and attend the meeting all in a single trip! That's definitely a cool "act of green."
Happy Weaving!JG

Monday, January 5, 2009

January Meeting


Sunday, January 4, 2009

First Meeting of 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!
Tomorrow Monday 5th is our first Fibres Unlimited get together and Guild meeting of the year. The study group is at 1pm and the meeting at 7.30pm both in the Guild room. Gabriele and Noelle are providing the goodies. Look forward to seeing you all there!