Thursday, February 26, 2009

Change of Date for Workshop

We'd like to inform you of a change of date for Sharon Wickstrom's workshop. The previously arranged dates March 6th and 7th, will now be changed to the 7th and 8th. That's Saturday and Sunday. Sorry about the late change, but it was unavoidable due to medical reasons. For those who work, these new dates may be preferrable anyway. Contact Sharon if you're interested and send your cheque to Noelle! Thanks.
(see Guild odds and sods below)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

March Meeting Reminder

Monday 2nd March is our Unlimited Fibres get together at 1pm and our Guild meeting is at 7.30pm. Hopefully it will not snow again! Sue and Gudie are providing the goodies. Look forward to seeing you all there!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Heritage Week

Thank you for all of those who spun, knit, crocheted at the Mall this last week. A few more members of the public are now educated in our crafts. I was asked at least 4 times 'What happens when the string breaks?' and several children were just amazed at the spinning wheel going around, just wanted to watch. One little girl told her grandmother to go away and she did!

Pictures taken at the Mall.

Loom For Sale

Dorothy 15 3/4" loom. Le clerc 4 harness 12 dent reed lease sticks, reed and 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" weight16lbs.
Asking $200. Contact Darlene @(250)675-5281

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Shuswap Seed and Sale

I am having a booth at the Shuswap Seed Swap and Sale this year - as well as selling my wool bedding and felting things I am allowed to sell other peoples wool products. The sale is on Saturday 7th March in Enderby - if you have somethings to add to my sale table give me a call before March 7th. Sue Moret (250) 838-7945.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fibres Unlimited

Monday was the first get together of the year. It was well attended with standing room only! There was a lot of catching up (chatting ) done.

Judith found time to weave while Gloria looked on.

Gudrun showed everyone her scarfs she had woven. Elvi showed her scarf that she knit while sitting on the beach in Mexico.

Jean set up her knitting machine which she has donated to the guild . Thank you Jean.

A reminder that we can all meet again next week Monday to Friday at Piccadilly Mall. It is Hertiage Week so Monday bring your knitting to knit up a storm and the rest of the week your spinning wheel. It will be good to see you all there!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Machine Knitting Wordsearch

Spool Rack Wanted

Call Denice at 250 265-4366 or e-mail at


Fees for this two-day workshop have now been set at $65 plus $7 lab fee.
To sign up, please call Sharon to let her know.
Send your money to Noelle to secure your space.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Few Guild Odds and Sods

Greetings everyone! No doubt there’s a lot of guild withdrawal going on out there. I know I'm missing it! The weather certainly seems to be sabotaging our efforts to get together. However, despite all the cancellations, we'll soldier on. I'm sure you're getting a lot done at home. and can't wait to see show and tell in March. I thought about having our meeting a week later on the 9th, but the meeting room was booked, so we'll just wait until March. Just to touch base, I thought I'd send out a few items that we normally would have talked about at our meeting.
Will meet on Monday, February 9 at 1 p.m. at the guild equipment room (that's this coming Monday). All are welcome. Come to weave, spin, knit, or whatever you wish. Hope to see you there.
We traditionally support Heritage Week at Piccadilly Mall in Salmon Arm in February so hope to see many of you there. Elvi usually keeps a roster of who's coming just so we keep a guild presence there each day of the week. Elvi has been in Mexico (what a lucky duck!) but I believe she's coming home on the 4th. Give her a call and let her know which day you can come. We will be having our Ucanknits and spins ins there, as well, this month.
Just a reminder that the classes are starting to fill up at the conference. If you're interested in going, you should have a peek at the website.
This two day, round-robin style workshop will guide you through weaving a number of unique fabrics - from deceptively easy to very impressive, in both 4 and 8 harness weaves, which can serve as fabrics for home d├ęcor, garments, or household linens. You will gain an understanding of how basic 4-harness weave structures can be compounded to create unique 8-harness weaves, how to add 4-side border et cetera. We will also cover *finishing* your fabrics, pitfalls to avoid, how to make up simple woven shapes into comfortable wearable garments. Tips and techniques for those who for those who wish to "cut and sew" will also be discussed along with embellishment techniques. The $7.00 workshop lab fee includes the Workshop Reference Binder. You can add your samples to the appropriate pages, providing you with a valuable resource for years to come. Students provide their own warp yarns.(Anyone interested in this workshop, please sign up quickly as March is just around the corner. You can get more information about cost from Sharon. Remember you should send your cheque to Noelle to reserve your space).
By now you have all received the email from Noelle, Ann, and Gudie regarding taking over the STS competition. Terrific news! Thanks so much to all three of you.
The redistribution of convenor roles means we are now looking for one or two members to be convenors for both the skein competition and the spinning competition. These two events are not a lot of work. Don't worry if you haven't had any experience in such things. It is definitely NEN! (that's no experience needed). You'll get lots of guidance. If you haven't helped out with putting on events at the fall fair in the past (or even if you have), we'd love to hear from you! Give Noelle a call.
For the past two years we have supplied fall fair prize money for classes in the textile building. In the past this usually has come in at around $100 plus or minus a few dollars. As our guild has voted in the past that we will continue to support the fall fair in this way and advise the fair board they can count on our prize money for 2009
Also please give Noelle or Gudie some feedback about these new classes they are thinking about. The extra spinning class and the combined technique class sound like great ideas to me, but they're looking for ideas from all of you. We are working on a time dead line so if you have any ideas, don't wait! The fair board must know in two weeks. Call or email Noelle.
The Ucanknits will have their monthly meeting at Piccadilly Mall on Monday, February 16th at 10 a.m. Bring your knitting or even your wheel and we'll see you there.
Our spin ins will be held at Piccadilly Mall, as well. Come any day of the week with your wheel and get a whack of spinning done. Plus it's such fun! We can go out for lunch, spin, and visit. Remember to phone Elvi so we can get the roster covered evenly.
Boy, do we have a lot of catching up to do. Cannot wait to see you all. (Jg)

From Gudrun

Two friends are talking about there wife's, the one ask: what are your wife's favorite flower? " Oh yes said the other, it is "Robin Hood all purpose flour".Hope there will be a meeting soon, take care, Gudrun