Tuesday, March 17, 2009

'Spin in" at Monas

It was a small cozy 'Spin in' at Mona's last Tuesday. Was everyone tired after Sharon's workshop? But we were honoured by seeing the nearly completed quilt that Mona is making for her sister's grand daughter as a wedding present. The quilt is black and white, 56 squares and in each square is 48 pieces, just beautiful. Then Mona showed us into her weaving room, besides a loom, books and yarn a lot of inspiration. This tour was after a delicious lunch of Mona's minestrone soup, pita bread, hummus and a Chocolate/Cherry trifle 'yummy'! Thank you Mona for your hospitality.

Photos from Sharons Workshop.

Here are some pictures Sharon took at her workshop. Sounds like she wore you all out with the new things she taught you. I know Denise was tired when I met her in Superstore on her way home! (Thank you for the photos Sharon)

Monday, March 16, 2009

March Show and Tell

It was the first Show and Tell of the year and the first meeting so there was a lot of items to see and share. The top photo is some of the work members had made over the winter months. The photo below is a picture of felted flowers made by some members 'a while ago' and Gudies yarn creations in the foreground.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kalamalka 'spin in'

Kalamalka Weavers & Spinners

Invite you to our 'FUN~SPIN DAY'
Saturday - April 4th, 2009 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Faith Baptist Church
3908 - 27th Street, Vernon, V1T 4X7

Happy New Year to everyone. Yes, it’s time again to invite all you lovely “crafty“ ladies (gentlemen are not excluded) to our annual Spin-In /Fun Day on Saturday, April 4th .

As well as spinning, we encourage you to bring your knitting, sewing, "to finish" items or maybe you have an idea you would like to share with everyone.

There will be lots to see and share. Bring your show & tell, "shop 'til you drop", and of course, fun meeting up with friends. So please come and make this a real "Fun Day".

The cost for the day is still $12.00, which includes lunch and all day refreshments. If you would like a commercial table the cost is $25.

If our long distance friends would like to come and need an overnight stop-over, we can offer some accommodation but please let us know in plenty of time.

If you have any queries phone me on 250-545-7819 or e-mail at kentrix@junction.net.

Looking forward to seeing you all. JJ


Send $12.00 or $25 for a commercial table by March 21st to:

Trixie Krogel, 173 L & A Cross Road, Vernon, V1B 3S1



Monday, March 9, 2009

Important Dates

    10, Spin in at Monas 10 - 2.
    16, Knit in at Anns 10 - 2.
    20 + 21 Fibres West.

4, Kalmalka Spin in

17 - 19 Desert Mesa Spin in
18, Spin in at Harmonious Homestead and Ewe 10 - 4.

  • MAY
    2, Williams Lake Spin in
    9, Spin in at Harmonious Homestead and Ewe 10 - 4

22 - 24 Olds

28 - 31 ANWG
  • JUNE
    11, Leno Weaving Workshop.

19 - 23 Gibsons

2 - 6 IPE
11 - 13 Salmon Arm Fall Fair.

Equipment for Sale

"Leclerc 60", 8-harness jack loom, in good condition. Includes 3 reeds, shed sticks, warping sticks and incidentals. Asking $1,000.00 or best offer. Call Sallie Bankes at 250-835-8685.

Dorothy 15 3/4" loom. Le clerc 4harness 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",
weight 16lbs. Asking $200. Contact Darlene @(250)675-5281.

Minutes of the March Meeting

Minutes of the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers March 2,2009 16 members present Judith chaired the meeting

1. As of yet we have no workshop coordinator

2. Fund raising was discussed:
1 Gudie sold felt flowers for $57 . There are more for sale at $2-$4per stem.
2. We could also have a stash and a plant sale.
3. Elvi suggested that the mannequins be rented out at $5 per mannequin.

3. Harmonious Homestead and Ewe Spin-Ins: Clare has 6 Saturdays - April 11,18,25 and May 2, 9 and 16 from 10am-4pm available. Bring lunch, folding chair and name badge. Spin-Ins are April 18 and May 9 but you are invited any of the above Saturdays. Shearing will be April 18 and 25. Fleeces are $25 each. Contact Clare.
4. Spin -In April 4 - Kalamalka Spinners and Weavers
5. Magic in the Water - CD resource in the library. A committee to look after letting the Guild know what is in this resource. Judith to look after this after March 20.
6. Jean Halliwell has brought in the knitting machine. Thanks you, Jean.
7. Anne offered to put together a welcome package for new members. This will contain a membership list, library and equipment policies and a brochure.
8. Sheep to Shawl Letters have been sent out. Gudie has brought a fleece. Gudrun will be the judge. Still need is a team. Gudie, Anne and Noelle are the convenor.
9. Christmas Sale - Gudie and Gudrun will co-ordinate
10. Workshops - Sharon is having a workshop March 7&8 looking at different weave structures, finishingetc.
11. Library - some new magazines are in
12. Fibres Unlimited- there has been a good turn out. One loom has a warp for runners or tea towels on it. Everyone welcome.

New Business
1. Discussion of flying shuttle or 20 plus for the big loom. Fibres Unlimited to look into pricing both systems, pros and cons and will present at a meeting.
2, Do we have too many warping boards? Any suggestions?
3. Judith suggested that the blog have a once a month list of important dates and equipment for sale.
4. Fibres West Abbotsford March 20-21
5.Ucanknits - March 16 at Anne's (10-2) Spin -in - March 10 at Mona's (10-2)
6. Gudie moved that non-members be charged $3.00 for ads in the newsletter. Darlene seconded, Carried
7. Meeting adjourned
8. Show and Tell
9. Leno program by Gudrun