Sunday, June 28, 2009
These are textiles that have never been displayed before. I'm sure they have been lovingly preserved and protected in people's homes all these years. And guess what? You are actually allowed to touch them. The show includes spinning and weaving of all types of textiles, clothing, rugs, etc., using wool and flax and hemp (which they grew themselves).
Christine Dalziel of Greenwood B.C. has written a wonderful article in the The Bulletin (the newsletter for the Guild of Canadian Weavers), Volume 52 No.2, explaining this show, its content and historical significance. Check it out! Here's a quote from Christine's article:
"The show at the courthouse museum includes a natural fiber learning centre, a hemp display, as well as Doukhobor textiles and tools for fiber preparation, spinning, and finishing. A floor loom is set up in the area with a warp for a 'rag rug' style peace banner. The public is invited to help us weave a Peace Banner which will become part of the Grand Forks Art Gallery's permanent collection. The Peace Banner will be unfurled from the loom on International Peace Day, September 21st and will be displayed in local public buildings."
The public can view this show from March 7th to Labour Day, 2009.
Hours are:Tuesday to Friday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is by donation
Grand Forks Art Gallery and Heritage Centre
524 Central Ave
Grand Forks B.C. Phone: (250) 442-2211
It might be an idea for us to get together, set aside a day sometime this summer, and see the show. We could carpool, leave super early in the morning, drive to Grand Forks (I think it probably takes around three hours from my house), have a wonderful lunch, see the show, and drive home!!
Sounds like fun, eh? Anybody game?
Friday, June 26, 2009
We have also been informed that we will be charged $3 a key for the permanent keys that we keep on our person. We will discuss this at a later time with the executive/membership and decide how to handle this.
Also we have had reports of a odd smell in the guild room on occasion. It seems to be one of those elusive things that come and go. We are trying to track this down to determine what it is. We want to make sure that the furnace/heating system is not backwashing and coming into our guild room. If you visit the guild room and notice this, please make a note of it, date, time, how long it lasted, et cetera, and let me know. You can phone or email me.
That's it for housekeeping today!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
( To those of you that were there: Please look in your knitting bags for a pair of scissors in a red leather case. They belong to Gudie. Thank you)
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
11, Leno Weaving Workshop.
13 Saturday ‘Knit in Public Day’ 10AM at the Ross Street Plaza ( if it is raining at Piccadilly Mall)
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday ‘Spin in’ at the O’Keefe Ranch.
25 Thursday, 7pm at Judith’s, washing Fleece, everyone welcome.
Tuesday 14th, ‘Spin in’ at Darlene’s 10 - 2.
Friday 31st,spin/knit/weave/crochet at Piccadilly Mall to honour the towns of BC. (Watch for more details)
13, Meeting at Mona’s about the Fairs. 10 AM bring spinning wheel or whatever!
19 - 23 Gibsons
2 - 6 IPE
11-13 Salmon Arm Fall Fair.
For this occasion, the Shuswap Spinners & Weavers are coming out to "strutt their needles". Crochet hooks are welcome too. We will be "doing our thing" at the downtown Ross Street Park. Knitting begins as of 10 am and will go till "we drop" all our stitches ..... "Cross your needles" that the weather cooperates, otherwise we will knit at the Piccadilly Mall . Bring a chair in case there are not enough benches. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in ! ! !
June 8, 2009
The meeting was called to order by Judith Glibbery with 27 in attendance:
A welcome was extended to new member Lis Borthwick.
Minutes of May Meeting – Sheep to Shawl contest, Melissa should be amended to Catherine. Moved by Anne Nikmo that the Minutes be adopted as amended. Seconded by Noelle Cox. Carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Noelle Cox. Annual fees are due this month. Noelle moved that the Treasurer’s report be adopted. Seconded by Gudrun. Carried.
Library Report Darlene Thornbury
The new books in are not yet catalogued and carded. Please return overdue books, so the library can be inventoried.
Newsletter and Blog Clare
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
Fibres Unlimited: Gloria??
Gudrun’s runner is warped up. There is room for one more weaver to sign up. The fish have been warped, and the 4 harness loom will be used for the sheep to shawl contest.
Gudrun’s Leno workshop on Thursday. Gudrun would prefer an earlier start, so participants should arrive prepared at 9:30 AM at Picadilly Mall. Meet at Jane’s place if you are uncertain where people are. Participants should bring a 3 ring binder for notes.
Judith read an email from Denice at Burton requesting that workshops should be scheduled on the weekends. Usually this is done.
Christmas Sale: Think snowflakes for your theme. The sale date is November 21.
Sheep to Shawl: One spinning session has been held already, and a second session will be help on the 16th. Judith will be holding a demonstration on how to scour sheep’s wool. This will be held at Judith’s place on Thursday, June 25th @ 7:00 PM. The 25 was chosen because some people will be spinning at the Okeefe Ranch during the day, from 10:00 AM to approximately 3:00 PM.
Knit in Public Day Join the Knit-In on June 13th on the Ross Street Plaza from 10:00 AM onwards. Anne is to put a notice in Friday AM, and also in the market? Gudie to make a sign advertising the event. In the event of bad weather, the event will move to Picadilly Mall.
IPE/Fall Fair/Fair Meeting.
IPE location the same as last year. -The Educational component should be handled by Fibres Unlimited.
- Mona Ball will host the planning meeting on August 13, at 10:00 AM. Bring your lunch, and your spinning.
Gloria – convenor for spinning
Judith to judge for skeins.
Rather than shut down for the summer, meetings and events will take place over the summer. Watch for emails and blogs.
There will be spin ins at the Okeefe Ranch on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.
Donkey Days will begin at Shirley’s on Saturday, June 20. Come and set up a table, for $10 (if successful), or come and spin. Directions will be blogged or emailed.
Clare and Rob gave a small honorarium to the guild in appreciation for their help at Harmonious Homestead.
There will be no meeting in September.
Gudrun offered to conduct programs on flax spinning and Inkle weaving for the October and November meetings.
There was a call from Hugo (Elena’s husband?) who says he has raw wool. Call him at 250-832-9498 if you would like to check it out. The type of wool is unknown.
Spin-in on Tuesday, the 14th of July at Darlene Thornbury’s lakeside home. Bring your lunch at a bathing suit.
Sue brought a brochure from Granville Market Maiwa Spinning store, who have just put out 4 dvd’s on colour/dyes/weaving. See Sue for the brochure if you are interested.
Show and Tell:
The Meeting was adjourned before 9:00 PM
I just had a phone call from someone in Enderby who has just had her alpacas shorn and is willing to give away the fibre to anyone willing to pick it up. Her name is Helen Sundin - phone 838-7739. She has 2 garbage bags of white and 2 of black, but warns there is a "lot of hay" in it because they loved to roll in their feed.
As mentioned at the meeting
Hugo has fleece for sale 832-9498. Breed and condition unknown!