Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's meeting time!

The following is from Judith, who is wonderful at getting notes out before me just keeping us update e-mails etc.

Our new guild year is about to start. Just a reminder of our meeting October 5, 2009, 7:30 p.m. It's hard to believe that summer has passed us by.
As well, Fibres Unlimited will be meeting in the afternoon. Come at a time that is convenient for you. Everyone is welcome. There's some terrific weaving going on in the guild room. It seems our looms are busy (for the first time in years). As soon as one warp is woven off, something else goes on. Come and see what's going on! Don't forget, the group goes out for a nice supper before the meeting, which makes it a most enjoyable day.
We're hoping for a good turnout at the meeting. We have a very full agenda to discuss, sheep to shawl, Christmas sale, our new Library's wonderful facelift, plus elections, et cetera. We value your presence and your vote when we need to determine things. Our guild is only as good as you make it. Looking forward to seeing you all!

Don't forget your show and tell hopefully we will have time for it and I am sure there is a lot after the summer break!

Here is a scarf that I cannot show at the meeting as for sentimental reasons has gone to University. It is made from fleece from one of our Corridale ewes, which I dyed and then spun the roving with some Columbia ( the sheep we had in Manitoba) mill spun yarn that I had dyed years ago, it went together. The finished scarf was knitted on 12mm needles. So my son has a scarf from his sheep dyed, spun and knitted by his mother. C

Friday, September 25, 2009

Salmon Arm Sheep to Shawl Photos

Thank you very much Susan for the following link photoshare.shaw.ca/view/13970752283-1253158705-98940/139707

For Sale

45" LeClerc 4 harness loom, warped with multi-coloured wool for a blanket. No bench. Pd. $700. Hardly used. Call Marcia Beckner (250) 832-3534.

36" Leclerc floor loom. Cloth cutter machine. 13" loom 2 harness, 4 reeds 4/6/8/12 dent. Books, wool and weaving yarn. $450. Phone Mary Hannah (250)579-9805. (Kamloops) Judy (daughter)

Woolhouse table loom (Caroline) 8 shafts Leclerc 4 shaft loom (there can be four more shafts added.)
Books for sale. Reason for selling ill, if interested, please call Christine Kirtz, : (250) 869 0308, or email:ckirtz@shaw.ca.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ponderosa Weavers and Spinners Guild Spin in

Just a quick note to remind everyone that the Kelowna Guild will be having their regular annual spin in on OCTOBER 3, 2009, SATURDAY, 10 A.M. ST. THERESA'S CHURCH ON RUTLAND ROAD IN KELOWNA. Fee: $12
Please try to make plans to come if you can as this is a fund raiser for their guild. This is a wonderful day of companionship, inspiration, education, fun! and wonderful food! Oh, and I forgot . . .you can shop till you drop!!! (how could I forget that?)
I will be sending you out a map with directions, etc, on how to get there a little later when Kirsti Jarrett sends it to me. For our new members, if you think you'd like to join us, try to hook up with someone in your area and car pool. That makes it even more fun! (And, yes, ladies, if you don't have a spinning wheel, you can bring your knitting). As it's too late for us to collect the money ahead of time, could you please let Kirsti know by email that you plan to come and then just pay at the door when you arrive? This really helps them with the preparation of that fabulous lunch they give us. Kirsti's email address is sinden-jarrett@shaw.ca. (that's a hyphen in that address, not an underscore). Or you can phone her at 250-764-0767

Free Weaving Software

Noelle has just discovered an interesting weaving site. Click on the link below (Pikes Peak Weavers Guild). Click on the icon Weave Design and you can download a program free from there. This program lets you play around with threadings, treadlings, colours, etc. As well as being lots of fun, it eliminates doing those tedious drawdowns with graph paper and a pencil!http://www.pikespeakweavers.org/

IPE 2009

Display Table

Sale Table
Sale Table

Clare, Glenda and Judith.

Ann and Liz