Monday, October 2, 2017

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there you will find our events and the next monthly meeting date and times )

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Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild  

Next monthly meeting will be November 6th 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Spin In at Marianne's place.

Now this was a busy day!  First we met at the guild room to work on projects there,
 then we went to Marianne's for a wonderful lunch of homemade Squash soup
or Tomatoe soup and chocolate cake before spinning in the afternoon.

Marianne and Ann working on a blanket project.

Carole is giving them a hand too!

Elvi and Lis were busy warping for another tea towel project.
We are a busy group! Here is the start of
a tea towel project already on the loom!

Marianne in her lovely log home!

Bea and Marianne, spinning in the afternoon.

Carole with the sun streaming down on her!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thank you Ann Nikmo for your story 
"Something to Crow about"
and Bea Johnson for the poster board 
that was done in preparation for the 
Salmon Arm Fair 150.

"Something to Crow About"

Ann modeling our Sheep to Shawl first prize win!

Poster Board for our display.

The weave pattern shown.

Thank you Margaret Fryatt for your donation of the Border Leicester Cross for our Warp,
Sonio Gregg and Bruce Husband for the CVM and Merino cross for our Weft.

Sheep to Shawl Competition.

Friday, September 15, 2017

We would like to thank Carmen Laferriere 
for a wonderful job done on the information
 on the many types of fibre we get to work with.
These were displayed at our Fall Fairs in 
Salmon Arm and Armstrong. 

Check out Carmen's web site:

Pictures courtesy of Louise Smith, thank you.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Congratulations to Linda Nichols
our Salmon Arm Fall Fair winner of two woven tea towels.

Thank you to those who donated
to getting your name in on the raffle.

Friday, September 8, 2017

       120th Salmon Arm Fair - Something to Crow About 
Canada's 150th Birthday  

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers booth in 
Salmon Arm, B.C.
Liz, Elvi, Judith and Ann

Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. was waulking of the blankets.  
The blankets were woven in late spring and today we waulked them,  which is a type of fulling process before washing the blankets.

Setting up the tables and blankets in preparation for waulking.

Getting the blankets wet and soaped before starting.

It is a 1, 2, 3, 4 motion!
Swish, swish, swish pass the blanket along!
Note, all the blankets are all woven together.

Passing the blanket to the person on your left.

Start again, 1.... Swish.......

2..... Swish......

3..... Swish.....

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.was our Sheep to Shawl competition.  
Thank you Ponderosa Spinners and Weavers for joining in on the competition.  
Thank you too to Ted Crouch from "The Original Wooden Dragon Boats" 
for supplying our Canada 150 team T-Shirts.

Hiromi Nakagawa, Ann Nikmo, Elvi Pukas, Carole Berube, Rod and Bea Johnson

Carole Berube, Elvie Pukas, Ann Nikmo, Hiromi Nakagawa, Bea and Rod Johnson

Lindsay Topham, Jody Atkinson, Nicole Desson, Gloria McClure, Chris MacKenzie
missing is Susan Garvie.

Nicole Desson, Gloria McClure, Lindsay Topham, 
Chris MacKenzie, Jody Atkinson and Susan Garvie
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Team

The loom is warped and ready to go!
Getting ready to comb the locks.

Hiromi, Bea, Ann and Elvie, started combing the locks.

Carole, and Ann using the big combs to make the rovings.
Rod combing the locks.
See the other team combing their locks too!

Carole, Rod and Elvi

Ann using the big comb.

Showing off our team T-Shirts!

Mona Ball was our judge.
Thank you Mona for coming out again this year!

Ponderosa Spinners and Weavers Team

The loom is warped and ready to go! 

Jody, Gloria and Lindsay

Chris and Jody

Susan and Nicole

Jody, Gloria and Chris