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Shuswap Spinners and Weavers guild 
From 1979 - 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Enderby Arts Festival a Guild tradition

The Enderby Arts Festival, which marks its 10th anniversary this weekend,
has grown from a small artisans market to a major community event that
features local performers, family activities and vendors from as far away as
Alberta. The Enderby & District Arts Council created the festival to replace the
defunct Enderby Summer Fun Festival and Tube float and added food trucks,
live music, and then a family fun area to the mix. 
According to Neil Fidler, secretary and board member of the Arts Council, the
popularity of the event is helped by the fact that Enderby is a “nice, small town
that is close to everything.” 
The festival draws on an active, regional arts community and an older
demographic that actively supports local artists, both of which also contribute to
the festival's success.
Retirees, who make up almost a third of Enderby's population of around 3,000,
are historically critical to the viability of the festival.
“Like most small town organizations, we are run by volunteers, Most of our active
volunteers are older. We do get younger people, but they don't stick around
long,” said Fidler.
Festival organizers have found the right mix of entertainment and artisans to
appeal to a range of ages, from children to seniors..The reasonable table fees
appeal to local artisans, who fill around 40 tables each year.
Artisan demonstrations are always a hit with fairgoers, said Fidler.
“We've had the (Shuswap)spinners and weavers come every year since we
started. You always get people who come to watch.” 
Retired teacher Lis Borthwick is one of the guild members who demonstrates
fibre arts every year.
She says she always enjoys connecting with people at the festival, including f
ormer students, who find the spinning and weaving demonstrations fascinating.
“Enderby is lovely place to do it.  I taught in Enderby in for 20 happy years. I
owe that community.”

Written by: Anne Patterson

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
will be there all day Saturday.
Stop by our tent and say hi!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

We sometimes have Show and Tell at our Tuesday 
evening Spin In at the Okanagan library.  
Lis crochet this lovely "Lost In Time" shawl for her mom.  
Come join us on Tuesdays 6 - 8 p.m.!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Grindrod Days
Bea and Rod spent the day spinning at Grindrod Days.
Come spin your weedend at Grindrod.

Bea spinning and Rod plying.

Linda comes every year with the tractor club. We come out to
spin while she uses her hand crank 1912 Singer.
This front machine is her early 1900 treadle
Reliance sewing machine.

Here Rod is plying his own home grown alpace fibre, "Isabella"

All types of tractors come out each year to Grindrod Days.

Tractors all lined up.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

What a  view!!
Sherry, Judith, Elvi, Darlene, Carole and Wendy.

On Wednesday, July 17th Anne P. hosted her first Spin In
at her home near Pritchard.  Thank you ladies for coming
out and spinning with Anne.  What a fantastic view
overlooking the Thompson River!

Anne lives up the mountain! Her husband lead the ladies
to their home as it was a long ways up!

Wendy and Anne (our host)


Louise and Darlene


Wilma and Marianne

The resident house dog!

Elvi, Lynne, Louise, Darlene, Sara, Wendy

Jacquie, Carole and Judith

Sara, Wendy, Anne, Wilma, Marianne and Jacquie
Thank you Sherry for the pictures!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

R. J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum

Pioneer Days was held on Sunday, July 14th.  
A few of the Spinners and Weavers spent the day 
spinning at Haney House on their veranda.  
Thank you ladies for coming out to Spin!  
It's always nice to talk with friends and see 
old acquaintances pass by during the day.

Lis, Elvi, Ann, Bea and Carole