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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Where did the time go? 
Salmon Arm Fall Fair has come and gone. 
We had a very busy weekend ..... here are 
some highlights from this past weekend.

We were in the Artisan building again this year.  

Friday at 4:00 p.m. we did the waulking of handwoven blankets. The public was encouraged to participate.

Getting ready to start, Ann recruited people 
from the crowd to take part. 
They all started by getting the woven blankets wet
and passing it around the table in a 1 2 3 4 rh

Sherry and Lis with people from the crowd.

Jill and Sherry listen as Lis explains the
process to the rest of the team.

Ann explaining the process to people on the 
other side of the tables.

Almost done, Carole and Lis measuring to see if it
needs to be waulked some more.
After the waulking process is done, you then brush your
blankets to get a nice soft nap on them.

When the waulking process is done 
then Lis and Jill will cut the blankets  apart.
Saturday we had 5 teams competing in the Sheep to Shawl competition. This started at 11 a.m. with the judging of the completed shawls at 4:15 p.m. The teams were:  

Barriere Spinners and Weavers Guild

Judith was the judge and Team Barriere came in 3rd place.
A close up of a beautiful job!

Ann was their weaver.

  Kalamalka Weavers and Spinners Guild
Congratulations Team Kalamalka - 2nd Place!
What a beautiful pattern of this close up!

 Monashee Spinners and Weavers Guild

Louise was their weaver.

Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers and 
Fibre Artist Guild

Chris was their weaver.

Blue Ribbon goes to......

Congratulations Team Ponderosa - 1st Place!

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild

Elvi was their weaver.
These were the 5 shawls!
1st 2nd and 3rd Prizes.... Ponderosa, Kalamalka and  Barriere
following up with  Shuswap and Monashee
Congratulations to all Teams!

Some of the ladies modeling
three of the finished Shawls

They were Ponderosa's, Barrieres's and Kalamalka's shawls

Plus we had a wonderful demonstration of felting a Scarf from our Shuswap Spinners and Weavers felting group. 
Michelle working on the scarf with
her felting machine

This is Michele's felting machine.

Making sure the silk doesn't stick to the
top side of the scarf.

Michelle and Jennifer worked on this
beautiful felted Scarf!

Sunday at 2:00 p.m. spinners participated in  a "Just for Fun" to see how long a yarn they could spin from a given amount of fiber. It was very interesting to see the result from these proficient spinners.

Lots of arts and crafts on display and for sale.

There also was fleece judging.....