Sunday, November 12, 2017

Check Upcoming Events for the next Spin In ....... ➡️➡️➡️➡️
(Go to the calendar or scroll down to Upcoming Events on the right hand side of this blog, 
there you will find our events and the next monthly meeting date and times )

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Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild  

  No Fibres Unlimited on December 4th! 
Just our regular monthly meeting. 1-3pm 

Did you know we feature hand made items in a
display cace at Piccadilly Mall? Every month there
 is something new to look at!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas Sale Saturday
December 2nd, 10 - 4

5th Ave Seniors Centre, 170 - 5th Ave S.E.,  Salmon Arm

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers 
Spin Out October 28th

Wow, what a great turn out we had! Lots of fun spinning and visiting with friends from near and far! Also making new friends along the way!

Judith and Noelle registered all our guests.
 Liz was a great help throughout the whole day!

We sat in colour groups.  This was our Red Group!

Blue, Yellow and Orange Groups!

Green Group!
We had spinners, knitters and felters all joining in for the day!
We even had two new gals, come see what we were all about,
they even got a lesson on spinning, what fun we all had!

Look at the wonderful gift baskets donated from our businesses in the area!

Gift Basket from Intwined Fibre Arts on the left!
Salmon Arm, B.C.

Two more baskets were made up from other businesses
 in our area with such generous donations!
The basket on the right was donated by Rancho Vignola!
Armstrong, B.C.

The one with the green bow was donated by 
Rogers Foods Limited! Armstrong, B,C.

The Shuswap Spinners and Weavers would like to thank the following businesses for their kind donation in supporting our Spin Out Raffle.

Bookingham Palace, Davison's Orchards, DeMill's Farm Market, Grass Root Dairy,
Falcon Ridge Farms, Intwined Fiber Arts, Larch Hills Winery, 

Pedro Gonzalez, Planet Bee Honey Farm,
Rancho Vignola, Rogers Foods Ltd., Shuswap Coffee Co.,
Swan Lake Nurseryland and White Lake Organics Ltd. 

Swan Lake Nurseryland donated 5 Liters of Apple Juice!
Our Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
donated gifts so we had on going door prizes!

DeMills's donated 20 lbs of Apples!
There was so much to choose from!

Our vendors donated to the door prize table too! 
One of the ladies from the Thompson Treadlers,
 Dianne Meyers even donated a gift!

Thank you to everyone who donated...... such wonderful prizes!

We even had magazines and books for those who wanted any.
more of the October 28th,  Shuswap Spinners and Weavers "Spin Out" events of the day.....

Thank you to Sherry for being our MC for the day!

Nicki gave us information on "The Little Lake Project"
that the Salmon Arm Art Gallery is putting together.

We had such an arrangement of desserts for our 
morning coffee break and more was put out for lunch!
Thank you to our guild ladies for all the lovely baking.

We had a nice arrangement of fruit too!
Thank you Carol for providing the fruit tray.

Coffee provided by The Hive and a nice assorment of teas!

Thank you to these four ladies helping in the kitchen.
Trudy, Gwen, Jeffifer and Michelle!

Our cooks, Ky and.....

Larrisa! Such wonderful soups and salad for this event.  
Not to mention all those fresh baked buns by Marrianne!
Table arrangements were lovely as always,
thanks to Myrna and Bea!

and..... a peak at our name tags made by
Loanna and Bea.  Thank you Loanna for

crocheting all those sheep buttons. Stitch markers
were also attached to each name tag!
Marianne and Lynn gave us a demonstration 
on spinning cotton.

and.... even had us carding and spinning some cotton too.
Show and Tell is always fun, there is so much talent in the Okanagan. 
We always go away learning something new!

I just have to tell you, this was Marianne's loom when she was a
 little girl of 5 years old.   Here she warped it up and made coasters.

We had 4 Vendors at the Spin Out, all from our very own guild!

Lynne Anderson from West Coast

Margaret Fryatt from Ranfurly Farm

Sara Holbrook from Skimikin Studios.

Rod and Bea Johnson from Longneck Fibres

Anne Carmichael from ABC Knits

Our Gift Basket Winners were.....

Bonnie Assay won the Intwined Fibre Arts gift basket,
Anne Carmichael won the merchants gift basket. 
Both ladies are from Kamloops.
Dora Antoniow from Kelowna won the merchants gift basket.
Trudy Grigg from Salmon Arm won the Rogers Foods Ltd. gift basket.

Rod Johnson from Salmon Arm won the Rancho Vignola gift basket.
Again, we would like to thank all those businesses who donated such lovely gifts to help make our Spin Out such a success!  Thank You!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Carmen's Felting Workshop from the Scholarship Program

At the beginning....
Carmen lit a candle in memory of our past members.

There were at least 20 ladies in attendance.
Carmen explained the different types of materials used
that can be felted on or with.

Jennifer and Carmen demonstrating different effects made
 by wrapping and tying while dying your fabric.

Quite amazing and very interesting details!

The effects of wrapping and tying after dying!
This was a clamping process with wood and clamps then dyed!

This was folded, clamped and dyed.  Amazing outcome!

This piece was clamped and dyed!

Jennifer had taking the same workshop as Carmen in Penticton.
A close up of the piece that was wrapped and tied.

Different stitches used for effect!

Silk that was used in this piece.

Different types of silk.

Some silk is easier to use depending on the weave.
You can even felt using cheese cloth.
Designs made with stitches and knots!
Beautiful pieces!

Showing the effects from stitching and knotting.