Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Spin In Public Day is September 17th

Hello everyone .... !

WWSIP is just around the corner.... 
If you are yet familiar with this event ,
 find out more at:


Melissa and Gudie are taking the lead and have arranged for a WWSIP day 
in Salmon Arm.  Gudie has arranged with the Picadilly  Mall Admin Office 
for the use of a vacant store space across from the Sport Check store from 10 am to 3 pm   (they will provide chairs but have no extra tables for us to use).

Please feel free to bring for display different kinds of fibre and yarns that you have spun  -  from the traditional to the new age funky kind of novelty yarn.

Anyone who has a spinning wheel but is not a member, is welcome 
to join in.   

Contact:    Gudie Hupfauer on Facebook  or 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Calandar

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Calendar for September and Beyond

Thursday, September 8 – 3:30 set up begins for Salmon Arm Fall Fair.

Friday, September 9 – Fair opens at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Saturday, September 10 – Weaving and Spinning Demos, in lieu of Sheep to Shawl Competition – Gates open at 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Sunday, September 11 – Spinning Proficiency Contest – practice begins at 1:30 pm.  Contest at 2:00 pm.  Booth clean up begins at 5:00 pm.

Saturday, October 1 – The Ponderosa Guild Spinning Day held at St. Teresa’s Church Hall in Rutland.  Begins at 10:00 am to 4 pm and lunch is provided.

Monday, October 3 – The next Shuswap Guild meeting 7:30 pm in the Guild room. 

Fibers Unlimited meets at 2:00 pm in the Guild room.

If you are interested in taking part in the Textile Expressions Gallery Show in 2013; please have your artist Bio and photos of past work ready to give Elvi.

Saturday November 26 – Christmas Sale; no set up time yet.  The theme is Christmas Ornaments.

Please let me (Lynette L. )  know if I've missed any dates ~ 

With Thanks to Lynette!

Minutes of August 25th Meeting

Minutes of Meeting
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
August 25, 2011
Sharon called the meeting to order at 10:35 AM, 17 members attending.
Greetings were exchanged with Carole Berubé.
IPE - our booth will be in the Horticultural Building
- shift sign-up clipboard passed around.  Glenda to phone to fill in the
- IPE and parking passes can be picked up at Sharon's before your shift.
- We have only 5 parking passes - THEY MUST BE RETURNED TO SHARON'S HOUSE
IN THE PM.!!!!  We can park in the Wood Avenue Parking Lot.  There may be
some shuttles there.
- Shifts are from 9 - 4 PM, and from 3:30 - 10 PM.
- Your pass entitles you to free entry into the fair, but please do your
visiting after your shift.
- Wear your name tags, and something woven if possible.
- BYO Water.
SETUP Tuesday night set up at 6:30 PM  Booth is 15' x 20' long.
ITEMS FOR SETUP:  tablecloths, spinning wheels from guild room - just
bring your wool and a bobbin, to save space.  Display equipment, mirror,
gridwall, table loom, 8 shaft loom.- Elvi will bring her truck. - Gudrun
to make warp for tea towels.  It can be put on during the fair.
Darlene, Elvi, Mona to donate tea towels for raffle, Julie to donate some
woodwork.  Raffle by donation.
Items can be sold here without commission.  Please tag them well, and
include an inventory list for Noelle.  Include all inventory info onto
receipts.  Noelle to bring float and cash box.  Pd by VISA (Visa sales 5%)
 Look for names on the VISA cards, so you don't slip up and take a debit
There should be a clipboard with sign-up sheets for people who wish to
take classes, and the SSW brochures (Gudie will make up more) and some
Christmas sale signs.
An instruction page (plastic coated) should be available for sales
SA Fair
only 1 sheep to shawl team - us.  Do as a demo?
Glenda voted to cancel the sheep to shawl - Lis seconded.  Carried.  There
will still be a spinning proficiency contest.  Sign-up sheet passed
Set up time  3: 30 PM Thursday, September 8
Shift hours - the same as Armstrong?
Art Gallery Showing - 2013
By the October 3 meeting, all artists interested in showing must have the
necessary background info - bio, photo, photos of past work, etc. ready to
give to Elvi, so she can submit a proposal for TEXTILE EXPRESSIONS.  The
items entered should be artwork, not pedestrian pieces.  See the SAGA
webpage for the necessary details for submission.
Next Meeting:  October 3, Guild Room
We need a new president willing to have their name stand for the October
So far, the following are still willing to serve in these capacities.
Equipment          Elvi
Library               Darlene
Programs           Elvi
Secretary           Lis
Treasurer           Noelle(?)
Brochures and Phone Lists  Gudie
Newletter - Lynnette is willing to publish and email a newsletter once a
* Please email Lis if you are still willing to keep your previous
position, and she will add you to this list.
The meeting was adjourned at noon for show and tell.