Monday, November 28, 2011

45" LeClerc Loom. See "For Sale" page on right for details

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild Sale - a GREAT Success!

Shoppers and guild supporters were lined up on Saturday morning waiting for the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild Annual Christmas Sale to begin!  Clearly, folks have learned that it pays to be there early to have the widest possible selection of items to choose from.  That being said, there was no shortage of wonderful gift items on offer even at the end of the day.  Shoppers commented on both the quality and the variety of locally produced crafts available. 

As a guild member, I am always in awe of the talent and skill shown by other members and the Christmas Sale is a great place to see just how extensive that talent pool actually is. 

We are looking for photos of the event to publish here, so please send them to Gudie or myself and we will make them available!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Calendar for November and Beyond

Monday November 21st – Knitters are welcome at Clare Fensoms’ home from 10 -2 pm.  Bring your knitting and a bagged lunch.  Coffee and tea will be provided.  Contact Clare for directions. 

Saturday, November 12 (10am-6pm) and Sunday November 13 (10am – 4 pm) – Potters and Artisans 21st Annual Sale held in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC.  The Ponderosa Spinners and Weavers will have a booth in the atrium. 

Saturday, November 26th –The Shuswap Christmas Sale held at the Salmon Arm Public Art Gallery,70 Hudson Ave, Salmon Arm. If you are helping to set up plan to arrive around 8 am. Just bringing items for drop off, please arrive before 9 am. Don’t forget your baked goods to contribute.  The doors are open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Monday, December 5th – 5:30 pm car pool from the Community Centre for the Christmas Party. 

Monday, December 5th – 6 pm, Deck yourself out and please come to the Christmas Potluck and December meeting at Marcia Duthies’ home at 86 Dale Road in Enderby. Contact Marcia for directions. Please bring a Finger Food contribution. 

Monday, December 5thNo Fibers Unlimited Meeting until next month.

Contributed by Lynette

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scacht Loom for Sale - see For Sale Page for details

New Page for Show and Tell Photos

Click on the Show and Tell Photo Page listed on the right hand side of the screen to see additional images from Monday's Meeting!

Minutes - November 7, 2011

Minutes of Meeting:
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers, November 7, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 7: 35 PM, by Sharon, with 24 members
and 1 guest present.
Glenda moved that the previous minutes be adopted as posted - seconded by
Eileen  CARRIED.
No Treasurer's Report tonight.
A lady in Enderby has a Schacht loom for sale, 45", 8 shaft, 12 pedals, 4
reeds, lease sticks, bench, warping mill, Handwoven magazines, etc.  She
is asking $2000.00.  See Sharon or Mona for contact information.
Lis read a letter from the Enderby & District Arts Council, inviting us to
participate in their 3rd Annual Arts Festival.  They are not requesting a
fee, but would like us to provide a loom/wheel for educational purposes.
We agreed to send a letter back, thanking them for the invite, and saying
we would love to come.
Old Business:
Elvi - has entered her artists' information with the Art Gallery.  She had
13 participants, and has a copy of her entry for viewing.  The wait could
be as long as 2 years, but the process has been started.
Ann showed the Back To Back sweater from the contest, with thanks to Clare
who did much of the final knitting.
Those weaving on the guild looms should pay Elvi $5/rug as she supplied
the warp.
No reports from Library or Equipment.
Workshops - Gudrun passed around a signup sheet to show interest in the
workshops that could be available.
The Penticton Festival was a big hit. - the Eclectic Collective did well
there, and had a nice big booth.
New Business:
Christmas Sale - November 28 at the Art Gallery,  10 AM - 4 PM.
Those with keys will arrive at 8 AM to set up tables and tablecloths.
Everyone else should arrive before 9 AM.  The plan is to set up the tables
and spacers before putting out the merchandise.  Ann, Glenda and Gwen will
pick up stuff from the guild room to bring down - Likely pick up on Friday
night.  Banners, sandwich boards, mannequins, wire cages, mirror, etc.
BE SURE AND PARK IN THE THEATRE PARKING LOT (although you can unload closer).
Goods will share space, and items will be moved during the day to fill in
spaces.  All display items with be shared, and displays will be mix and

All guild members are requested to bring items to serve with the tea,
which Gabriel will organize, with Ann and Denise.

A signup sheet was sent around for the cash desks.  There are still some
available slots. Two cash desks could be run when line-ups form, using the
space just inside the front door.  An experienced cashier should always be
working with the wrappers.  Items that are double tagged - one tag is
clipped and put into a bag.  There is no need to double tag if you don't
wish to.  All items should be tagged, and listed on an inventory sheet for
Noelle.  Tags should include Name (initials) Inventory Number, price,
fibre content, washing instructions.  Many people ask for extra
information, so if you wish to leave a business card at the desk it makes
it easy to give out info.  Gudie will cover advertising again. Sharon will
check the supply of tissue paper, plastic bags, and bigger plastic bags.
Gwen suggested that we might like to revitalize the Fashion Show,  in the
Art Gallery, displaying wearable art in conjunction with the Quilters
Guild.  This would be for sometime next summer or fall.  The suggestions
was well received.  Gwen will send out a letter asking for input before
spearheading a committee to work on such a project.
Eileen brought a magazine from the Guild of Canadian Weavers, and
suggested that our guild should be a member.  She won a scholarship to
attend a workshop from them, and displayed their new format magazine.
Mona moved that we join the Guild of Canadian Hand Weavers.  Seconded by
Darlene.  CARRIED.*
Christmas Party - Marcia offered her place in Enderby - December 5 @ 6 PM.
The meal will be Potluck with stress on Finger food, sweet or savory.
Come with an idea you can demo in a minute or 2.  Meet at the Community
Centre at 5:30 PM to carpool.
Spin In - Mona's place tomorrow at 10 - 2PM.  Don't bring a lunch.
Knit In  - Clare's place on the 21.  10 - 2 PM.  Bring a bag lunch.
Judith moved to adjourn the meeting at 8: 50 PM.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Women of Fibre : Mary Garnham Andrews Exhibition

Women of Fibre: Mary Garnham Andrews and Articulation

November 26, 2011 to January 29, 2012
Opening Reception November 26, 7 PM
Main Gallery. WHYTE Museum, Banff, AB

Women of Fibre: Mary Garnham Andrews and Articulation features a broad selection of the weaving of Mary Garnham Andrews, 95-year-old Banff artist and Master Weaver. While Mary’s work anchors the exhibition in the tradition of weaving, the contemporary works of Articulation, an eclectic group of fibre artists, illustrates the ongoing vibrancy of fibre arts across Canada. The works of Articulation are inspired by the Whyte Museum’s collection.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Fibres Unlimited and Meeting for Nov. 7/11

Hello Everyone

Just another reminder that our next evening meeting will be in  Room 2 which is 
a  large room, big enough for everyone to spin and spread out your show-and-tell.
There will be no post to hide behind......     : D

Our Guild room will be open In the afternoon from 2 - 4 for  "Fibres Unlimited "
which is for those working on the looms or to just wish to hang out for the company and knit 
or whatever.....

See you all on Monday.