Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Weaving Books for Sale

Please contact Sharon Drew at popodoc@shaw.ca if you are interested in any of the following:

 "The Technique of Freeform Design" by Nancy M. Searles

"A Joy Forever, Latvian Weaving" by Jane A. Evans (autographed)

"A Cut Above (Couture Clothing for Fibre Artists" by Virginia West (autographed)

"Drafting Primer" by Susan Guagliumi

"Summer & Winter"
by Donna Sullivan

"The Weaving Book" by Helene Bress

"Samplers You Can Use" by Penelope Drooker

"A Handweavers Pattern Book"(revised edition) by Marguerite P. Davison

"Fashions From the Loom" (handwoven clothing made easy) by Betty J. Beard

"Clothing From the Hands that Weave" by Anita Luvera Mayer (autographed)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Color Theory Group - Dye Day

As many of you know - we have a small group in our guild who are studying color theory.  This past week, we decided to get together out in Pritchard and enjoy a fabulous dye day.  Here we are - hard at work adding spectacular color to our various different rovings and raw fibre.  The weather remained decent and it was the perfect setting for our get together.  Thanks to Jen for hosting and providing the PERFECT setting for our adventures in color! 





Thursday, June 13, 2013

1.)  Floor Loom - Leclerc Colonial 1 Counter Balance Loom

45 inch, 8 harness, texolve heddles, beater can be used "under hand" or

converted to an "overhead" beater........$1100.00
Open ended bench ......$200.00

2.)  Weaving Books, Handwoven Magazines

3.) Yarn...375 balls/skeins/cones.......a variety of types (wool, cotton, novelty) and colors. 
$2.00 per ball or $300.00 for all (plus shipping)

Please call Sharon at 403-358-4191 for more information (I can call you back on my long distance plan)  Please leave a message if no answer.

Langley Spinners & Weavers - June 2013 Newsletter

The LSAW have put out their June 2013 Newsletter - always full of great stuff.  It is a little lengthy to post to the blog, but if you would like to receive a copy - feel free to send me an email (liway5@shaw.ca) and I would be happy to send you a copy!  ....Lisa :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Pictures From Our Display at the Salmon Arm Quilt Show

There were soooo many fabulous events around our area this weekend - The Salmon Arm Quilt Show, Creative Chaos in Vernon, Fibrenation at Lumby Days - it was just a fun-filled weekend to be had by all.  The SSAW gang set up a display at the quilt show and a few of our ladies showed up to do some spinning and enjoy some chatting with the guild members that took part.  Here are a few pictures of our wonderful display - once again showcasing the talent of our amazing members.


We hope you were able to get out and enjoy some of these events as well. 


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 3 Meeting Minutes after a FABULOUS Pot Luck Supper at Harmonious Homestead & Ewe (Mt. Ida Hall)

June 3

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers. 35 present
Meeting called to order at 7:50 pm.  Delicious, plentiful food enjoyed by all before the meeting.
New member:  Larissa Stagg

Adoption of minutes.  Moved by Gudrun, seconded Rita, carried.

Lace study group met and exchanged their samples earlier tonight. 
Thanks to Rosalie for coordinating and inspiring us, as well as keeping
us to the timeline.

Memberships are due $20

August meeting at Sharon's Thursday August 22 at 10am for the IPE organization. Ann has started a list of members wishing to select a time to 'man' the booth. Wednesday to Sunday, shifts from 10 to 4 and 4 to 10.  Lots of volunteers are needed so to get your preferred time send me an e-male (mnikmo@shaw.ca).

Sheep to Shawl Team has Gudrun as a weaver.  The fleece has been donated by Margaret.

Quilt Show: Thanks to all who have volunteered items, expertise and their time for this event. Set-up on Thursday afternoon 2pm, Friday morning at 9am to tweak, then takedown on Saturday at 6 pm.

Admission with name tag, to enter draws pay the $5 admission.

Mayan Spinners made by Anne C. for use to demonstrate hand spinning at guild events.  Given to Ann Nikmo

Fibernation has 48 outfits for the fashion show at 7pm Friday June 7th
and ongoing events all weekend in Lumby.

Glenda reports she done a good job of getting the current executive to stay on
President:  Lis  Borthwick
Vice-President:  Rita Winning
Secretary: Ann  Nikmo
Equipment: Elvi Pukas
Library: Darlene Thornbury
Historian: Wendy Lawson
Programs: Gudrun Weisenger
Blog: Lisa Imthorn
Workshops:  Glenda Hughes, Melissa Nasby with Rosalie continuing with the colour study group.

Get togethers:
Anyone wanting to host a get together can e-mail me (mnikmo@shaw.ca)
and I will fan it out to all members.

    July 9 at Darlene's, Tuesday, 10-2 (darjohn@telus.net)
    June 16 - Fathers Day at Haney House
    July 14 - Pioneer  Days Waulking Project at 11am   
    August 11 - Antique car Show, Haney House
Enderby - July 27th event: send e-mail to Lis (rborthwi@telus.net)about tables, things you might be bringing, if you are attending, etc. 
Thanks to Michelle for her tent again. 
The guild will collect 10% commission from sales.

Mona suggests that each of us put in  a toonie for rent for the hall tonight to cover the cost of hall rental and continue to use guild generated monies for books, equipment, storage rental at the Community Centre, etc.

Meeting adjourned.

Show and tell.  Many inspiring products were shown from yarns, to blankets, to sweaters, to shawls, to scarves, to vests, linen lace squares, and more.