Friday, February 21, 2014

Heritage Week at Piccadilly Mall

Many thanks to everyone who came to help out this week at the mall. Lots of great visits with each other and the public as well made each day fly by. The involvement and support of so many is what makes our guild work. Many people visited and chatted each day with lots of interest in how we prepare fibre and make yarn. Card weaving, the sock machine, cleaning fleece and carding were a few of the extra demos done.

The lovely Kool-Aid dyed fleece and handspun with some of the demo fleece

At the stall with some of the ladies and all the amazing textile goodies on display!

Glenda's work in progress delicious shawl style sweater still on the needles

Linda's lovely hand knit alpaca and wool sweater - it was so soft! And Noelle's yummy handpun and plied yarn - love the colours! And she completed the yarn while she was there :)

 Lastly, our wonderful Linda teaching the little ones to weave and crochet :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February Guild Meeting Minutes

February Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Meeting

Gabriele Clark chaired the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Meeting February 3, 2014
Called to order at 10:07
Goodies provided by Gudie and Bea
15 members present and 4 later

Mary Lynn and Nicole are new members and introduced themselves. Welcome!

Additions to agenda -
Fleece and Fibre day March 15 Harmonious Homestead and Ewe
Haney Heritage Village, Father's Day. June 15. 8:30 - 2
Pioneer Days July 13. 8:30 - 2
Classic Car show. Aug 10. 9:00 - 2
Diversity Quilt Show June 21 10 - 7. We are invited to use the porch and grounds around Haney House to spin, demonstrate our craft and to have a vendors marketplace. Our name will be included on the poster advertising this event.

Adoption of December minutes, Moved by Nikki and seconded by Linda.


Date for Sale in 2015 Conflict with a show that is in the gallery during the regular time. Discussion about the date. General discussion regarding the sale. Judith moved and seconded by Gudie that we have the Nov 7 date in 2015. Carried.

Equipment: Small looms need to be checked
Library: Winsome Hats for Knitters by Charlene Schurch is still missing.
Historian: No report
Workshops:No report
Programs: Gudrun will think about something for next month.

Old Business:
Thank you from the Cancer Society for the donation of the sweater to their Curl for Cancer Fund raiser.
Nov sale and date for 2014, November 29
Blankets and Waulking project: The post office has lost the wool in transit and the company will resend the wool as one bundle has not come. The waulking blankets should be done for June.
Tea towel project is partially warped. It needs to be completed.
There is a warp for a rug on the loom.

New Business:
Sheep to Shawl Team for 2014 Nikki and Ann, so far.
Heritage Days at Piccadilly Mall Feb 17 to 20. 10 a.m to 4 p.m.????
- volunteers to demonstrate and times you would like
Julia regarding Naturalists
Diversity Quilt Show: June 21 Someone needed to co-ordinate the event.
Call the waulking a Milling Frolic and educate people in advance what is happening.
Setting up Knitting Machine: March 3 Ann to contact Pearl and have her come and help us.
Gallery Rental 2015
Upcoming events:
Kamloops Spin-In. March 1, 2014. $25 limited to 40 spinners. Indicate your interest in attending by e-mailing:, and send your registration cheque payable to Sheila Grant with the attached registration form to: Sheila Grant, 252 Monmouth Dr., Kamloops, BC, V2E 1M1. If you wish to pay by e-transfer, please email Sheila Grant at: to arrange.

Harmonious Homestead Fleece and Fibre Festival March 15 Let Clare know if you are coming.
Fibres West March 21-23 in Cloverdale
Button Making March 29 and April 25 Put on by Gail Woodhouse. Ceramic buttons and then she will fire them. Get in touch with Vernon Community Art Centre to register.
Spin-ins and Knit-Ins will be at Piccadilly Mall Feb 17 - 20

Naturalists are having a event in September and they would like to use our fish display.
Gudie will check with Elvi regarding this.

Adjournment: Noelle moved the meeting be adjourned.

Coffee and then Show and Tell

Next Meeting March 3 at 10 am with Fibres Unlimited to follow in the afternoon. An opportunity to visit the library, work on projects, visit and hopefully set up the knitting machine. All are welcome so bring your projects and enjoy.
Goodies to be provided by Gabriele and ??????
Recorded and submitted by Ann Nikmo