Friday, May 30, 2014

SPARC Arts Festival

Eileen and Louise will be at the Celebration of Arts this Saturday, May 31st!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunshine Coast Fibre Camp September 12th - 14th, 2014

Hello all,

Please forward this invitation to all guild members and to anyone else you think might be interested.

The Sunshine Coast Spinners and Weavers Guild is sponsoring our first (annual we hope) Fibre Camp!

Dates - Sept 12-14,2014

Location - Camp Sunrise, near Gibsons BC.

Join us for a fibre fun weekend, with workshops, demos, vendors, door prizes and special events.

The focus will be on our interests- spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, knitting and more.

All information is now on our website:

Registration opens June 1st, 2014

Thank you,
Doreen MacLauchlan
Fibre Camp Committee

Friday, May 9, 2014

Knitting Lace Book For Sale

Knitting Lace a Workshop with patterns and Projects By Susanna E. Lewis  A Threads publication- new was 24.95  asking $15.00
                        74 Sampler lace designs 1 per page with picture , graph and written instructions.
                        Abbreviations, how to read charts, Glossary of Symbols and Techniques
                        How to do your own Chart 
                        4 projects using lace shawl, short and long socks, little girls dress, lady’s pullover

Thanks Louise

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

For Sale LeClerc Loom and Bench

For sale, a Leclerc Nilus 45", four harness loom and a bench patterned after a Harrisville. Both for 1000.00 firm..

The loom and the bench are in the Chase area and I will be available to show them from May 18th till the 30th.

If you are interested contact me by phone at 250-318-9748.

Mary Lynne Smith

May Meeting Minutes

May 5 Spinners and Weavers Meeting
7 p.m.

Goodies: Thanks to Judith and Lis for doing refreshments.

Meeting called to Order at 7 p.m.
Guests /members present 23, 24 later.
Additions to Agenda, Judith under workshops, Nikki under new business and a program with Gudie.

Adoption of previous minutes, Correction to treasurer's report. Gabriele moved the amended minutes be adopted, seconded Mona, carried.

Treasurer: Noelle
Vav subscription is overdue, Moved by Noelle that we renew for 2 years and
Lisa seconded. Carried.

Noelle moved her report be adopted, seconded Lisa, carried.

Noelle will order Ply.

Gudie still has signing authority on our account. Some discussion about having two signatures on each cheque. Judith suggested two signatures are common practice. Elvi and Lis suggested that the status quo is okay. Judith moved that we have two signatures on each cheque and to add four people to the signing authority. Darlene seconded. The following names to be added: Marianne Nikmo, Elizabeth Borthwick, Elvi Pukas, Gabriele Clark in addition to Noelle Cox and Gudie Haupfauer for a total of 6 persons with signing authority. Carried. 

Library: Darlene put in a few new magazines.

Equipment: One set of combs are still on loan

Workshops/ programs: 

Judith reported on the knitting workshop for July at her home and brought
handouts describing the three sessions

Gudrun is giving a workshop on analysing fabric on May 24 at 10 a.m. at her
home. Contact her before this date.

Historian: Wendy has updated the book and she told a little about the process of
adding information. Save newspaper articles for her and she will add
these to our book.

Old Business:

Signing on guild account, dealt with under the treasurer's report.
Subscription to Ply and Vav, dealt with under the treasurer's report.

Sheep to Shawl: Katie and Bea are joining Ann, Nikki, Sara, and Elvi.

Enderby Arts Festival: July 26 contact Lis regarding this.

Blanket and Waulking Project: 2 blankets woven, Elvi to weave this week.

Tea towels; Warp on the guild loom to weave on. Sign the book if interested in doing a tea towel

New Business:
Nikki: Beverley Christianson has invited our guild to participate in the 100
years celebration of the first school and post office. In principal we are
interested but we need dates and more information.

Election of new executive at June Meeting - nominating committee. Lis has checked out with the current executive and a new President is needed.

June 2 potluck: Lisa moves we have our potluck at Clare's on June 2 at 6 p.m., seconded by
Jenn , Carried. This is a potluck meal.

Fibres Unlimited at Clare's in the afternoon, begins at 2 p.m.

Also bring your Bash the Stash exchange, a maximum of two items, sign a draw slip and put your name in the draw.

Brown Bag Exchange: Bring in finished product from last December's meeting.
Upcoming events and dates:
Haney Heritage Village dates:
Father's Day. June 15. 8:30 - 2. Spinning on the porch
Pioneer Days July 13. 8:30 - 2 spinning and our milling frolic
Classic Car show. Aug 10. 9:00 - 2 spinning on the porch
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. Gabriele to coordinate.

June 7 Donkey Days in Turtle Valley

July 26 Enderby Arts Festival

August 11 - 30. Art Gallery Days in Salmon Arm

IPE August 27 to 31

Salmon Arm Fall Fair. Sept 5, 6, & 7 Check out the classes for weaving in the Textiles and Needle Arts plus spinning classes for yarn. Remember to send in entry form by the deadline. Participation is the backbone of any Fair.

Spin -ins:

May 13 Tuesday at Mona's 10 - 2. "
May 20 Tuesday at Gudie's 10 - 2. "

Adjournment: Lis adjourned the meeting at 7:50

Program: Gudie showed chain plying (3 ply) and adding beads. She showed how to keep the colours separate and distinct when using this method to create yarn.

Show and Tell: interesting, varied and informative. Bea took pictures so check out the blog.

Recorded by Ann Nikmo

For Sale

Asking $200 for the wheel. Interested parties please contact Carole at

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Equipment For Sale from Louise

Rag Shuttle Woolhouse tools 13.75 inch long, 2 1/8 inch wide and 1 5/8 inch high. $10.00 (top)

2- 11.5 inch wood LeClerc boat shuttles 1 3/8 inch high with a bobbin each. $15.00 each- new are $32.00 (middle)

1 – large size wood shuttle with 1 wood bobbin and 2 small bobbins- narrow depth 1 1/8 “, 13.5 inch long, has 1 long slot on side or 2 slots on other side for 2 bobbin use.  $15.00 unknown maker

1 –floor Inkle loom similar to Leclerc Cendrel but made by a different company- $50.00 (New from Leclerc they are $257.00)

1 small tapestry loom-with 2 bobbins and packing tool and directions 21” weaving width- Varpapuu from Europe $45.00 OBO

Plywood and heavy peg Warping Board- makes 12 yd warps 2’x3’ hangs on wall or lay flat of table pegs are removable. $25.00

Lovely Fibre Books For Sale from Louise

Weaver’s Magazine Issue 42 Winter 1998 $6.00- Rugs- Tapestry & Taquette, Wool & Rags, Floor Rugs & Mug Rugs,Rispmatta & Krokbragd
Step by Step Rugmaking Nell Znamierowski- Paper Back-3.95-techniques, materials,finishing,care,design,projects
The Pile Weaves 26 techniques-by Jean Wilson-$10.00-paper back- 90 pages  
Weaving a Tapestry by Laya Brostoff-Paper back- $10.00- 162 pages- Design, colour, Techniques, cartoons, »Yarns, finishing and hanging of tapestries. etc
Tapestry Weaving The guide to Successful, By Nancy Harvey Paper back-116 pgs- $10.00  a very thorough how-to book from start to finishing.
The Tapestry Handbook by Carol K Russell-Hard cover- $20.00-176 page-10 chapters, a very complete book colour pics,etc
Rugs by Jeffery Weiss-Paper back Offers?OR $2.00163 Pictures of rugs no directions- close up photos of parts of large rugs, great decorating ideas
Rugs and Wall Hangings- The Pattern Library, Paper Back- $5.00- Rug hooking, basic techniques, pictures of designs and technique used.96 pgs
The Rug Hook Book – Edited by Thom Boswell  Hard Cover 144 pgs, $12.00- Techniques, Projects, Patterns
Marbling on Fabric by Daniel & Paula Cohen-Paperback-$6.00-93 pgs-preparations,how to, patterns, projects, tips, etc
Hands of our Ancestors the Revival of Salish Weaving at Musqueam-paperback-UBC-$2.00 Historical 31 pgs
Harmony by Hand Art of the Southwest Indians- Basketry, Weaving, Pottery-106 pg $8.00– Paperback- Historical,  Colour photos with brief descriptions-no directions
The fine Art of Navajo Weaving by Steve Getzwiller-paperback-$3.00 -historical- Colour photos, brief descriptions, no directions.48 pgs,
Spider Woman by Anne Cameron-of B.C.- childrens story -27 pages, illustrated black and white , FREE

I also have several books for sale
Handwoven Issue 153-Jan/Feb 2011-$5.00
                    Issue 154-Mar/Apri 2011-$5.00
                    Issue 155- May June 2011-$5.00
                    Issue 159-Mar/April 2012- $5.00
Rug Making -Techniques and Design by Mary Allard-Hard Cover  $6.00- 159 pgs
Rugs- Design, Patterns, Projects by Mary E Johnson Hard Cover- $6.00 -179 pgs
The Art of Weaving by Else Regensteiner  Paperback $10.00 full explanation of how to and patterns Good for beginner

Thanks for looking  Louise