Monday, August 18, 2014

Informal August Meeting Notes (from Sharon's Spin-in!)

Greetings all Fibre Enthusiasts, 

Yesterday 20 members met at Sharon's and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thanks Sharon for hosting us and a thanks to Darlene in July for the most memorable spin-in (how many more can we squeeze on this porch)! Both events have allowed us to chat with one another while producing at the same time. Below are notes from the informal meeting. Look WAY down and find the rosters for BOTH fairs. Please check your calendars and let me know what shifts you can help with so that I can send out a revised schedule prior to the IPE! THANKS (a big thank you) to all in advance. 

Hoping to hear the phone ring 250 832-9639 and the email box < > full of additional volunteers, Ann
August 14, 2014
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers (informal meeting)
20 members present.

Waulking project was a huge success.
Parking passes will be a one day pass so it does not have to be returned at the end of your shift, same with parking. Members present picked up their passes for the IPE. Those not present will find them at Sharon's as in previous years.

A schedule will sent out to members, please email or phone Ann 250 832-9639 if you can do a shift and I will add you to the roster and send out an updated list by August 23 to all members.

Salmon Arm Fall Fair
2 p.m. Set up on the Thursday
Entry forms need to be in by August 23, physical entries on Wed September 3 for the classes in the arena.
Coordinator for goodies for the Sheep to Shawl on Saturday, Lis to coordinate snacks, beverages and mugs, serviettes, etc. We anticipate at least two entrants.
Gudie is bringing tablecloths, looking after the skein competition, and spinning proficiency, which takes place Sunday.

Draw for a fund raiser for both fairs, tea towels are suggested.

Warp for the fall fairs, Elvi, Darlene, and Gudrun will put a tea towel warp on the Baby Wolf Loom.

Noelle made a motion that donators of the tea towels to be paid at $25 a towel for a pair for each fair. Mona seconded. All in favour. Elvi in charge of organizing.

Art Gallery volunteers are needed for days it is open. please contact Sara if you can come. 11- 4 Tues to Sat are the hours.

Enderby Sale: guild raised $67 at the sale, good attendance at the event.

Contact Nikki re the artisan market in Salmon Arm for the month of October on Saturdays in the Ross Street parking area.

Christmas Sale: Gudie to do advertising for the sale. Julia to do the set-up at sale. Gudie will post the sale information in "Events" on her Facebook page and people can then send this on to their friends. Check out Gudie's Facebook page to see how this works CLOSER to the sale date.

Mona adjourned this informal meeting.

3 people are needed per shift and more are welcomed! Shifts needing MORE help are Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday in daytime.

Meet at guild room at 5 p.m. August 26 to load Elvi's truck- Elvi, Emi, Gabriele, Liz, Noelle, Ann, Darlene
6:30 set-up in Armstrong: Louise, Eileen, Darlene, Elvi, Sharon, Gabriele

August 27 Wednesday:
9:30 - 4 Clare. Gudrun. Liz
3:30 - 10 p.m. Michele, Gabriele, Noelle

August 28 Thursday:
9:30 - 4 Louise, Eileen, Rosalie
3:30 - 10. Elvi, Judith,

August 29 Friday:
9:30 - 4. Ann. Darlene, Gabriele, Noelle
3:30 - 10. Elvi, Judith

August 30 Saturday:
9:30 - 4. Sharon W. Liz B.
3:30 - 10. Julia, Gudie, Rod, Bea

August 31Sunday:
9:30 - 4. Clare? Emi. Hiroma, Gabriele
3:30 - 10. Darlene. Elvi. Eileen

Take-down. 10 p.m. Darlene, Elvi, Eileen

Salmon Arm Fall Fair
set-up: 2 p.m. Thursday September 4. Elvi, Noelle, Darlene, Gudie (tablecloths)

Friday September 5
9:30 - 4 Judith, Elvi.
4 - 10. Judith, Elvi. Noelle

Saturday September 6
9:30 - 4. Eileen, Elvi. Darlene
4 - 10. Julia. Elvi. Gudie

Sunday, September 7
9:30. - 2. Rod. Bea. Louise.
2. - 5.
Anne C. will be at the fair each day and filling in as she has time available.

Take down 5 p.m.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

For Sale Cast Iron Dress/Textile Form and Warping Reel

For Sale:

One cast iron textile/dress form.  This is a most sturdy and spunky cast iron form with ceramic inlays.  It stands 31 1/2 inches tall and is 13 inches wide. $65

 One warping reel. The first picture shows the reel disassembled.  All parts are marked with tape for easy assembly.  The next picture shows the reel assembled.  The top part is made of cedar for ease of turning and the base is a sturdy fir.  There are crosses at the top and at the bottom.  Assembled, the reel stands 65 inches tall and 36 inches wide.  Depending on where one chooses to place the top cross bar, the yarn length from the top cross to the bottom cross on one turn can be 4 feet to 14 feet 8 inches.  $75

I am able to transport to Vernon/Armstrong on August 14th and to Vernon on August 21st. 


250 265-4366

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gudrun Demonstrating Inkle and Card Weaving at the Gallery

Paint the Town!

Thank you so much to Althea and Intwined Fibre Arts for hosting us on Saturday, August 9th for the Paint the Town Event! A great time was had by all!

Working Studio Salmon Arm Arts Centre Gallery Opening!

Opening night at the Gallery for a month long Working Studio exhibition and art show! There are potters, painters, musicians and all us fibre artists! Thank you Sara for organizing the event and the Salmon Arm Arts Centre for putting it on!

Thanks to all who came out, and thanks to everyone who sat and demonstrated: Ann for weaving, Gudrun & Elvi for spinning and Sara for drum carding up the batts :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Update from Ann :)

Happy August!

The Enderby Arts Festival was well attended and a perfect day for enjoying the sun and events.  Thanks to Lis for spearheading this event and doing so much of the organizing plus a huge thanks to everyone who came!

Today Sara, Nikki, Noelle and I set up the display at the Art Gallery in Salmon Arm.  The gala opening is at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday is paint the town.  Paint the Town means artists are about town doing their art and Sara will have the guild tent set up next to Intwined Fibres on Hudson Avenue so that we can be shaded while spinning.  Bring your wheel and your chair and come, 9 to 1 is the allocated time for this event.  Throughout August we  need volunteers to come to the Art Gallery to spin, demonstrate fibre preparation or some other aspect.  Please contact Sara and let her know if you are able to spare an hour or three.  Email: Thanks!

Sunday is the Classic Car Show at Haney Heritage Village so once again we have offered to spin on the porch.  9 - 2 is the time for this event with the pancake breakfast being served from 8:30 on.  Hopefully a few people will attend this event.  I reserved 6 spots when Susan phoned. Please phone me so I have an idea of numbers, Ann and leave a message if I am not home.

The spin-in / meeting is August 14 at Sharon Wickstrom's on Round Prairie Road in Armstrong.  Volunteers are needed to do shifts at both Fairs so check your calendars and sign up!  10 - 2 is the time, bring a bag lunch.  The meeting will be in the morning.

That is all I have for now.