Monday, September 22, 2014

HONORABLE MENTION in the Create a Dark Crystal Creature Contest for Melissa Nasby and Nikki Webber!

Create a Dark Crystal Creature
Melissa Nasby and Nikki Webber
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada

Judging Highlight:

“This is a very impressive use of fabric and fiber. As a fabric artist myself, I appreciate the technical skill and the beautiful use of colour and texture coming together to create a believable character.”
– Wendy Froud
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Trophy Presented as well as Two other Awards to our own Rosalie for Textile Arts!

Our Rosalie won 3 special prizes altogether at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair this year!
The above trophy was for the person with the highest number of points in “Fancywork” – the traditional name for needle work and textile arts and was presented by Sandra Baker.
One special prize was for the highest number of first placements  in Category A 8 (Textiles and Needle Arts) sponsored by Woodland Spirit Contracting.
The other special prize was for most points overall in Senior Classes of Textiles and Needle Arts sponsored by Fifth Avenue Activity Center.
Well done Rosalie!!

Salmon Arm Fall Fair

A great big thank you to the team from the Ponderosa Guild for such a fun and wonderful Sheep to Shawl competition and Congratulations on taking home First Place! Well done!



Thanks to Bea for the photos


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sheep to Shawl at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair!

Here is the lovely colours of the warp and the raw fleece that Ann and Sara dyed ahead of time :)
And the gorgeous shawl that the team produced below earning a Second prize ribbon!

Well done team!

Monday, September 8, 2014

19th Annual Ponderosa Spin-In October 4th

19th Annual Fall Spin-In 
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St. Theresa’s Church Hall - 750 North Rutland Road, Kelowna
Entry Fee $15.00
We invite you to join us once again for a day of fun and fellowship at our 19th Annual Spin-In.
It will be a day of meeting new and old friends, sharing techniques of spinning, marvelling at the always fabulous show-and-tell and socializing with all our friends from other Guilds.
The entry fee covers lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, coffee and door prizes.
Commercial vendors will be present for your shopping pleasure.
 Please bring your items for SHOW AND TELL for all to enjoy.
Ponderosa Spin-In…. October 4, 2014….10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parish Hall, St. Theresa’s Church, 750 North Rutland Road, Kelowna
Names(s)                                Phone #                 Email                                    Guild
Please reply by September 20, 2014
Please make cheque payable to Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists (PSWFA)
Ponderosa Spinners, Weavers & Fibre Artists
204 - 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, B.C.   V1Y 6Z1
Questions:  Kirsti Jarrett 250-764-0767            email:

Weaving Loom For Sale - LeClerc Nilart 12 Harness

USED Leclerc Nilart Weaving Loom – 12 harnesses – excellent condition

Mechanisms: Jack Loom
Shafts: 12
Weaving Width; 60"
Features: Treadles attached to front of loom, back beam folds for storage.
Includes a variety of 60” reeds, raddle, warp rods, lease sticks, shuttles and bobbins.
Also includes 60” Flying shuttle equipment (never used)                                             
Large weaving bench to fit the loom comes with it.
        Price: $1750.00
INKLE LOOM, for weaving narrow bands                           Price: $   50.00
Angela Harrop
Naramata, BC
Phone 250-496-5833