Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December Meeting Minutes

DECEMBER 7, 2015

The meeting was called to order by President Carole at 7:15 PM, with 30 members attending.

Gabriele moved, seconded by Ann that the Minutes of the November meeting be adopted. Carried.

Equipment Report: One mannequin is missing a shoulder

Library Report: no fines, no overdue books. The PLY magazine has come.

Historian: Please copy or print photos of the sale for Gabriele if you have some.

Workshops: The Efficiency Warping Workshop is full. There are 13 people for February 6 @ Sharon's workshop. Is there interest in running a second workshop for a maximum of 10 people? Yes: Sonja, Carole, Lisa and Marg could be added to a second date. Payment to be made before leaving tonight.

People who desire a specific workshop should speak to Louise.


The blanket warp is continuing. Elvi is working on it now. Carole, Catherine, Ann, Ryoko and Hiromi are interested in putting on another warp. Another pattern could be selected. The cost seems to be working out to be about $60 a blanket. The waulking will be held in the third week of February, during Heritage days. Ann is planning to hold a workday for correcting errors before that, and will likely be responsible for choosing a new pattern and purchasing wool.

SPIN IN 2016 The Guild spin in will be held the last Saturday in October. Next year, that will be October 29. The Roman Catholic church basement has been booked. $50, including use of the kitchen, so Ann suggests that we might want to add a donation. Because the rent is so reasonable, the cost of the Spin In can still be $15. Last time, having a focus - trying out various spinning wheels - was very successful. This time, we are thinking about demonstrating how to spin locks and art yarns. We would need to have some locks available for people to try. Possibly two demonstrations, one at 11 am, and one at 1 pm. The theme could be Harvest Spin Out. We could make a scarecrow, only of wool, not straw, having locks dangling at the wrists, etc. A face could be needle felted, and then the scarecrow could also be used at fall fair, and at the ANWG conference in 2017. Gudie offered some of the bark from the knitted tree for use in the display. If ideas occur to you about this, call Carole. Lots of people would be needed to work on this.

An updated phone number and address list will be sent out soon.

When complete, cheques for the sale will be mailed to people who live out of town, and left at Thea's shop for people in town to pick up.


Julia found it is very easy to injure yourself with the current sandwich boards, which are extremely heavy, and offered these options.

1. Professional printing on coreplast - $91.95 per side. We would need 4 double sided boards. $800, plus the frame would cost $75.00 $875.00

2. Julia could purchase her own coreplast, and use architectural lettering $400 and make a frame that could have weight added to it.

Catherine moved, and Lisa seconded that we vote for option 2, which is that Julia make it. CARRIED.

There was some discussion about the durability of felts for lettering, some discussion of mediums. Julia will decide. It was decided to leave the SALE on the board along with the wording Shuswap Spinners and Weavers, but possibly it could be covered for other events.

Chrome display rack. Hasn't been used for years, as it is difficult to transport. To give away? Thea is to take it away.

Dates To be Aware Of:

IPE August 31- September 4
Fall Fair: 2016 Theme: Sow it, Grow it, Show it. Dates: Sept 9 - 11
Heritage Week - February 15 - 19
Fibres West at the coast; March 18, 19 & 20
Vernon (Kalamalka) Spin In - March 19
Kamloops Spin in - Thompson Treadlers Saturday, March 5
Summerland research anniversary, Desert Sage Guild Saturday, April 2.
Father's Day at Haney Heritage - June 19
Williams Lake - early May - I have two dates both the 1rst and the 7th. Can anyone help?
Kelowna Spin In - October 1
May 8 O'Keefe Ranch Fibre Day
Salmon Arm Spin In - October 29

Blog: Not always current, as Nikki is too busy. Bea and Rod and Lois to share learning how to do the blog. Nikki and Lisa to instruct. Bea & Rod to take over for now.

When you have dates for events, send them to Bea, who is going to work on a new calendar set-up for the guild blog, in order to track all the dates.

Spin Ins and Knit Ins

Wednesday Night Spin Ins will continue for the next two weeks, Dec 9 and 16, and will then resume in January on the 6th.
January 19 - daytime spin in at Marcia's from 10 - 2. Address: 86 Dale Road, Enderby, 
Ph: 250-838-0232
January 11 - Knit In @ The Pie Company from 7 - 9 PM
January 13 Knit In at the Mall, hosted by Bea and Rod; x, 10am - 2pm; and in the evening from 7 - 9 PM
Spinners welcome at Heritage Week in the mall, February 15 - 19

Next Meeting: February 1, will be a daytime meeting, from 1 - 3 PM. Fibres Unlimited will be in the morning from 10 - 12. The program will be Knitting with Beads. Judith and Darlene will be providing goodies.

Gudrun's memorial: The consensus of the November meeting had been that the Community Foundation was not a match for our needs. Sara moved, Lisa seconded that we make a committee to come up with options for a memorial plan, or an educational scholarship plan. Carried. The committee to consist of: Lisa, Catherine, Judith, Sara, and will report to the meeting in February. Additional people and ideas are welcome. Contact one of the committee members.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 for Show and Tell.  
                                                         Christmas Potluck Dinner