Thursday, June 23, 2016

In Honour of Gudrun W.

Gone but not forgotten! 

Some of the ladies from our guild meet with Alfred for lunch, honouring Gudrun W. Can't believe a year has gone by so quickly!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Father's Day at Haney Heritage

Rod plying his Alpaca he spun.
On Father's Day, 3 ladies and Rod spent the day spinning at Haney House.  It was so cold that day that Rod was the last one standing.   Or should I say sitting!  Thanks Ann C., Ann N.,  Rod and Bea for braving the cold!  Brrrrr....

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

International Knit in Public Day

Nikki, Gudie and Althea

On Saturday, June 18th  a group of ladies met at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery to knit.  Here are 3 of our members yarn bombing the bench outside of the Art Gallery.  
Drive by and have a look at the colourful bench.  

Monday, June 20, 2016

June Meeting Minutes

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
June 6, 2016

The meeting was called to order by Carole with 30 members attending.

Louise moved that the Minutes of the May meeting by adopted.  Glenda seconded.  CARRIED  A correction was made to the previous minutes - Father's Day spin in is on June 19.


Librarian's Report - Things are going well in the Library.
Equipment Report: - Rod has a report of a sticky spinning wheel, and hopes to move the sock machine to feature in the Wednesday Evening Spin Ins.
Workshops:  Louise received a limited response to the dyeing workshop suggestions.  Several people signed up for the painted warp workshop - It could perhaps be filled by advertising to other guilds.  A Draft Reading workshop is planned for the fall.
Blog Report:  Bea is progressing up the learning curve, and hopes soon to have a calendar as part of the blog. Drop in visitors to the Wednesday evening Spin Ins prove that the blog is being read.

Old Business:

Sally Spinner is complete, and awaiting a shawl.  Other scarecrows will not be scheduled for this summer.

New Business:

Elections:  Bea reported that all officers will continue to stand in their positions, with the exception of Secretary.  Lis will continue to do the minutes when she is present, and when she is away, the duties will be shared.  Thank you to Sherry Barker for volunteering to do the minutes for the October meeting.  Also, Louise will need an assistant to help her book workshop venues in Salmon Arm.  If you can assist, please contact Louise.

Piccadilly Display window.  Elvi will change the display to tea towels.  Please bring your towels to the Wednesday evening Spin In. 

The Sheep to Shawl committee will begin spinning their warp on Wednesday, June 15.  Spinners willing to assist could attend that evening.  Currently, there are three teams, Salmon Arm, Vernon, and Kelowna.  Carole displayed her sample shawl, and has made some decisions about the warp required.  A judge will be required for the Sheep to Shawl contest.
Dates to Mark on your Calendars:

International Knit in Public Day -  18 June.  10 - 2 PM.  Salmon Arm Arts Centre Lawn.
Haney Heritage Village - Father's Day June 19  8:30 AM to 2 PM on the porch.
Haney Heritage Village - Pioneer Day    July 10
Enderby Art Festival - July 23.  Lis to co-ordinate.  Currently, Anne C, Lois, Joan, Glenda and Lis are participating at the guild booth.  Everyone is welcome, of course.
Haney Heritage Village - Car Show    August 14
IPE - August 31 - September 4
SA Fall Fair    September  9 - 11
Kelowna Spin In - October 1
Salmon Arm Spin Out - October 29

The Wednesday Evening Spin Ins at the Piccadilly Mall will continue over the summer.  7 - 9 P.M.
An August Spin In will need to be planned so we can plan our participation at the fairs.

Rosalie explained that she would be moving to the island over the summer, and said good-bye.  We'll be sorry not to see you regularly, Rosalie.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 for Show and Tell.
June Show and Tell