Shuswap Spinners and WeaversOctober Meeting Minutes
October 3, 2016
The meeting was called to Order by Carole at 7:10 pm, with 24 members attending.
Welcome to our three new members, Jill, Loanna and Dave, as well as Vicky who was visiting. New Members have been sent the Shuswap Spinners and Weavers information package as well as a list of the email information of our members.
Acceptance of our June Minutes by Louise and seconded by GabrieleThe only addition to the agenda was the very important “Who is bringing Goodies to the meetings” A sign up sheet was passed around and the list is as follows.November Elvi and MyrnaFeb Dave and SharonMarch Carole and SherryApril Bea and LouiseMay Gabriele and Maureen
REPORTSAcceptance of Treasurer’s Report by Ann and seconded by Julia.
Librarian and Blog Report Bea is just home from the hospital and sent her report with Rod. Bea has sent a copy to me so will send that along as the Report. We hope she heals quickly and is able to come back soon. Hi from everyone Bea!
Equipment Report—Rod mentioned that it is difficult to keep track of what is wrong and what may have been fixed, so has asked that we set up a report sheet naming the equipment and what needs to be fixed etc. It also seems that we are missing parts and a book that went with the sock machine when it first arrived.We need parts for the Ribber and some stem weights. If anyone can help with these parts please let Rod know. Ann has been learning the machine with help from our other Anne and presented her socks during Show and Tell. Looking Good!
Workshops Report—Louise talked about the Theo Morman (spelling) Workshop that Sharon will be giving soon. It is a 4 shaft inlay technique and Sharon showed us the scarf with the technique done.Louise is also planning a Drafting Workshop in early 2017 to teach how to read a pattern in several ways. She has not set a date yet.
Historian Report Gabriele had nothing to report .
Book Report—Ann encourages everyone to use our Library more often. There are many great books covering almost anything you want or need to know about the crafts we do. Tonight she featured the book “Homespun and Handknit”
ANWG Report— The Conference is next June in Victoria and our Guild had paid for us. They have a Web Site that you can go on and look up what is going to happen. We hope to see many from our Guild there.
OLD BUSINESSIPE Sharon talked about the effort it takes to put together and staff with volunteers but how much fun it is to be part and also the exposure our Guild gets. We had many interested in the hands on weaving and watching the spinning. There were some young people who enjoyed trying out the looms and the parents and especially the grand parents who enjoyed watching them. Many pictures were taken with some good memories for the family.
Workshop Classes from the IPE that Sharon is offering had many sign up for the Weaving, Felting and Spinning. Some of the dates are going to be changed after Sharon has had time to call everyone interested. She will keep us posted on the dates.
Salmon Arm Fair Ann spoke of some of the same things as Sharon at this Fair. Once again there was lots of participation in hands on weaving and people enjoyed watching the spinning and carding.The Blanket waulking drew a crowd, as I am sure many have not seen it before.,and loads of fun for us participating; water everywhere.! We had musical accompaniment and bits of “sort of singing” from us. The Sheep to Shawl was entertaining also and our Guild won first.Louise talked about having some new and different demonstrations and Spinning classes, one of those being Art Yarns. A little later in the year they would like to have those interested in helping get together and set up a new program for the Fair.
Spin-In at Kelowna There were 7 of us participating in the Spin In, and an opportunity to meet new people as we were set up in groups according to the color on our nametag. A really good idea. The food was yummy and the Show and Tell had a great variety. We hope several of their Guild will attend our Spin Out on Oct 29th
Spin-Out at Salmon Arm Anne has made hooks for spinning wheels as our door tags, thanks very much, it will be a nice keepsake for people as well as useful. There will be three big door Prizes and if you are interested in bringing a smaller raffle prize, you can get hold of Ann to arrange delivery or just bring to the event that morning. (examples: home made jam; small craft, plant etc.)I believe Ann may have all of the spots filled that need help to make our get together fun and smooth running. We have several paid registrations already and think there will be more. It was decided that there would be a Guild Table of items to be sold.
If you have any yarns for Art Spinning they can be taken to Sara’s daughter’s store in Salmon Arm.
Picadilly Mall There will not be a get together at the Mall this month as we are busy getting ready for Spin Out etc. Rod asked about changing the Display for a more seasonal look. All agreed
NEW BUSINESSMistakes!!! We all make them in our handmade items and for our November Meeting, Louise will arrive early and help you fix yours, as well as during our coffee break and a bit after the meeting. Sometimes it takes a different eye to see the mistake also. Thanks Louise.
Christmas Sale Held on Dec 3rd I am sure Ann will be asking for help at our November meeting so be ready to volunteer. This is a big event for us and we will need help.
December Meeting is the Pot Luck Dinner and begins at 6pm instead of 7pm.We have also changed the date for the meeting; it will be the 2nd MondayDecember 12th It would be really nice to see everyone there.
Spin Ins November 15th 10 to 2 pm Sherry Barker(will bring directions Nov Meeting)January 17th 10 to 2 pm Mona BallSharon gave a talk on pricing our items for sale. It is always hard to come up with a price, however there are many factors to consider. Price of yarn, replacement cost of same yarn, how long it takes to make, travel, time spent designing etc. Thanks for giving us some tips.Meeting Adjourned 8:35 pmShow and Tell It is amazing how many varieties of items were shown last night. We are very fortunate to have such talents in our Guild.Hope to see many of you at the Christmas Sale.
Additions to the minutes:Sherry, for Lis, our Secretary.
Under Equipment Report - Rod wanted his name and contact info (text, email, phone, etc) to be in the rental book and people would contact him in 1 of those ways as well as signing items out in the book. This would allow him to keep track of things without having to check the guild room every day. (check with Rod if this is how he wants it written up)
Library Report: There were some outstanding library books over the summer, I'm hoping after tonight's meeting the books will be returned in good faith. It was just a matter of this person getting to the Salmon Arm's guild room to be able to hand them in.ANWG report - the conference is the end of June and July 1, 2,2017, the guild has paid our guild membership which allows each of us to register at the member rate which is a saving.Google ANWG conferences then in menus look at past conferences and2017 Conference for the information on that is presently there , more will be coming and registrationon starts Jan 1st. from Louise
I will do an update of the library check outs in the next week or so.
Over the summer we received the following;
Guild of Canadian Weavers - The Bulletin, Summer 2016 issue
Ply Magazine, Summer 2016, issue # 13. and....
Spin Off, Summer 2016, issue # 2
Noelle did leave me more magazines on the back counter, Rod will bring them home tonight and I will get them recorded before anyone can check them out.
We have a wealth of information in our guild library, please do not hesitate to browse through the library and take books out and magazines!
The Blog Report: I have had a busy summer with a lot of people wanting their stuff posted in the "For Sale" section of the blog. If you have sold or know of someone who has sold their stuff and it is posted on the blog, please email me the updated information.
I have also had a few emails from people asking about our guild (as a visitor), wanting pricing information on certain items they want posted "For Sale", posting other guild information on our blog, and spinning and knitting inquiries. I've managed to deal with these inquiries by forwarding them on to the appropriate people or calling someone in our guild to help direct these people in their inquiries.
I do have a lady inquiring about someone doing some spinning and knitting for her for some Christmas gifts. If you are interested in taking on such a project send me an email through the guild address or give me a call, my contact info is on the blog and I can fill you in on the details. I'm not even sure if this lady is from our area, it sounds like she might be from the island and therefore maybe one of our members out that way might be interested in taking on this project. I did tell the lady that everyone was busy getting their own projects ready for our Christmas sale.
Thank you to those people sending me pictures for the blog, either of spin ins, workshops or fall fairs. We've been quite busy over the summer! I have totally enjoyed keeping the pictures and our events updated.
Please someone take pictures of tonight's show and tell for me to post.
Thank you. Bea 🐝