Monday, September 11, 2017

Check Upcoming Events for the next Spin In ....... ➡️➡️➡️➡️
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there you will find our events and the next monthly meeting date and times )

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Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild  

Next monthly meeting will be in October.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Congratulations to Linda Nichols
our Salmon Arm Fall Fair winner of two woven tea towels.

Thank you to those who donated
to getting your name in on the raffle.

Friday, September 8, 2017

       120th Salmon Arm Fair - Something to Crow About 
Canada's 150th Birthday  

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers booth in 
Salmon Arm, B.C.
Liz, Elvi, Judith and Ann

Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. was waulking of the blankets.  
The blankets were woven in late spring and today we waulked them,  which is a type of fulling process before washing the blankets.

Setting up the tables and blankets in preparation for waulking.

Getting the blankets wet and soaped before starting.

It is a 1, 2, 3, 4 motion!
Swish, swish, swish pass the blanket along!
Note, all the blankets are all woven together.

Passing the blanket to the person on your left.

Start again, 1.... Swish.......

2..... Swish......

3..... Swish.....

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.was our Sheep to Shawl competition.  
Thank you Ponderosa Spinners and Weavers for joining in on the competition.  
Thank you too to Ted Crouch from "The Original Wooden Dragon Boats" 
for supplying our Canada 150 team T-Shirts.

Hiromi Nakagawa, Ann Nikmo, Elvi Pukas, Carole Berube, Rod and Bea Johnson

Carole Berube, Elvie Pukas, Ann Nikmo, Hiromi Nakagawa, Bea and Rod Johnson

Lindsay Topham, Jody Atkinson, Nicole Desson, Gloria McClure, Chris MacKenzie
missing is Susan Garvie.

Nicole Desson, Gloria McClure, Lindsay Topham, Chris MacKenzie, Jody Atkinson and Susan Garvie
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Team

The loom is warped and ready to go!
Getting ready to comb the locks.

Hiromi, Bea, Ann and Elvie, started combing the locks.

Carole, and Ann using the big combs to make the rovings.
Rod combing the locks.
See the other team combing their locks too!

Carole, Rod and Elvi

Ann using the big comb.

Showing off our team T-Shirts!

Mona Ball was our judge.
Thank you Mona for coming out again this year!

Ponderosa Spinners and Weavers Team

The loom is warped and ready to go! 

Jody, Gloria and Lindsay

Chris and Jody

Susan and Nicole

Jody, Gloria and Chris

 Here are a few pictures of our displays and items for sale at the Salmon Arm Fair.
Hats, scarves and wall hangings.

Shawls and felted wraps.

Socks, socks and more socks......

Tea towels, table runners, scarves and more socks!

Blankets, shawls and felted toys.

A display of different kinds of fibre our guild uses.

Lots of items for sale......

Anne's demo on the sock knitting machine.

Something for everyone!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Interior Provincial Exhibition 2017
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers booth 
in Armstrong, B.C.
Pictures and comments provided by Louise Smith.

Weaving, knitting and hand spun.




Roving, felting and weaving.

Something for everyone!

Tea Towels

More tea towels!

More tea towels, Pink ones are all cotton, double faced twill
and the blue block ones are cotolin and double faced twill.

This is a felted wall hanging by Sharon Wickstrom.

Felted soap, dolls, dryer balls in group of three, felted food,
felted gnomes and pocket dolls by Barb Articus.

Plaid heavier cotton blanket, hand dyed yarn,
knit wear, felting, woven silk and cotton scarf.
Blankets and tea towels.

Table runners, shawls and tea towels.

Garments, shawls, hand spun vegetable dyed yarn.

Barb in the background and a loom all set up for weaving.

Barb checking out our displays.

Elvi - weaving demo.

There is a lot of talent in our guild!

Children's practise table, a loom a carder behind and
an inkle loom.  Spinning was also demo'ed.

Judith demo'ed knitting.