approa appproximately 50 people and draw our membership from the Shuswap/North Okanagan
We are very active in the community, putting on demonstrations at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair, the Int the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, Heritage Week, Knit (Spin) In Public Day and se several days during the summer at the local museum. Demonstrations include an annual she sheep-to-shawl competition at the Fall Fair, spinning, weaving, felting, dyeing, washing and
carding carding fleece, waulking blankets, and a back-to-back sweater competition. We have done artn the arts in the schools as part of the visiting artist program, and raised money for the local Art Gallery Art Gallery and for people who lost their homes in the Kelowna forest fire in 2003.
We offer several workshops throughout the year and hold an annual spin-in attended by guilds guilds throughout the Okanagan and Thompson (Kamloops) region. We are fortunate to have a have a room at the local community centre with a 60” Woolhouse countermarche loom and two 36” to 36' LeClerc looms that we can warp up for guild projects, as well as several smaller looms an and spinning wheels available for rent and a guild library.
The Workshop coordinator Louise Smith proposed that our group do the 2017 Samples and
hen use the payment for funding shortfalls in future workshops. We started early in 2016 and have have completed 3 samples already and we are working on the fourth sample at the moment. W We took warped table looms to many different venues and used them for demonstrations of f we weaving. Some members also went into our weaving room and worked on the samples whe were it was quiet and they could concentrate. Everyone from experienced to beginner w weavers have woven samples.