It’s been pretty quiet out there with us not being able to gather. We know some of you have continued to connect with each other. In lieu of being able to meet, Jordan set up a Facebook group for any of you who may want to share what you’ve been working on and to see what others have been doing while cooped up. Just search “Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers” on Facebook and a group should show up for you. Join us and let us know what you’ve been up to! We can’t wait to see what you’ve accomplished.
It all comes out in the wash.
For some, having a large floor loom is not an option, but that doesn’t mean large projects are not. Jordan has a 32″ Leclerc Iris that suits just about any project. This week she made a first attempt at a multi-panel blanket.
This Roughrider fan dream-come-true was was woven in two separate panels, counting each warp shot so that the stripes could be matched up. There was a moment of panic when the two pieces weren’t exactly the same length, but once an additional warp thread was stitched through a selvedge on each side and the piece was washed and dried, one would never know without looking closely.
First time for everything!
Mary got a round of applause as she pulled her very first blanket off the 60″ loom. Now it goes home for finishing!
The Dogwood Flower Runner
Jenny O. has submitted this gorgeous photo of her woven Dogwood Flower Runner. It is made with mercerized linen from the UK, set at 24epi and 84” long.
A Little Time on Our Hands
What does one do with a big stash of handspun yarn and a lot of spare time? Learn something new of course!
Louise O. has taken the time to teach herself a new skill in knitting mittens. We love the fun colours and the way the yarn self-stripes. Our craft ensures that no two pairs will ever be the same.
Many Hands, Many Blankets
For several years after the move to our current location, our 60″ loom sat dormant. But once one blanket came off that loom, it’s been warped over and over. Several ladies pool their stash, select colours that work together and the loom is warped with length enough for several pieces. Even though the warp is the same, every blanket that comes off the loom is unique—just like the ladies who weave them!
My Year in Temperatures
Guild member Marlene R. Has begun a year-long endeavour to track high and low temperatures every day. Visit her blog for updates.
New Spinner – Bev
New at both spinning and knitting, Bev just had to bring her first completed project in to show off. This lovely Saturday Sweater was handmade from fleece to finish by Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild member, Bev Huseby. Even long-time spinners and knitters had to get a close up look at the texture of this lovely piece.
New Spinner – Jordan
Jordan is a relatively new spinner having joined the Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild in January of 2016. She took to spinning faster than a duck to water and was more than willing to accept and excel at any and every challenge the other members could throw at her. With her wheel, Georgia – a Louet S71, she has spun fibre from sheep to dollar store cotton balls and nearly everything in between. Her expertise lies in crochet (for which she won Best of Show at the 2016 Chilliwack Fall Fair), but weaving is very quickly taking a front seat.