Our members have been busy and shared their projects at a recent get together.
Many thanks to our many volunteers for their hard work and dedication in presenting another great looking booth at the Christmas Craft Market. This event is always a highlight of our year. This year was no exception. We added new payment methods with Square this year and were very pleased with the results. It’s always such a pleasure seeing the many varies and wonderful items our members craft.
The demonstration booth was also notched up a little bit this year with a static display of some items used for our crafting, in addition to the loom we use. On Sunday three spinners and a weaver produced a scarf in “Sheep to scarf” tradition. The warp of light denim blue was offset with a spun warp of varied shades of blue. We are looking forward to seeing it after our weaver Jenny O. has given it a proper finishing. Well done Ladies! Also this year, Louie O demonstrated the making of Temari balls on Sunday. I always love seeing these intricate little wonders – they are fascinating and mesmerizing.
We had a great conversation session yesterday about the new possibilities for projects and directions yesterday at our get together. Topping it off was our Show and Tell. Marie F. modeled her new African Strip Jacket. The fabric was woven by Babe H. and Marie fashioned the jacket with the instructions used a number of years ago by several of the members who embarked on this particular project. Beautifully woven and masterfully sewn together. Great job!
Thank you to all the participants at our Spin in this year. As always our volunteers outdid themselves. We hosted 70 registered spinners and 6 vendors this year. A few afternoon shoppers also visited. Our Guild had such fun with the 3 Colour Crayon challenge that we decided to extend the challenge to our visitors, and 42 participants have registered! Can’t wait to see what marvelous things show up at Show and Tell next year.
We did add a new twist to the day this year by having a raffle. On offer were a beautiful blanket woven by our members, a scarf also made by our members and a lovely box of Purdys chocolates .
If you joined us this year and have any photos you would like to share please send them along and we’ll publish them.
Next years Spin in will be held on September 14 2019 at Rosedale Traditional School. More info will be posted on the website with the registration information.
Well, the year has gone by quickly and we find ourselves busy putting the final touches on items to submit to the Chilliwack Christmas Craft Market. This event is a chance to showcase the talents of our members. Many long hours have gone into the wonderful projects on offer to the public. We have been very fortunate to participate in this annual event for many years.
This year we will be stepping into the 21st century and offering payment by Square, for the convenience of our patrons. We look forward to another great event. We will be demonstrating spinning during the 3 days of the show, and will be working on a sheep to scarf on Sunday.
The Chilliwack Fair was held on the weekend of August 10-12 2018. Although it is not a Guild event, as such, many of our members volunteer their time to organize, and demonstrate at the Spinning and Weaving booth. The Wednesday and Thursday preceding the Fair were incredibly hot and many thanks tot he volunteers who were at the booth to received and arrange the items for judging. Thankfully the weather did cool a wee bit for the Fair. Our members demonstrated spinning during the course of the event and on Sunday a mini-Sheep to Scarf was undertaken.
This is the scarf as it came off the loom. It has been properly finished now and I’ll include a photo shortly.
The little Spring Elves have been busy! The varied and colourful towels have been taken down from our walls and the most amazing display of scarves and has taken it’s place! Louise O and her minions have been tireless in their efforts to show off our favorite scarves. Well done Ladies – yes that is a Capital “L”!!