There is lots going on with the Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild this spring which we will share with you very soon. We will be posting the dates for the Provincial Retreat in 2017 and will have more information on upcoming workshops for you very, very soon! You can always follow us on Facebook for updates.
Show and Tell
Marjorie did a great presentation talking about "Plarn". You will have to check back for more details...
Our members had a lot to share this month. Many were handmade gifts for giving away and others were for sales or for ourselves.
We were also very pleased to have a Burmese weaver in our group. She showed us how she does back strap weaving using a loom made from materials found in the jungle. She creates tension by leaning back on the loom.
For starters, thank you to everyone who came out the the annual Guild Sale this past weekend! The weather wasn't very nice but that didn't deter those who look forward to the sale every year. It's nice to come and see the demos and talk with everyone but it is also nice to see all the hard work and talent our members share.
Show and tell this month had a nice mix of items to draw inspiration from:
Kathy and Heather talked in depth about their weaving and shared tips and tricks that they use to make their items. They both discussed different fibres they use to achieve the look their are working towards in their projects and what makes them a good choice. Very informative!
Welcome back everyone, hope you all had a wonderful summer! With our Annual Guild Sale coming up next month, there was a wonderful abundance of show and tell this month. Many of these items will be available at our sale on Oct 4th & 5th.
You will find a lot of inspiration this month! Our members were busy!
The program for the evening was all about spinning lopi yarns. Dora - our master spinner, gave a very informative demonstration. She made it look so easy!
RWSG Mini Retreat
Spring is always a busy time of year, and our members prove it with all the wonderful handiwork they brought for show and tell this month!
I know I've added a lot more patterns to my queue after this evening :)
Colleen did a very interesting presentation on her experiences as a spinner and her time spent at the Mulberry Silk farm in Laos learning all about Silkworms.
Here is a link to the patterns used in some of the project above:
Prairie Sunset Shawl
Stitch Surfer Socks
Age of Brass and Steam Shawl
Special thanks to Alesha for introducing many of us to Kumihimo this evening!
This year we all got together at Wok Box and enjoyed each others company. We had our annual Christmas ornament exchange and as always, there were some really creative decorations. A fun time was had by all.
We were all very busy in November, here are some projects made by guild members: