The Regina Weavers and Spinners Guild, on behalf of the Saskatchewan Weavers and Spinners, warmly invites you to join in a prairie fibre celebration. Register to join fibre artists of all skill levels from across the prairies. Take part in an exciting fibre fellowship that will freshly inspire you to chase your passion for weaving, spinning, felting and the many connected methods. Learn new techniques from qualified instructors from here and across Canada.
Terri Bibby of Saltspring Soari will inspire us with her Saori weaving.
Carol James of Sashweaver will enlighten us with the ancient technique of Sprang.
Plus several exciting local instructors with great topics.
Our Theme – “Renewal” is bubbling up of new life. Across our great province, we are experiencing a resurgence of interest in the practices of spinning and weaving. We want to illuminate this renewal as we gather together and highlight this new energy being injected into our traditional crafts. Our goal is to celebrate our love for this art and to propel them forward for years to come, giving them another well-deserved time to shine. Think new growth, a cultivation and care for these crafts, just as a seed flourishes with sun, shower and healthy soil.
We hope you find kinship and solidarity amongst so many talented passionate people.
Members of the guild held a Needle Felting workshop at the Glen Elm library this past weekend. Marjorie lead the class in the basics of felting with a needle and provided a lot of inspiration including books and examples (many made by Wendy and Nicole). Participants were quite creative with their use of fibre. Overall it was a great experience for both parties to get together and play with fibre and new skills and have fun just being artistic. Thank you to the Regina Public Library and Marjorie for providing the supplies needed for the afternoon.
Participants Finished Objects: